An Irish wolfhound, please, any day. Not a good looking animal, but a wonderful nature and provides great companionship. Easily trained and very biddable. The kind of dog used as a mascot by the army and in parades. A great symbol of the what's good for humans in the dog world.
I once spent a few days in the company of three humans and eight wolfhounds. The dogs' behaviour in the collective really showed their true nature.
Unfortunately they do need lots of space to run around in and be happy in. It's not enough to take them for long walks etc and I'm afraid I'm not in a position to do that yet. I live in hope. Thanks for the question.