from all dog breeds i would pick a cat.
i think that nowadays you just can't have a dog in a way everyone want one. i mean, it's not fair to the dog to be waiting for you at least 8 hours a day, to be limited by a chain or a fence...i don't know, i just think that if you really wanna have a dog-FRIEND you have to breathe with him. it's a shame how dogs became just another "fashion-fly".
i'm not saying that anyone doesn't take proper care of his dog, i'm merely describing the situation in which i would want and would be willing to have a dog, to really be in touch with him