Sorry, I know this is digging up a really old thread but one lurcher is just never enough...Sorry I'm quoting myself but I forgot to add that I would rescue any dog in need, that I could help. But, hehe, lurchers are my first pick.
If there were no lurchers I'd go for a saluki or doberman. But I sometimes meet individual dogs I'd like to have and they are rarely the breeds I'd have chosen (so far an airedale terrier, a labrador, a border collie and a french bulldog of all things ). There is something about the individual dog that shouts louder than the breed/type.