I've come to realize that so many people can't handle ANY dog.
The person across the street has a barrier aggressive dog. She refuses to use the right equipment and the dog constantly breaks away from her. She's sprained her ankle and twisted her back trying to control the dog. When the dog is lunging and barking, she bends OVER it and puts her face next to the dog's face. She brings it out to bark at everyone, thinking THIS is socialization. She won't go to a proper trainer/behaviorist. It's a lab with a LOT of energy, yet no one plays ball with it, much less anything else. So when it drags them down the street, they jerk, yell, scream. How the rescue place allowed them to have the dog, I'll never know.
The couple next door want a dog, yet they are clearly terrified of them. They shift nervously, jerk their hands away when a dog looks up at them, and only want to pat the top of their heads. They haven't a clue as to care and feeding. Stray dog? They run.
Don't have at least a couple hours a day to devote to your dog? Most dog breeds are NOT compatible with your lifestyle.
Can't spay or neuter, provide good veterinarian care? A dog is not for you.
Can afford decent food? A dog is not for you.
Can provide adequate exercise/mental stimulation based on a dog's breed or genetic makeup? No matter how attractive, or what breed, that dog is not for you.
Do you have a lack of patience? No breed is for you.
Have you researched breeds to find out what is best suited to you/your situation, prior dog handling/owning/training experience and activity level? No breed is for you. Not even a mixed.
Want a dog based on looks alone? That breed isn't for you.
Are you prepared for X number of years devoted to caring for your new best friend? No? Maybe? No breed is for you.
Don't like drool, hair, barking, begging? Most dogs are not for you.
Do you have children or other pets? Have you researched breeds or had your rescue friend assessed for your situation? No? A dog is not for you.
Can you provide proper surrounding for your new friend such as crates, yard, fences, beds, inside space, proper bowls, toys, and other equipment? No? Maybe? A dog is not for you.
Think you can change any of this? Get a goldfish.