My favourite is the rottweiler. I concur with IMissPiedmont that people are sooo scared when faced by a rottweiler, but really - if they are trained properly - they are the nicest dogs around.
My family breeds Rottweilers, and we've just got another puppy, called Tango (named after the dance). We've also got Papagena (named after a character from some opera), Wolfgang (named after Mozart), Cornwall (he's an English Springer Spaniel, and he's named after the area in the UK) and lastly, Amore who is pictured below. She's my own doggie, and she is what her name implies...love.