I agree whole-heartedly. Do you have one?
My lab died several years ago at the age of 13, from cancer. Lord did I ever cry.
I have a miniature Poodle right now. He's little lover and very smart, but there's a big difference in temperament between a Poodle and a Lab.
I've never seen a Poodle used as a guide dog for a blind person. It's not because the Poodle's aren't smart...It's probably because they're too smart and are inclined to always be getting into something, they shouldn't be.