get 'em a Lab or Golden Retriever.
I don't know any retrievers that were born laid back. High energy until at 3 years old in most cases and they like to work.
It's my understanding, too, that labs & retrievers are most often high energy dogs that need to work, some even more than gsd's.
Huskies, too ... they were born to pull ... thinking walks may not be so pleasant.
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