I have been thinking about getting a second dog. It probably wont be as soon as I would like but I am starting my research so that when the time comes I can prepare. I am looking for an intelligent, food motivated versatile breed that can do just about anything. I tend to like a somewhat fluffy dog, at least soft to the touch. My next dog I would like a more energetic dog. Not quite as much exuberance as a border collie but not a couch potato either. River is an amazing dog and exactly what I wanted for my first dog, but sometimes I am all ready to train and I can't get my dog off the couch. I would like to do TRICKS, Rally, Obedience, Agility (mostly for fun), Swimming, biking (if I get a large dog), Canine Freestyle, maybe some Tracking. I would also love a potential therapy dog. A dog that is great with people, other pets and is confident yet still very food motivated and willing to please. As I said a very versatile dog that can do just about anything. I would also prefer a dog that is not completely black or completely white just because they can be hard to photograph and I would like to have the option to do animal acting or modeling, what ever may come up. Here is my possible next breed list. Golden Retriever (I know I can find one with more energy and you can do just about anything with them.) Papillon (I've heard very good things about their personalities and had another trainer/friend who specifically recommended that breed for me. Standard Poodle (I have worked with several and they are very versatile, intelligent and from the right line and upbringing very food motivated.) Miniature Poodle (Smaller, but they have some really good qualities and I admire the really well trained ones, they tend to have really good focus) Brittany (I worked with one in private lessons and she was one of the best dogs I had the pleasure of working with. Extremely food motivated, intelligent and willing. I haven't met a lot of dogs from this breed so I would want to research them a bit more, but from what I can see very nice breed.) Shetland sheepdog ( I know they have a tendency to be shy when not properly socialized, but they also are very smart and very good trick dogs.) Saluki ( I know they were bred to chase and some people say they can't really be trusted, but these guys fascinate me. I will have to meet a few first before I make my decision and from what I have seen they may be impossible to find anyway.) Miniature Australian Shepherd (Huge debate. I have met some very nice ones, although they might be impossible to find I haven't really looked at that yet.) Definitely a breed that will need tons of socializing too.) Collie (There are a lot of nice collies in my area. They definitely meet my criteria of what I am looking for.) Any breeds I missed that you think I should consider? Advice/Suggestions/Considerations?