my name is rachel, and i will be moving soon, im a nurse, and my last companion (my little beagle buddy) passed on. he was the dog i grew up with and i believe i am ready to take on another one of mans best friends. i did research the breed and think that it would be a great match for me. however, i would like to get a soft coated, or short hair saint because my fiancee doesnt care for long haired dogs. if anyone has any information i would appreciate it!