What's the best breed of dog for a pet? I've been thinking about getting another dog, from the animal shelter, it's been about a year since I last had a dog. My last dog's name was Mishka, I had to get her put down in the end, but she had a good go at life, she's one of the best dog's I've ever had. She was a Bull terrier cross kelpie, which is not the sort of dog that I would of picked for myself, but she picked me for some reason. It's sounds like a load of B/S, I had heard of that a long time ago, but never had it happen to me before, the dog choosing it's owner... But yeah, I guess it's a long story, and I really just wanted to ask people what they think is the best kind of dog for a family pet?