Ok, so here is the situation, right now we live in an apartment that does not allow dogs. But we are currently looking for a house, and when we do get a house I am going to focus on getting one with a backyard.
I was talking to my mom about dogs, and if we want to get one or not, and she said she isn't ready for one right now but will be after a while.
I asked her what she wants when it comes to a dog, and she said she wants a dog that can swim, since we live somewhat near a dog beach and would really love to take a dog there, but would like one to play in the water and enjoy it. But we would also like a dog with short hair, since we do not have the time to brush the dog daily or weekly. I personally would love to get a Brittany Spaniel, because we have had one in the past and it was a great dog, but 2 problems with that breed, they are hyper and when they see a bird they take off, we want a dog to have fun at the dog beach but we want to be able to catch it when we are ready to go.
So what we want is a dog that likes water, short haired, and isn't too hyper.