I was at dog training class today and present there was a Shar Pei in a Charlie Brown tshirt (....) and a Chow Chow. Both owned by Chinese ladies. Now, I don't quite know why but me and breeds of Chinese origin don't seem to click; I've only had negative experiences with pekingese, shih tzu's, Chows, Shar Pei's, and Crested's. And I personally would NEVER own any of those; I do have issues with Chinese tradition and culture but it is purely a coincidence that I really don't like the above breeds and that they all happen to be of Chinese origin. Perhaps on a subconscious level only - if that... I just love LGD's - but the breeds I find myself most drawn to are of Eastern European backgrounds. Something in their personalities/quirks just really resonate with me and my feelings. Does anyone else have a particular relationship with or view dog breeds from your background/native country in a certain way?