Do You And Your Dog Have The Same Personality?
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Do You And Your Dog Have The Same Personality?

Are you looking for a new dog and you don’t know which breed to go for?

Have you heard the saying that owners look like their dogs? Studies by Stanley Coren, Ph.D. have shown that this is a possibility. Owners tend to choose breeds that look like them - this is familiarity, this explains why people do the same thing over and over. People see themselves in the mirror on a daily basis and choose a dog that is similar because they are fond of themselves and any reflection of themselves, so they choose a dog that mirrors their looks.

How about the owner and dog having the same personality? Do people go for dogs that are a bit like them? Recent studies showed that the owners personality determined the type of dog they chose to bring into their home.

Well, let me ask you what type of personalty do you have and do you see yourself here alongside your dogs personality?:

  • People who buy pure breeds from breeders are methodical and do their research.They are able to predict the dogs temperament, looks and behaviour.
  • Choosing a dog from a rescue centre shows caring and empathy.
  • Those who don’t mind cross breeds may be easy going, able to trust to fate and don’t mind a gamble.
  • House proud people tend to go for those dogs that are non shedding dogs and probably small.
  • For those people whose dogs that get a fancy clip, they probably like to keep a good appearance themselves.
  • Active people tend to go for dogs that require lots of exercise.
  • Sociable people have friendly outgoing dogs
  • Less secure people prefer attentive dogs that only have eyes for them.
  • Big blokes tend to like big dogs that reflect their body image
  • Toy dog tend to be open to new experiences
  • Agreeable personalities like retreivers or gun dog breeds
  • Emotionally stable people like hounds.
  • Extroverts like bulldogs and utility breeds
  • Active people like working dogs like the Doberamn

But, then again your lifestyle and environment may also play a part in your choices.

In a fantasy world if a Doberman was able to choose their owner who would they choose? The potential owner would need to be assertive.The doberman would only be interested in people with the same personality as them and an environment that would suit their needs. They'd be choosing an owner who was active like them. If they were looking for a new pack leader they would be asking :

Are you thoughtful, passionate, have a sense of purpose ? Do you love to be in control and organise things with a polite approach. Do you set goals and achieve them? Do you like exercise? Do you have a large secure garden? Are you able to spend lots of time with me? Are you able to exercise me in open ground?

If you can answer yes to these questions, then a Doberman is the dogs for you.

Which type of dog would be right for you?


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