Ever since I can remember the only dogs I have ever had were German Shepards and Yorkshire Terriers, both breeds were great and awesome. Once me and my wife get our house built we plan to get at least 5-7 dogs. Right now we want to get 2, one for her and one for me... She likes smaller dogs, and has been partial to the pug-looking like ones. I want a larger dog, mid to large size with short hair, cause these dogs will be house dogs and like children to us. I would like to know from any members here that may have dogs similar to what we are looking for, could you please tell me more about your dogs so we have a better feel for what types are best for home and they have to like kids and possibly cats, cause my wife wants 2 cats too. Thanks.