I'm a veterinarian...Cornell Class of 1965. It's been my observation that people select dog breeds with temperaments similar to their spouses.
My husband gravitates toward Labrador Retrievers. Yes, I'm solid and dependable.
I prefer Dobermans. My husband is solid and dependable with an edge that keeps me on my toes.
A female friend loves Bassets. Her husband is huggable and unflappable. He, on the other hand is partial to Jack Russell terriers...bright and animated like his little red headed wife!
I thought the owner of Rhodesian Ridgebacks and a poodle might find this observation entertaining.