I'm sitting at work bored and musing and thought this might make an interesting thread. When you are deciding (or when you decided) on a breed of dog to get did you first pick a group (Herding, sighthound, retriever etc.) and from there narrow down a breed or did you have a breed picked out first without regard to the group type? If you picked out type first, what made you decide on that grouping of dogs and what made you narrow it down to the breed you got? And in the same vain, are you with future dogs going to stay within the same breed group or venture out to other groups?