Paul and I are planning to buy a house in about 3 years. I've wanted a dog my entire life and we're thinking of getting one once we have a house with a yard. If we don't get one from the shelter (most of the dogs at the shelter here are sled dogs which tend to be very active), we like the Samoyed and American Eskimo breeds because all the ones we've met have been nice, they have good thick coats which is important since the dog would have to go outside to pee and go on walks in -30 weather, and they seem like a good fit for us based on what research we've done. Uh, also they're adorable. I read that Samoyeds do well with small animals if they're raised with them from puppyhood and they don't have much of a prey drive. Keeping our bunnies safe would be my #1 priority if we got a dog and we'd like to get a puppy so it will grow up with bunnies. We would most likely keep the rabbits' cages in a room with a door that could be closed at night and when we aren't home so the dog couldn't visit the bunnies in our absence. I'd love to hear everyone's experience with having a dog and rabbits.