Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dog Breed Personalities

From the book It’s a Dog’s Life … but It’s Your Carpet, Dr. Justine Lee, PetMD admits, I make some pretty huge generalizations about breeds and pet owners. Granted, they’re my own opinions, but if you really wanted to know what your veterinarian thinks of you when you walk in the door with your breed of dog, read on!

Labrador Retriever
Dedicated, outdoorsy, loyal, and generally a good person to be around. Shops at REI. Drives a Subaru.

May bite. The dog too.

Kind, mild mannered. Has neurotic tendencies. Gentle. Laid back. Drinks bottled water. .

Miniature Poodle
Usually owned by a sweet, old, white-haired person.

Potential to be a loyal, family-oriented person. Can be snarky and have an east-coast attitude.

Golden Retriever
Family oriented and generally a good person to be around. Has two or three human babies.

Miniature Schnauzer
Family oriented. Owned by older adults. Shops at LL Bean and Lands’ End. Drives a Volvo.

Yorkshire Terrier
Likes to carry a YSL or Gucci purse, often with their pet in it. Enjoys the high life. Drinks wine, not beer.

Bad ass. Loyal. Protective. Doesn’t want to be screwed with.

Either wants to have a child or have grandchildren. Loves to nurture and carry loved ones in arms. Very well dressed. Likes pink bows.

Family oriented. High tolerance level for baying.

What do you think? Does your breed represent you?

Alice England


Three Wishes Collective said...

Well, the beagle one is right on the mark for me, lol. My family is my universe :)
I don't necessarily have a high tolerance for Velvet's barking, but she doesn't make nearly as much noise as other beagles. The baying is just adorable!

HappyDapperDogs said...

Very interesting! I compared this generalization to some of my friends who have these breeds and they definately have some hits on their personality traits. I'm a little sad the dachshunds personalities weren't mentioned. I'd be interested to see what their take is on us.

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

This was great. My breed is not here, but I also see some common traits in friends dogs, like the maltese.
I wonder if he mentions japanese chin - that is about the closest personality wise to my dogs.

kc said...

too close for comfort!

Tisha said...

I too was comparing my friends that own these dogs...too funny. What did they say about the Dachshund?

tubby3pug said...

well I dont have one, but I love goldens and would like one someday and no kids for me ever