I don't know what it is...but we have the same feelings here. I grew up always having dogs. Bruce didn't, but knew someone with an EB when he was a teen and really liked that dog. He's always said it's the only kind of dog he would consider owning. I didn't know anything about them, but was open to the idea when we started discussing getting a dog. Even though I've had plenty of dogs that I loved in the past it's entirely different with Gracie. She's got both of us wrapped around her paws!