What kind of dog (counting mixes and mutts) gets your vote as the champion of dogs?
I grew up with German shepherds and shepherd mixes. They are =fabulous= dogs. So loyal and loving and strong. Somehow they were instinctively where they needed to be; even without training, they'd be by our side if we were checking something out, in front of us growling if there were a stranger, waiting to take a cue from us if something went down or running playfully back and forth behind us. They were very patient with us kids, too. I have no idea why I haven't seen a shepherd win one of those dog shows. They're a beautiful breed.