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We've had Apollo for a week now and I think I've fallen in love. :D

I love his gentleness. He is so very careful taking treats that most of the time he ends up dropping them.

I love his protectiveness... Even though it means letting him out of crate at 2am after he's heard a strange noise, so he can check the house to make sure all is clear.

I love his alertness... How he "poses" stock still for endless minutes (a rescue looking every bit like a top bred show dog) to watch a chipmunk that's just out of reach.

I love his intelligence. He quickly figured out that the cats are part of his "pack" and will scold Luna if she is getting too rough with them.

I love his adoration. He would be content sitting for hours with his big ol' head on my knee, gazing up at me with his sweet, sad eyes.

I love his playfulness. He and his "sister," Luna, could play for hours with nothing but a stick for tug-of-war.

I love his goofiness. Water is apparently the greatest thing ever, and even if he's exhausted tired he instantly wants to play... but walking involves lifting his legs as high as they can go and making great splashes, LOL.

Rottweiler is my heart breed... what's yours?
 

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Shepherds :) Hands down
 

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I HOPE my heart breed will be the Scottish Deerhound or the Doberman, but only time will tell because I won't be able to get either until atleast two years. ;)
 

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My heart breed would have to be English Mastiff. I could watch them for hours...just the way they move and carry themselves I find fascinating. In my opinion, they are just an absolutely gorgeous breed. :D
 

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My heart breed is the Pug. I love their sense of humour, devotion, the way they always want to be near you, touching you, cuddling with you. And I LOVE those adorable, smushy expressive faces of theirs. :)
 

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I don't know, but I grew up with a cocker spaniel and found myself drawn to another one in the shelter who I've fallen in love with. Strangely enough, I found out my parents had a couple of cocker spaniels before the dog I grew up with. I half wonder if it's genetic.
 

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shepherds, they are the best all round dog in the world IMHO
 

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I have two actually, aussie and gsds. I love everything about both breeds. :) and now I have a GSD mix and an Aussie mix and I'm completely happy. And yes I know mixes aren't good for determining what the actual breed is like, but I've known and adored members of both breeds.
 

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I don't know that I have one...I have had mutts for so long that I haven't had the opportunity to really get to know a specific breed. I have fallen in love with many different breeds from being on this forum, but I don't know that I would live with one. ;)
 

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I don't know that I have one...I have had mutts for so long that I haven't had the opportunity to really get to know a specific breed. I have fallen in love with many different breeds from being on this forum, but I don't know that I would live with one. ;)
Brutus says the feeling is mutual. :p
 

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Pembroke Welsh Corgis. I love their intelligence, how they act fearless (though they're usually not!) their "big dog in a small body" attitude and their affectionate personality. I also find them breathtaking...
 

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Having a swissy and a leonberger I obviously couldn't decide.

I was just discussing yesterday which I would pick if I was in a situation where I had to specialize and I really don't know. I love each for very different reasons and I can't see ever having just one of them.

I love the swissy OCD of making sure to alert to every single thing that has changed or any person that might be walking by. I love that they are absolute velcro dogs and that Carol is underfoot at all times. I'm having fun training her investigative brain even if she is swissy goofy at times.

The Leo is so outgoing and social, it's fun to see people's reactions to her (why yes, she does have large paws and will be big...). I love watching her water obsession and that she is one smart little bugger. The wookie noises she makes are hilarious!

Yesterday was an awesome example of their differences. Our neighbor came into his backyard which joins ours, we barely ever see this particular neighbor. We don't have a fence between the yards but there are trees that mark that property boundaries and we have never had a problem with the pups staying on our side (always supervised closely of course).

When the pups saw this new person they had two totally different reactions. Carol came and stood on alert next to me doing her best impression of a full grown swissy baroo. Sally heard Carol bark, looked and saw our neighbor and made a bee-line over for some petting. Complete and total opposites, but ask me to pick which I prefer and I would never be able to decide.
 

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Saint Bernard.

Big, soft teddy bear of a dog.

I have wanted a Saint since I saw the first Beathoven movie, I was 12. It took me 18 years to be stable enough to bring my dream boy home. He's been with me 2 1/2 months and I can say without a doubt reality is so much better than the dreams were all those years ago. I couldnt have found a more perfect puppy, a puppy that fits my family, if I tried.
 

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Border Collie. I love their loyalty and their work ethic. They are affectionate and usually obedient, easy to train. Their size is perfect for my aging body lol and their coat is beautiful, yet easy to care for. They love to be busy, but they also have an "off" switch. If we have another dog it will probably be a rescue BC. A Tibetan Terrier would be my second choice, but since I have only been aquainted with a mix, I cannot be sure of what I would get.
 

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APBTs.
When I was a kid I did a lot of switching as to what my 'favorite' breed was but once I actually started working with dogs it was quickly apparent what breed really had my heart.
 

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Shelties of course...I love everything about them really, their sweet faces, soft coats, intelligence and trainability, quirkiness, velcroness, their perfect size, and I love how they are one person/one family dogs and how my kids are their flock....I even love their loud mouths at times. :rolleyes:
 
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