I wanted a Chow-Chow when I was a little kid. Because they have a blue tongue. I was a weird kid. I also always wanted to go see the buffaloes first at the zoo because of their blue tongue. No idea why that fascinated me. CCs were quite popular in Belgium when I was growing up.
And when I was even younger, when they asked me what kind of dog I wanted, I'd say: "One that looks both ways before he crosses the street" because I once saw a dog by the side of the road do that. I cannot remember now what breed it was, but for years I was convinced that knowing how to safely cross the road was a special trait of this particular breed of dog.