Unfortunately, my husband likes breeds such as the boxer and bulldog, I abhor them. Boxers remind me of worried old men, something about the look on their faces, and bulldogs just seem useless. And they snore and have gas, nasty ears and skin. I love the herding breeds and have always had one or two in this group. But, I wouldn't stop him from getting his own as long as it was the 3rd dog. I like pairs of my favorites!