I guess my first two dogs were our Golden Retriever, Daisy, and then our GSD, Sadie. We got Daisy when I turned 4 for "my" birthday. Of course she ended up becoming my dads dog... but she was a GREAT first dog and a wonderful family dog. Never caused any big issues, was very laid back and willing to do whatever, etc. I asked for Sadie when I was 10 and I'd say she was my first dog that mostly mine... as much as a dog can be a 10 year old's ya know? She was a difficult dog but she was my baby. She got me interested in dog training, etc. I was always obsessed with different dog breeds and stuff.