What Does Your Dog’s Breed Say About You?

Yorkie Dog Owner/via ShutterstockBy: Valerie Trumps | Pet360.com

We often choose dogs who are most like us, consciously or not. While these are just generalized impressions, consider if any of these descriptions fit next time you see a friend or neighbor with her dog, or catch a glimpse of yourself walking your best bud in a shop window. The similarities may surprise you.


Poodle: Very aware of appearance and spends hours in the mirror primping. A bit stand-offish, yet highly excitable and prone to drama. The Poodle's pet parent usually drives a Volvo.
Yorkie: Wealthy and attention-loving despite initial protests. Only carries designer purses, price is no object for what she wants. This pet parent rolls around in style in her BMW.

Golden Retriever: Helpful and giving in relationships. Loyal to the ends of the earth and fun loving. Loves hiking, biking and all outdoor activity. The pet parent of the Golden Retriever usually drives a SUV.

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Afghan Hound: Takes a lot of pride in her hair; is very loyal to her stylist. Soulful, perceptive, and intuitive. Speaks with her eyes.

Dachshund: Quirky and unconventional. Can't resist those who appreciate her uniqueness. Staying true to her distinctive personality, this pet parent has a vintage car.

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Bloodhound: Introverted and insightful. Laid back and goes with the flow. Will help friends stay focused on a problem until an answer is found.

German Shepherd: Disciplined and believes in following the rules. Can be harsh when crossed. Speaks her mind.

Beagle: Pleasant disposition. Open to others' opinions and beliefs. Unable to tolerate being emotionally hurt by friends. Sometimes confused and in need of guidance.

Boxer: Proud and sure of herself. Fights for what she believes in and will not be bullied. Goes to bat for friends and family.

Bulldog: Stubborn, confident, and embracing of her own and others' imperfections. Tells it like it is and lets it all hang out. The pet parent of the Bulldog usually drives a Volkswagen Beetle.

Shih Tzu: Prissy and likes to be noticed for her cuteness. Usually the life of the party. All eyes are on her.

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