I've been around mainly gun dog breeds all my life and love the sociable nature of nearly all that you meet. I've never been interested in other breeds though I can see the appeal and merits of most (even terriers ), though I've rarely been drawn to one of the guarding or fighting breeds, and was just wondering why people, particularly those that own one, choose to have one as a pet. I find, if you get a nice one they can be lovely dogs. I have met Rotties, GSDs and Staffies that have been no problem at all, to their owner or people at large, but if they do go wrong (and this can be caused by some other idiot with an out of control vicious dog) they can be such hard work to put right, and in the meantime so difficult to own. Is this too simplistic a view? Have I made my point or have I insulted? No insult was intended.