I think collie mixes make good pets. I've never had a collie mix myself, but from what I've heard they are very intelligent and smart and very willing to please (usually ) You'll have to train any dog to mind you like you want it to, but I've always heard cockers and spaniels are really hyper, but that's just what I've heard again I've never had one...
Basset Hounds are really cute dogs that aren't too hyper!! I'm not sure if you want a small/med./large dog but I have 2 maltese mix dogs and they are really sweet dogs that mind really well and they are very calm.
Maybe some body else will know of a different kind of dog you might like better?
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