I love the working breeds! I live on a farm, and they are a great asset to me, as well as a excellent and faithful companion! I love my Australian Shepherds, they have always been there for me when I need them the most, and they love to go in the river bottom with me and my horse also.
The list of breeds I don't like would be much shorter, LOL! I don't really have a favorite. I have a Maltese and a Rottweiler, the only two I've owned. Both have pros and cons and there's a good chance I will own another of each breed at some point in the future. Both are breathtakingly beautiful dogs, and my Rottie is the smartest dog I've ever been around. For some reason I like most of the German breeds. Rotties, Dobermans, Schnauzers and Poodles come to mind.
I grew up with small dogs but i have always had a heart for big dogs. When I say big i mean BIG. so far the english bull mastiff is my favorite. My husband and I babysit for a couple that travel a lot who have 2 very large English bull Mastiffs. They are about 200 pounds a piece. They are the best dogs i have ever met they are big enough to hug and squeeze and love on. So My choice is the English Bull Mastiff.
We are a shar-pei family all the way.My husband and I each own one. They are great, I have live with shar-pei for 15 years but my husband never had one until we were married and he fell in love just as fast as I did.They are good family dogs but it is family only, if they don't know someone they let the whole world know until one of us pays attention. We love them so much.