It's weird to me that people "like dogs".
isn't that a bit of a generalisation? There are a lot of dogs in the
world. And I bet some of them are just plain mean. They will pick on
other dogs and steal their dinner and then pee on their face.
dogs" is probably highly offensive to those dogs who have been bullied
by mean dogs. Nobody wants to be lumped in with their oppressor.
I think a more accurate statement would be, "I like some dogs that I have met".