We are currently researching dog breeds. We are not planning to get a pup until next year but are looking at breeds etc. A few of the breeds we like are Border Collies, Labradors, English Pointers and Dalmatians. The problem we have is that everywhere says they need a big garden. We have a small garden but are planning on doing a long walk everyday and 2/3 shorter walks a day. If they get a good walk and a good run does a big garden really make a difference.