My job introduced me to many different breeds of dogs, large, small,old, and young. Some dogs were very territorial and had to be treated respectfully and cautiously. One incident I would like to share with you stays vividly in my memory. While ringing the door bell to an unfamiliar house, holding a NDA letter, around the corner of the house came Fido. Fido was a 75 lb Yellow Lab in a foul mood. While standing motionless at the door, Fido was snarling, slobbering, showing me his recently cleaned teeth. Meanwhile Grandma gets to the door and I ask her to please get the dog. She replies "he isn't my dog, it is my grandson's". Grandson gets to the door after an eternity (OK two minutes) gets Fido off me and I hand him a shredded NDA envelope.
Encounters like the one above made me take notice of the Corgi breed. Always alert and laid back. The big dog with the short legs projected an air of nobility. After meeting several Corgis of this ilk, I knew there was no other breed for me.