I just know NEVER to have a "google picture search fight" with Awesome Cakes, she will kick my butt.
89% Extroverted ~ 68% Intuition ~ 84% Feeling ~ 89% Perceiving
Enneagram: 2w1 SO/SP Socionics: ENFp
Se 30.4% Si 19.1% - Ne 38.4% Ni 26.4% - Te 23.1% Ti 20% - Fe 46.4% Fi 35.8%
Sanguine | Phlegmatic
Right Brain Dominant
whatever it is? How about spawn of Satan, for starters.
Seriously though, I think you will know what kind of dog you want when the time comes. The two of you will have an unspoken chemistry, no matter the breed. You'll look into them big 'ol puppy dog eyes and fall in love, because it's sweet like that.
Are your teeth hurting? lolz
You can't always do it right, you can always do what's left.
Thoughts rearrange. Familiar now strange. All my skin is drifting on the wind.~
The neighbors have an English Springer Spaniel that's pretty much awesome. She's pretty exuberant, but hasn't grown out of the "puppy" yet. Really sweet and affectionate.
My parents have always kept labs, and they're good dogs, too. Much calmer than a spaniel, and they'll do anything. They're smart, but they're also very loyal.
I also had a golden retriever for a number of years. Talk about high-energy. This dog's favorite thing in the world was to play fetch, and he would play until his legs give out. Sadly, they did -- he got such bad arthritis in his old days that he could barely move. Like the spaniel, golden retrievers are very affectionate, and are pretty smart too.
I also have some experience with beagles. They are fun dogs, and love to explore and go on adventures. They also like to climb and dig. Not quite as friendly as some other dogs, cause they always seem to be preoccupied with a mission.
My parents also have a dog that is a Rottweiler / Lab mix, and he looks something like this. He's a good dog, but has only one true master -- my stepdad. I think his mantra is "make me do it." Oh, and contrary to the negative rep that Rottweilers get, this guy would never hurt a flea. One day he found a baby rabbit, and carried it back to the house in his mouth, uninjured, and set it at my mom's feet.
I also once knew a guy who had an Australian shepherd. I can't say that much about the breed, since I only knew it as a puppy, but it seemed fairly calm for a shepherd puppy. My friend said they're a very smart breed.