Every time I see a German Shepherd I feel like I am looking right into the eyes of "my dog", even though I never had a dog (but always wanted a GS, and used to train them/house sit other people's dogs). Even seeing GS pics, I feel like I look right into their soul, as if they are a dear friend. This is a quite powerful feeling. I do not have it with any other dog breed, though I like dogs as such. Does anyone else feel like that about animals? I've had a past life experience owning a GS, his name was Hugo. I wondered because at the time I thought "Hugo" was an American name. Then I found out that Hugo Boss was a German designer in the 30's, so that would make sense as to using the name.