For me it's the dog, they are so loyal even to bad owners. which I think is disgraceful, but anyway, the dog will defend his/her home, defend his/her owners, and be constant companions.
Almost any breed is good. If trained right.
I love all animals though, in the wild I think bears are cool. Big galumps, walking around, They look so lazy and nonchalant, yet they are mighty killers. While beautiful to watch, I wouldn't want to get anywhere near one.
How many totems or animal spirit guides can one person have or is supposed to have? I feel as though I have five...if that's possible. The wolf, the deer, the horse, the dragonfly, and the owl. Possible?