I'm a new B owner, live in Stockholm/Sweden and have had Taariq for three months now. Previously, I've had cats, and I've heard that cat owners make good B owners.
Taariq is eight months old now, brindle, and to 67% of the Avongara bloodline. He's soft and gentle and very smart (of course, as his mum, I think he's extremely clever! LOL), would do anything for treats (if he thinks the treat's tasty enough, of course), and loves playing in the dog park with his pals Alice (tri-color and Sigge (a chocolate lab).
Here's a recent family portrait of my partner, me and Taariq (the poser ).