My name is Christine and I'm 20 years old. I just joined your forum and as you can see in my personal details, my role here is mainly educational. I adore animals and I'm planning on having my own dog someday. For now, I'm just patient and wait 'till I have my own home and money. I'd like to have more contact with animals but, no matter how much I'd love to work as a vet's helper, I, unfortunately, don't have the experience to do so. As for my personal friend, I love big dogs such as Golden Retrievers and German or Australian Shepherds but I don't think I could meet their energy levels and provide them the exercise they need. I usually spend long hours at my University and I'm not that energetic in general so the time for walks and games would be about 1-2 hours per day. All things considered, I'm searching for medium or smaller breeds that are easily adaptable to apartment life and home training (with extra professional training if needed). The mixed breeds are a huge weakness of mine too but I'm slightly afraid of the different diseases. As you probably understand, I haven't come to a conclusion about what breed I'd choose but I'm here to learn through your experiences and be prepared to make my future friend as happy as I can when the time comes to fulfil my dream It's so nice to meet you all!