but now you are interested in owning? Basically the opposite of Brittany's thread For me, when I was younger the only dogs I was really interested in were working/guardian and herding group dogs. High intensity, balls to the wall breeds. Then...Frodo. Now I am finding that I'm much more interested in (and suited for!) retriever types and scenthound breeds. Still high energy, can be high intensity, but not so...sharp? I NEVER would have thought that I'd want to own a lab, but now I think I would adore having a lab. Terriers are another one that the more I spend time with, the more I think I could totally own one, and they weren't really contenders in the past. I've met some REALLY nice Airdales lately! ACDs are still my favorite breed though, they're like my unicorn dog! I really really hope that someday I'm awesome enough to own one Your turn!