TOP 5 DOG BREEDS THAT I WANTED AS A PET WHEN I WAS A CHILD, RANKED

Inspired by @Diplomatic_diva
  1. 1.
    Irish Wolfhound
    The Los Angeles Times Magazine had a column of dog breeders every Sunday, and from about age twelve on I imagined calling the Sunstag kennels to choose my dog. In my early thirties, I did just that. The Wolfhound in the photo looks just like my dog Dash El Amet. A play on Dashiell Hammett and the reason for my screen name—got the dog and AOL at the same time.
  2. 2.
    German Shepherd
    Meet my dog Sam. He was a shepherd-Lab mix who I loved deeply. I think I was fifteen in this photo. There are too many beautiful, funny, and brave stories to fit here and he'd deserve them all to be told.
  3. 3.
    Bernese Mountain Dog
    Who's a good boy?!
  4. 4.
    Great Pyrenees
    Don't know who the lady is, but I had to choose this photo—it's so loving.
  5. 5.
    Otterhound
    This Otterhound seems to be sporting "The Rachel."