I am going to keep this short and too the point. I asked this question a year or so ago here, but I never took any action on the input I was given.
Here is the situation. I have a couple cats, but always wanted a dog. I mean ALWAYS wanted a dog.
I am single. No kids. Large house and yard. Heck I can kind of do anything I want so why I've not gotten a dog is hard to explain. The best I have is I work for myself, out of my house, and I can do what I want when I want. And my cats, if I decide to just leave for a few days, take care of themselves. A dog, well not so much.
Now I don't mind those of you that want/own little dogs. I don't. I want a large dog. An active dog,
A little more below the fold.
My gut is I get something like a German Shepherd. I am a very active hiker/camper/walker and this seems like a good fit. My second choice would be a Lab. But to be honest in the research I've done it seems dogs like this have a lot of health problems because of all the in-breading.
So I am asking all you smart dog owners here for your advice. Thanks in advance for your input.