That seems like a reasonable, rational approach to me, too. There are certain breeds I'd probably avoid or pass by unless the individual dog just grabbed me, but even in the breed I love there are going to be dogs that grab me more than others, and for different reasons. Like Opie. He's not a classic example of what a Fila should be, temperament-wise, but he's special, nonetheless. There's just *something* about him that sets him apart from other dogs. Who knows, I might even run across a Border Collie who strikes me the same way someday, and I generally find myself unconsciously avoiding BCs. There's no rationale behind it; it's purely an emotional response. How could I possible love my spazzed out little Pit Bull so much, yet BCs, as a whole, just leave me uninterested? What it all boils down to for most of us, I believe, is a largely emotional response.