My husband always believed he was allergic to dogs that shed so I was limited to all the breeds I greatly disliked. I have never been a fan of small dogs. I am a GSD lover and always will be. Out of my options, I decided on a Maltese, since dh and his family did not like yorkies. Even the day I went to pick up our first dog, I was not excited- not until I held that little bundle in my arms for the first time. My heart melted and I was in love! I am now one of those crazy ladies that likes to dress up her pups and carry them in carriers. I do not forget that they are dogs though.
I think my husband now realizes that he is not allergic to dogs, he is allergic to what they bring in from outside. We will see what the future will bring as far as other breeds we will own, but I must admit, I like not having to clean up dog hair.