Most of my dogs were given to me. The last one was given to me by my brother who had too many dogs. I got Snowball because I've always wanted a Golden Retreiver.Even though she is half retrevier,and loves to fetch,she is also half Great Pyreness. I know many people who had Pit Bulls because of the attention they get.Most likely my next dog will be a dog from the local shelter.All of these dogs were given to me,so I'd like to pick out my own rescue dog. Anyway,I was just curious to see why you chose your dog's breed.