My male and I mesh really well because he is a lot like me. We are both aloof, reserved till we get to know someone, goofy as heck after we become friends, mean what we say/do, motivated, LOVE to work, have an on/off switch and are easy to calm down. We can be killers out in the world, but are very happy to veg at home.
My girls remind me of me when I was a teenager. Crazy, wild, frantic, always needing attention and reassurance. The girls simply HAVE to be doing SOMETHING always. They have to be poking me with their snouts, initiating play, whining, asking to go out, asking for food, complaining, moody, fighting etc etc etc. I have to put the girls away if I need quiet time. Whiskey is content with chilling when I tell him to, the girls obey my "relax" command for 10 mins before starting their old mischief.
I want my next female to be a serious dog that is very aloof and reserved. I don't want any more frantic, needy, Golden-type personalities
I think I've outgrown that stage of life!