I'm definitely a dog person too, although I love all animals. I can't have any pets where I currently am but when I move next year I plan to get a dog and a cat. I think I'm going to get a Russian Blue for a cat. I'm not settled on what breed of dog yet but I want to buy them both at the same time so they can bond while they are still a kitten/pup.
Herding group dogs are my all-time favorite, and are what I seem to be drawn to the most. They're just so highly intelligent and energetic. They can be timid, border collies especially (from my experiences), but will warm up to people if given time and are loyal as hell once they've found their person (or persons). Once our old beagle passes on, the next dog we get will definitely be a border collie or a shepherd or a mixed breed with collie or shepherd traits being the dominant genetics.