Radd saidI don't look at breeds. If a dog needs me it gets my love. Period.
I concur with you mate , there are so many dogs overlooked at shelters because they aren't of a particular breed . They all need love !
I have had many arguments with people getting one of those cross-breed as Labradoodle ........ because it is fashionable !!
Do you buy a dog because you want to impress or be up to date with what is fashionable , or you get a dog , because you love their company and loyalty !
Now that said , certain breeds are acquired , because the dog is going to be a working dog , cattle dog , guard dog etc .. in those cases certain breed have a reputation to get the job done better than others , and it make sense to be particularly drawn to it .