Guest Post: Things Your Dog Can Reveal About You
Which was that pup you simply fell in love with, at first sight? Which movies do you and your dog just love watching together? Do you both have common people, you simply would never call for dinner again and people whom you love hanging out with.
Surprised, how do I know all this? Well, firstly because I am a dog lover myself and secondly because that poodle sitting next to you reveals a lot more about you than you thought. The breed of dog you choose and keep, gives some pretty interesting insights into your personality. Read on to find out what your dog says about you.
Pugs and Poodles
Own one of these cuties? You are pretty dynamic and can swing from jovial and life of the party to the “I love solace and space” type in a single week. You are versatile and mostly warm and cheerful. However you love to get lazy sometimes and enjoy the finer things of life like a luxurious vacation full of great spa sessions, exotic food and stays.
My take: Sit with some nice wine and great food and enjoy your Saturday evening catching up on a classic with your canine friend the pug, or take your poodle to the happening party at your neighbor’s and see who shakes the booty better.
The Great Dane
Big, bold and beautiful inside and out, you are all of that and more if you possess a Great Dane. A Great Dane is synonymous with goodness and calmness and their owners are not too different. Though they are friendly, they always keep something to themselves, you will never see them frantically licking a stranger or showering kisses unabashedly even on its owner. When it comes to the humans who possess them, this light reservation takes on the form of an aura of mystery that becomes associated with them. Extremely helpful, confident and gentle, Dane owners are always friendly but never reveal all.
My take: Cash in on the appeal of the mystery man/woman with the gorgeous dog when you go for those long walks and runs with your Dane and who knows you might just land up with a great date! A romantic dinner is definitely on the cards.
Maltese and Bichon Frise
Always in the spotlight, always admired, Maltese have been hot favorites for a really long time. The Maltese can’t help but be conscious of self-grooming; who wouldn’t if you are that good-looking?
Bichon Frise, a close cousin of the Maltese and slightly larger than it, it shares a similar temperament. Naturally sociable, playful, fearless, self-assured and responsive these dogs are adorable and charming.
Ever noticed how a Bichon Frise or Maltese owner is inevitably charming. Their taste in dogs also translates to their other aspects of life like fitness and appearance, home décor, style and more. They like things that are sophisticated and glamorous and just like their poodles are extremely attractive and intelligent.
My take: Keep refining and reinventing yourself. Go to those vineyards, sip on some great wine, sit first row in those coveted fashion weeks and keep living life to the fullest with your pet companion.
If you own a Rottweiler, you are somebody who is looked up to in the peer group and family. Only somebody as intense and determined as a Rottweiler can deal with one. You are calm but fearless and fiercely loyal and protective. While you are friendly just like your dog, you can be dangerous if something or somebody around you does something to upset you or your dear ones. Rottweiler owners are usually seen to be go-getters and appear extremely self-assured. They do not need approval from others for their actions.
My Take: Always keep the fire, integrity and honesty alive but do work on your own and your canine mate’s anger issues and quick reactions. And I am sure, as a Rottweiler owner you already know this, but just as a word of caution, never ever let this big guy feel ignored.
You know what they say about a bulldog right. They are oh-so-adorable but when they get stubborn thy can be a total pain. While bulldog owners are friendly, warm and gregarious, they have a stubborn streak to them as well. Being hard-headed is one of the common qualities as well as requirements of a bull-dog owner. They are also seen to be tough on the outside and all soft inside which makes them extremely caring and loyal, but they are also often misunderstood. And don’t let their serious appearance deceive you. They can be hilarious and completely silly sometimes. Family comes first for them.
My take: Let the soft, lovable side of yours be seen too. Nothing delights you more than a warm home-cooked meal with the whole family and obviously your beloved bulldog.
Terriers, Spaniels and Chihuahuas
The Busy bee, the industrialist, the multitasker, people who own terriers, spaniels and Chihuahuas are always active. They perform every task efficiently and deliver great results. Have you noticed how a terrier and chihuahua is fiercely competitive when placed in a challenging environment? Their owners are the same. Competition is their tonic.
Cocker spaniels are competitive too but not as much as the other two. Their owners may or may not be fiercely competitive. Cocker Spaniels are again very affectionate and devoted and love expressing themselves. Their owners are usually talkative and they make great company for each other.
People who own terriers and Chihuahuas lead very busy lives and travel a lot. These small dogs can be easily carried and make great travel companions for them. In fact these breeds love travelling just as much as their owners.
My take: Travel the world or stay at home with these cute breeds. You can never feel lonely again.
The most common dog kept in homes, they are affable and lovable and great with kids. Their owners are very family-oriented, energetic and lively. Labradors need a lot of outdoor exercises and being fit becomes an important criterion to own a Labrador. Caring by nature and addressing everybody’s problems are also characteristics of Labrador owners. They don’t like keeping grudges, have a lot of friends and are honest to whatever they do.
My take: Everybody is welcome at your home. You and your pet make great hosts and make everybody feel comfortable. You probably get complimented a lot for your own skills and qualities as well as your cute pooches.
Our pets are our constant companions and while we train them and take care of them, they also train us to face many challenges in life and take care of us in their own special way. Dogs need owners who understand them and give them a great home atmosphere to live in and vice-versa and hence both gravitate towards individuals who are temperamentally similar to themselves. These have been my observations. As dog lovers, you might have some amazing things to add as well. We would love to hear from you.
Author Bio: Brian Zeng is a community manager and web presence strategist for Dog Love It, the best doggy supply store ever! He loves shopping for his loveable collie, whose name is Julie 🙂
Pepi Speaking: thank you Brian for your great post and insights into us pals and our families. Think each pal should print off the section about them and pass it out to people everywhere they go, so people know what a great pal they are. Hee Hee!