I need help choosing a dog.
I just bought a house with an acre of land and want to get a dog, but I'm having a hard time choosing a breed I like. My family has had dogs but not very trainable breeds, so I want something I can train to do tricks and fetch, can put up with a decent amount of exercise since I walk a few miles every day, long lived/inherently decent health for the breed, decently responsible off leash, can chill out at the end of the day and cuddle up on the couch, preferably short or low maintenance coat and prick ears are the only really aesthetics I care about.
Also I live alone for now, work 8hrs a day but only 2 miles from home so I come home for lunch, but otherwise the dog wont be supervised during that time, I am going to fence in the whole yard shortly so the dog won't be locked in the house all day.
I've had friends recommend gsd's since they hit a lot of those points, but they are one of the worst shedders and don't have the longest life spans, not to mention the horrible sloped spines and hip issues. Another friend has three huskies and, could hook me up with his breeder, they are supper cuddly but aren't into fetching or any of that and are terrible off leash.
I'm kind of lost as to which direction to go so I could use all of your 2 cents.