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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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I like a dog that is strong, alert, fun loving, great sense of humor, trainable but not push button. I like a dog that "thinks" by itself. (though sometimes I wonder why?) I like a dog that is tolerant, forgiving, honest and likes to work. I pretty much get that in my breed of choice. That said, I know what the OP means. I do think it is a female/male thing. I just loved my old girl so much and there will be no comparison with my boys. I think they will always be loved but they will never be her. No matter what kind of dog I get, I will never have my girl back. I will however, if I am lucky, open my heart up to other dogs and appreciate them for who THEY are as individuals.
I like a dog that looks at me and says, "Take me home and I'll be your best friend forever." I'm easy.

The personality surfaces later. The breed is always a partial mystery. So I guess my answer is, "Neither."
Sheesh! Where were you when I was trying to find a home for Oliver? He would have said that to you exactly. Then he would have ran past you and jumped into your car giving you little chance to rebuttal his testimony. He might have stopped briefly to nibble on your earlobes had you bent over for a closer inspection. :)
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