I had that question posed to me about Gambit by a coworker the other day. Had I known everything that I know about him now, the issues he has and will have for the rest of his life (barring a miracle, and come on, we're due one ), would I have still taken him. I won't lie, it required thought. I chose him specifically because I wanted a dog to dabble in agility with, and based on what the shelter told me (90% lies with a bit of sugar coating on top) he had great potential as far as being very handler oriented and easily picking up new commands. I'm not sure how they determined this, considering that they hadn't even bothered to leash train him, much less anything else, but oh, well. He'll never be the agility competitor I wanted, which is sad, because he would kick ass at it if he didn't have his fear issues. But, yes, I would choose Gambit again. I would try to get him sooner, get him to a behaviorist sooner, and definitely put him on meds sooner, but I would have seriously missed out without having my coyboy. What about everyone else? I know that we all love our dogs, but would you pick them again? What about those who are unintentionally living in crate and rotate, or have dogs with severe health or temperment problems? I would have taken Argon again, but I always felt that I would have been able to place Argon in a different home, if the perfect one had shown up. I loved him, and I was happy to keep him, but I felt like there was a better match for him out there.