Yes, I admit having a sweet spot for dogs. It is clear, that dogs have adapted to humans well beyond any other species, and lately some scientists claim, that even the reverse could be true. Perhaps we owe a substantial part of our evolutionary success to them. Photographically, dogs are great subjects: their expression is always “natural” and “sincere”, and people in the company of dogs usually look more relaxed too.
Having had a fantastic dog for 13 years, I can understand well how others feel about their canine companions. These interactions look sometimes more intense, than interactions between humans themselves.
I often can’t deny noticing the degree of similitude between the dog and owner. Apparently, similarities are the best clue for finding a life partner, and evidently this is also the case between humans and dogs.