I don't think you could ever have a true answer to this question. Different people have different views on what's important and also what their needs are. Not to mention everyone can't help but want to select the dog that has a special connection to them. Heck, dogs are AWESOME!! I would love to have my Boerboel Ajax by my side. Highly intelligent, robust, primitive breed that survived through natural selection. Descended from the original "gladiator" breeds. Utterly fearless and also a big teddy bear if your in the good books. 140lbs and can run down just about anything (provided it's a straight line LOL). He's run off about 4 bears, a few coyotes, and a cougar (not to mention a few clowns when my wife has had him out alone ) The pic is when he was about 1.5 years old. He's 6.5 now and has filled out. Cheers.