I decided recently I wanted a new dog. I still have my dog, Amora, a corgi-labrador mix, who simply doesn't have enough energy for me. I live in Northwest Florida, ten minutes from the beach and eight from the dog park (which has a little bay behind it). I would prefer a dog easy to train, but I'm open to a moderate challenge (Read: A reasonable challenge, not something that is seemingly impossible and requires a U.S. Marine) In terms of energy and exercise needs, I want it high. My new pup will be exercised via Bikejoring/Urban Mushing and hiking and in the summer months playing fetch near or in the water. While I would prefer no serious/ "nordic type" shedding, I'd put up with it for the right dog. Since I am a young, single female, I would prefer a dog that is large and affectionate towards me, to scare off possible intruders, though guarding ability is not a top priority, and still snuggle on the lonely nights (Amora is not a cuddler, she constantly has to check out every sight and sound). I've considered a German Shorthaired Pointer, Australian Shepherd, Border Collie and Belgian Malinois. I'm still in the "research" phase so I'm open to other breeds I may not've heard of or considered. Thank you in advanced for your input!