Like the title says, this thread is just for fun. I want to see what breeds you think my brothers would like. I do think they will all end up with a dog someday (well Danny will only if he stays with his girlfriend, he has no particular need for animals). Matt- No dog experience beyond family pets. Likes comical dogs, his favorites look wise and chillness wise are Frenchies and Bulldogs. He likes chill attitudes, no high energy dogs for him and no particular spazzy dogs (he hates when Tucker jumps up and barks, especially barks). He lives and will always live in or very close to a city, right now he lives in an apartment. Needs a very tolerant dog, Matt is somewhat childish and would enjoy things like dressing the dog up. Matt travels a lot so the dog would need to be able to adjust to being cared for by sitters or boarding kennels easily, so generally friendly dogs. Matt will likely have kids someday, so kid tolerant (which it needs to be anyway to tolerate Matt). I guess Matt is your typical bachelor. He probably won't do much in the way of training commands, but he thinks tricks are funny. So the dog doesn't have to be particularly smart of biddable, but should not be super hard to motivate. Even if you had to dangle a treat to get the dog to do a funny trick he'd be fine with that. He likes to walk around the city himself with his ipod so I'm sure he'll bring the dog. Brian- Again, no dog experience beyond family pets. His favorite looks wise are Bernese Mountain dogs...I feel like he's mentioned something else but I can't remember. Anyway I think he likes beauty and power more than cuteness. Middle of the road energy is probably best for him. Brian is sort of short tempered, every time he comes in the door and Tucker barks he yells shut up (which is just as annoying as the dog barking). I think he's more bothered that the dog is barking at HIM than at the dog just barking. He really likes to cuddle and play with the animals but wouldn't want something super clingy, it would annoy him. He too will likely have children some day. Brian is more authoritative than my other brothers, I'm not sure what level of training he'd be interested in though. I'd say basic obedience. It's possible he'll own cats too. Danny and Heather (girlfriend)- This is mostly going to be what Heather wants combined with what Danny needs as Danny won't get a dog if there is no Heather. He likes dogs, just not enough for all that responsibility. He'll do it, but he'd rather not. Neither have owned their own dogs, just childhood pets, though I believe Heather's dog died more recently so she might have a bit of experience taking care of one. Her dog was an Akita and she really likes them...I'm not so sure they're a great fit, but I don't know much about them. They don't like super excitable dogs, something dignified is better. Something that is not clingy but will come for pets when you call him over. So it doesn't have to love strangers but should be calm and non-aggressive. They have a cat so it needs to be fine with cats and should be fine with other dogs (not necessarily to live with, but out in public). Heather will be more likely to bring the dog places like the pet store and dog friendly events, she really likes animals, though not to the extent of me whose life revolves around them. I think she will like to train him to follow commands and do tricks, but would do best with a biddable dog. Calmness is really key with them more than anyone else. Not necessarily laziness, though they are not active people, but more, non-reactive or spazzy. I'm not sure what amount of exercise the dog would get, they are probably the laziest of us all, I'd hope they'd step up the plate and walk the dog. She likes playing with dogs so he'd at least get that. Size does not matter much, she prefers large dogs but if a small dog fits better then so be it. They will likely have children as well. As far as I know Danny has never mentioned what sort of looks he likes in dogs, he doesn't really know many breeds beyond Labs, Shar Peis, Akitas, and Chihuahuas. So yeah, this should be interesting. If you can only answer for one of them that's fine, I just want to see what you all come up with. For all I know they'll all get mutts, though I feel like Matt's going to get a purebred *hopefully with my help*.