I have had mostly larger breed dogs: Rhod. Ridgeback, Rottweiller & Gold. Retriever. My last dog was a Lhasa x Pom. Loved them all!! My dilema is: we are now retired, have new hardwood floors, live in a subdivision - hot climate. I think I'm looking at a small breed dog now (floors) but I'm concerned about the health issues different breeds seem to be prone to. I had to put my little girl to sleep because of a lot of serious issues and now when I read about health issues associated with different breeds I find myself recoiling! I know you can't be afraid to love again but I do feel a little gun-shy!