I got imprinted on German Shepherds as a child. And by "imprinted", I mean really, really imprinted. I have known dachshunds, pugs, setters, and golden retrievers. I even liked them. A lot. But they're just not dogs. Not real ones, anyway. I can't help it, I am irrepairably hardwired to measure the realness of a dog by its likeness to German Shepherds -- or better yet, with wolves.
It's beyond all rational thinking. I'm a racist when it comes to dogs. So embarrassing. Sorry.