A lot of times, dogs respond to the human instinctively, so your dog may do exactly what your previous dog did, because both reacted instinctively to something you do. But then, there are a lot of ways the new dog will be an individual and that is right and good too.
Sorry for your losses, that sounds like a really rough period.
Heidi Ho, Odie
Joy-Joy, Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.