A spin-off thread from Chaospony's thread about breeds your dog likes. What breeds generally make good pack combinations in your experience. I know individual dogs of any breed can work in a given situation, but what breeds do you think seem to compliment each other fairly well. I can only go on temperament in my household and my two are perfect for each other - One very calm, confident, quiet and tolerant stafford who loves to play with one naturally highly strung, reactive and lively Chi x who also loves to play. My grandmother's whippet also works in well and is a godsend for Abby who much prefers (i.e. merely tolerates instead of reacts to) individuals who are not in your face types and are quite mindful of personal space. I know my stafford is too full on for many herding types, so I don't subject them to her style of play. But small dogs tend to enjoy her because she is very gentle and seems to tone it down for them. Locke the whippet doesn't seem to mind her either but I've noticed that the play styles change... Locke won't really wrestle with Grace, but he LOVES being chased, whereas Abby enjoys being chased and wrestling. Gracie is too slow to be chased by either of them... they are both very fast. I love watching Grace wrestle with Abby because sometimes she doesn't even bother to get up out of a down position and Abby is just a hive of activity... jumping, running, backing into etc.