Honestly, the best dog I've ever had was a Rottweiler mix. He was Rott and German Shepherd. He was extremely smart. We adopted him as a puppy when my boys were 3 and 5. Even as a puppy, he was big. He never once snapped or even growled at the boys no matter how rough they were, he was very protective of them, and he was very loyal. He would bring us "presents"...meat bones, dead mice, dead birds. He thought he was doing us a favor :) I think that it all depends on how you raise the dog, not necessarily on their breed. Rocky only stayed with us for a year, because he wasn't allowed to move on base with us when we had to move on base because we had no fence in the yard. When we get our own place (not military housing), I will probably adopt either a pitt mix puppy, or a rott or Rhodesian Ridgeback mix puppy. My dream dog is a Mastiff, but with little ones around they really do scare me!
at 3:04 AM on Oct. 19, 2010