Dog for a 12 yrs old girl? Part 2

I got some really good feedback on my last question and I don't really think that a Chihuahua is the best dog breed for us. Look at my last question if you want. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmW9m9awScpzJcQTbLvVVMbsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080806054410AAtHJxe I forgot to mention the she is very... show more I got some really good feedback on my last question and I don't really think that a Chihuahua is the best dog breed for us. Look at my last question if you want.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmW9m9awScpzJcQTbLvVVMbsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080806054410AAtHJxe

I forgot to mention the she is very competent in caring for many differant types of animals and often assists on her grandfathers farm cleaning, grooming and feeding sheep, goats, alpacas, dogs and horses. So I am confident she is able to handle most any breed of dog. We need a smaller breed because our living space in on the smaller side. she has no siblings and lives in an area were there are not many kids her age.

SO, What dog breeds can you recomend from your personal experience for a girl looking for companionship?
Update: Money is no issue, we have the means to properly financially care for a dog.

delicatcy is not an issue as well, she has cared for much smaller animals, newborn lambs & miniature goats, kittens, puppies, chicks, ducklings.

I want suggestions for a good compainion dog. something on the smaller side
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