"Humans are a race to be pittied." That was a line spoken by Angelus in Drakengard. Quit frankly I agree with her. Humans controdict themselves constantly and end up tied up in the throng of a society they inevitably created out of confusion, chaos, and opression. Everyone is too worried about what others might think of them and thus hide their true selves from the world. However there are certain matters which are better left unsaid, especially those which concern the darkest corners and reaches of one's mind.
Admitting to being what you truly are should not have to be like this. Its pretty much met with the same hatred and poking fun as when someone comes out and admits they are gay. Humans are programed to fear what they do not understand, this is a survival method that was bred into our bones and will more than likely never be bred out. Human tolerance is very limited as the average person these days is very sheltered concerning matters such as this.
Ignorence breeds fear, fear breeds hate, and hate gives way to compulsive destruction of the object in question. If people could only learn to give something a chance and actually look into it before they pass judgement would be nice, but thats not reality and it is nothing more than a foolish dream to float upon.
I will say that when you admit to something on the internet, unless there are people who know you in real life or could put together who you might be in real life, the consquences of those who hate and fear what they do not understand is far less compared to what would happen outside of the protection of the internet.
On the internet you get trolls and flamers and haters but that is what the block function is for after all. You might get people who steal your art or your writings and spread rumors across the internet and yes it will tear you up inside if you let it. But all in all, they are only tormenting you mentally. I personally found for myself that it is far easier to deal with people being bastards on the internet than in real life. When it comes down to it, 99 percent of the people on the internet you will never meet in real life and as such they cannot physically harm you.
So long as no one can make the link of who you are on the internet back to who you are in real life, you are fine. At least thats what I've experienced so far.
Sadly things such as this can cost you a job if you have one or make it hell for you to get one. Employers these days check the internet but mainly places such as Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, all the large social websites. I have yet to hear of them checking deviantart. Employers do this because they know that people feel safe on the internet and thus will tend to reveil more about themselves than they would in public face to face. The easiest way to avoid this is simply not to post any pictures of yourself on the internet and to have a screen name that has nothing to do with your real name and when you talk on the internet not to mention people you work with or go to school with or the name of schools or where you work and you're usually fine.
I apologize for my rant there about humanity and society, whenever I read about where people say they must hide behind a constant mask it makes my blood boil, its just not fair.
Its great that you took the step in admitting what you are, it helps you to feel a bit more at ease with yourself. And as far as so many canine types...canines have a very general behavior and personality description, as such because the spectrum is broad thats why so many people fall into the canine catigory. Probably if the types were more defined then there would be grouping such as this and people would better be able to have a more acute line of sight away from the canine and could better find out what they truly are.
If this comes across as very dry and even angry I must apologize once more. I am a very analytical person and do not put stock in emotions, I never did. I believe I was honestly born that way. But I came to find that analytical leads to less stress on my end as I do not get emotional nearly as easily. Of course that doesn't mean its always good on the other person's end and they can interpret my words and tone in a completely different fashion from what I was really trying to get at. I figured it best to let you know so you didn't think I was being rude.