i really like golden retrievers, but their too damn hairy.
but id say springer spaniels (and no, not just becasue i have one)besides the fact that its pretty common for them to get ear infections and go deaf
poodles are pretty cool too, not like the 5 pound really gay ones, but the full size ones. my friend has one and you "shoot" her fin your finger gun and she rolls over onto her back with all 4's in the air. pretty sweet if you ask me.