After losing my beloved Lucy two years ago, I'm finally ready to get another dog. My only trouble is I have no idea what type of dog to get. I'm hoping you good folks will have some suggestions. What type of dog should I get? Even if you don't have any opinion on what I should get, feel free to tell us about your dog. For background, Lucy was a Jack Russell & Chihuhua mix. We met at a Humane Society shelter where I was actually looking for an Irish Setter. However, I saw Lucy and I just knew when I saw her that she was going to be my dog. I think I would like a Weimaraner or Border Collie. I work from home, but I live in a rental and my back yard is a mere 20x30. I'm not sure if that would be enough for them to run around in on days I couldn't make it to the dog park.