And here's the best dog ever--my old pooch Hamlet, mutt from the pound. I believe he was a sharpei / pit bull / german shepherd (those ears are def shepherd-y). Hooray for molossers! They are great dogs. Alas, given my proclivity for city living and self-hate for keeping a large breed dog in a city apartment, my next one will likely be some lapdog. Any suggestions? Looks more as if he were some sort of Great Dane mix to me.