Dude, I feel your pain...figuratively. I have the big dogs, too, and it can make boating problematic. You don't want too much volume that you can't throw down but the dogs bark if they don't have enough room. I don't feel your pain literally anymore because I said screw it and got into a bigger boat. I used to paddle a big easy and loved the boat but had no foam in the front and nothing on my feet. Every 10-15 minutes I had to get out or just suffer. Pitons killed. My feet looked like they'd been in a chipper-shredder after a long run. A couple years ago I got a vision 56 and loved the way it paddled but my feet were in even worse shape so I sold it (and cried). Then I bought a superstar and now my feet are comfy with foam and I can even wear rodeo socks. It's a little harder to throw but it's worth it.
Get the boat that's comfy. Design differences between two boats will not make a big enough difference to compensate for hurting feet.
What's the deal with this new buzz? I feel like I'm on acid.
I hope in the future Americans are thought of as a warlike, vicious people, because I bet a lot of high schools would pick "Americans" as their mascot. -Jack Handy