Hello, I currently have a lovely working line Male English Springer Spaniel. He’s very obedient, and participates in agility courses. We currently don’t have any kids, although plan to within 2-4 years time, he’s amazing with other dogs and kids, only bad thing is he has a desire to shower any kid he sees in kisses. He’s currently about 2 and half years old, and gets at least 2 hours free running in the fields/parks everyday, and weekends are spent at national trust places, or at the lake or beach. Me and my OH have our hearts set of two breeds of dog, a border collie and some sort of small/medium lurcher (I know, not a really a breed). We would like to get both breeds of dog at some point in the future, both would be about 2 years apart from eachother. However, we have some questions. Is having 3 dogs mad? Especially with hopes of having children in the future, although of course, they will either both be before the children, or one of them after having the first child. I am fully prepared to have 3 dogs along with a baby, it’s just whether it’s a mad idea? I believe we are able to have all these dogs and meet all their requirements, however want confirmation that we wouldn’t be put in a case of having to return one. I know it’s hard to generalise, but do these breeds typically get along? Would it be better to have 2 females and 1 Male, or 2 males and 1 female? Are lurchers obedient? Which one of the two breeds would be better to get first?