I don't see it very likely I would go with a lab in all honesty, I like them, just not for me. I like the Shepherd and BC intensity. If I had a family it would be different though. I thought about it last night and I think 4 years is about when I would be able to do this if I decided to.
I guess that's a sufficient amount of time to think about it too
I am really leaving towards the Malinois, my trainer told me yesterday that she could see me with a Malinois because I have the dedication for one. Her and many people she knows have had one, so that's nice to hear.
I think the ones I like most are the Malinois, Dutch Shepherds and the BC's.
Remy was very high intensity as a puppy, but I'm assuming a Mal is that x10.
Right now, I definitely don't have the means for one, but my plan for the next 10 years is to work in the bush on the late spring, summer and early fall. Then I will be skiing all winter, so I think it would fit perfectly with my lifestyle. During my working time the dog would come out to work with me as well anyways.
My trainer is going to teach me some SAR basics with Remy when she gets back, so I'm excited for that. I think they do demonstrations at ski hills sometimes, so I will look out for those too.