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is it the breed or the personality of the dog you like the best?

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I had a Bullmastiff years ago and she had the best temperment and peronality of any dog I had.I had other dogs since,and they were no comparison.Of course they was all males,but I don't think it had anything to do with it.The dog I have now will most likely be close in temperment,once she gets out of the puppy stage.Snowball is sweet and gentle,even at her goofy stage.I've always wanted another Bullmastiff in hoping I'd have another Ginger.But I've come to grips with the fact it doesn't matter what breed of dog I have,I want the dog with the same traits,temperment,and personality.Any of you feel this way?
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For me, I have "my" breed and I will pick a dog of that breed based on its personality. So it's a bit of both. My first dog when I was 6 years old was a boxer, and she had all the traits I could ever want in a dog, so because of her I will always own a boxer (and I've met other boxers since then that only strengthen my love for them). But if I were looking for a dog, walked into a shelter and they had one boxer, I wouldn't adopt it JUST because it's a boxer. The right personality would have to be there, too.

And I guess even if I were an adult looking to get a dog for the first time, I would research breeds first and see which ones typically have the traits I'm looking for. So for me... yeah, ultimately the breed is the first thing I look for.
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