I am planning to get a dog for myself. After a lot of careful thought, I decided I want a dog that is a puppy, either from a reliable breeder or if it really wins me over, from a pound. I am having a hard time deciding on which breed I want. So far I like: Labrador Retriever Boxer Doberman Pincher Vizsla Shetland Sheepdog Rhodesian Ridgeback I want to get a dog that is low maintainance when it comes to shedding. Easy to keep clean, isn't a a total nutcase, intelligent, and easy to live with and won't try eating my friends. I want a dog that I can take out for runs but is also fine with lounging on the couch and not hyper. Any suggestions and recommendations would be appreciated and please say why you think it is a good choice so I would understand better. Also, if you have a dog or dogs, feel free to post pics.