I typically love big dogs too. As a child my favorite was a big fat potato dog (aka St. Bernard).
But there are certain smaller dogs I love too. There is something to say about having a portable dog - easier to maintain and bring places. We have a schipperke right now.
A brief description of their personality:
"Known for a stubborn, mischievous, and headstrong temperament,it also chases small animals.The Schipperke is sometimes referred to as the "little black fox", the "Tasmanian black devil", or the "little black devil". They are naturally curious and high-energy dogs and require ample exercise and supervision. Schipperkes are very smart and independent; and sometimes debate listening to owners, instead choosing to do whatever benefits them the most."
They think they are bigger than they are.