I keep going between breeds, I just can't decide! So, next year I'm hoping to get another dog. I'm wanting to get away from Greyhounds and Lurchers, much as I love them, they are just too delicate for me to enjoy anymore. The oppertunity has arisen to let another dog into my life, and here's roughly what I'd like. Small - Medium (nothing over 18kg or so) Something with a bit of hair as I love stroking longer coats (not bothered if rough or smooth - can groom every day if need be, but nothing that I would need to groom for hours, or take to the groomer every month) A breed known to be good at recall (I know every dog is different, but like with Beagles and sighthounds, I know they can be really hard to teach recall too and I don't want that again) Something that likes swimming maybe as I live right by the beach! I have lots of small furries, so something that could hopefully be good with them. A sturdy dog, I don't want something likely to get hurt a lot. Must be reasonably easy to find in a rescue, as I doubt I'd go to a breeder. A breed happy with up to 2 hours exercise each day, can be all off-lead if the dog has good recall, not to mention a large fenced garden with the door open all day so 'it' can come and go as it pleases. I've got it in my head I want a show type Cocker, always had a soft spot for them and would love one. But then I hear a story about a crazy one that scares me! :001_tongue: So, what would you recommend? Only thing I don't want is a JRT, nothing against them, they just really don't suit me.