What about an Irish Setter?? they are SO gorgious!! I came across one in poland and oh my was she ever a lovely lady.. so polite and sweet.... I was on a lil jog and i saw her and started talking to the owner, the dog came up to me and she sat down and looked up at me saying "pet me" she told me they need a lot of exercise and lots of brushing but they are very calm very good family dogs... might be something to look into.... I think the best way to decide what kinda dog you want is to spend time with them.. thats how I fell in love with the boxer.. i spent a bit of my time with my cosuin Ola who has a beautiful fawn boy named Arrie, he was such a lil baby and wanted to play, he just made me laugh and if a dog can make you laugh I think thats the best medicine.