We have two dog in/around the house here ('cause it wasn't busy enough already with kids ). A 4 year old white Swiss shepherd called Spot, we do get the occasional weird looks when calling a completely white dog "Spot". The kids got to choose the name and there favourite movie at the time was "The Good Dinosaur" with a kid named Spot, who is basically the dog of a dinosaur family.
And a 2 year old beagle Lizzy. The shepherd pretty much behaves like a typical beagle (apart from the actual shepherding behaviour from our kids to birds and other dogs) and the beagle pretty much behaves like a typical shepherd (except for the actual shepherding) .
But both of them are real lovely cuddly dogs and awesome around our kids.