catahoula leopard dog: needs LOTS of training. Any herding type dog is VERY hard headed. Only get this breed if you have plenty of time to spend in training and obedience. If you do not, you will end up with a dog with behavioral problems or a dog that simply will not listen. They need to stay active as much as possible. This isn't a dog for and aparment type setting...needs lots of yard to run and play! If you can provide the proper activities , space and time, they make wondeful companions, are are pretty intelligent.
standard poodle: Great dogs! Very intellegent, easy trainability usually. That intelligents can create problems sometimes though...the smarter the dog, the more hard headed! Very loyal comanions. Needs lots of grooming however!
an afghan hound: This is probably the one I would not chose out of all of them...keep in mind, its only my opinion, along with the fact that my aunt has one of these. They tend to be aggressive if not socialized as puppies...all dogs can, but some more so than others, and this is one of them. Not a good dog to have around children. Requires lots of grooming....more so than the poodle in my opinion b/c the fur is so fine, it tangles and matts very easily. Otherwise, this is a very "regal" looking dog, very graceful as adults. Needs plenty of space to run....also not a good dog for an aparment setting....needs a big yard.
boxer: Great dogs! Never owned one, but have a lot of clients who have them (I work in a vet office)...and this seems to be one of the more popular breeds. No grooming needed...well, very little...they slobber a lot! Very high energy dog! Pretty smart, and fairly easy to train so I've been told.