They say that you can’t pick your family, but dogs are an exception to this mostly true rule.
Like people, dogs come in many shapes and sizes, and every canine has his or her own unique personality to match.
There are so many factors that come into play when picking your dog’s breed.
How big will they get? How much exercise do they need? Are they good with children? Are they prone to health problems? These are just a few of the many questions you might need to ask.
Of course, many people just pick the same beloved type of pooch they’ve always had. Others like to experiment with an exotic breed that has caught their eye.
Whatever your preference, the type of dog you pick can say a lot about your personality.
What does your dog’s breed say about who you are? See if you can find your dog in the list below.
1. Labrador Retriever
Labrador retrievers are the quintessential American family dog. In fact, the American Kennel Club notes that they’re the most popular breed in the United States.
They are loving, loyal, and lots of fun to be around for people of all ages.
If you have a Lab, chances are that you too are loyal, loving, and pleasant to spend time with.
Choosing a Lab is also an indication of your classic good taste and appreciation for knowing what to expect from your choices.
2. German Shepherd
The American Kennel Club calls German shepherds “a true dog lover’s dog.”
This is because they are intelligent, brave, rewarding, but also a little demanding.
Your German shepherd is an indication that you don’t shy away from a challenge and believe in the value of hard work.
You expect the best from the people
and dogs in your life, and your German shepherd is an example of that.
Beagles are some of the cutest medium-sized dogs around. It’s impossible not to smile when you see one sniffing around.
As a hunting dog, beagles are adventurous and tend to follow their nose a lot, according to Dog Breed Info.
Like your beagle, you love to be around people and investigate the amazing world around you.
On the downside, you might get distracted easily, but that’s just because there’s so much to learn!
Poodles have a reputation for being fancy and high maintenance, but if you have one, you know that there is a lot more than meets the eye.
Like your poodle, you are intelligent and aren’t concerned with what other people think.
With that said, you take a lot of pride in everything you do. This includes your appearance.
However, you don’t let it get in the way of your inquisitive nature, or getting your hands dirty from time to time.
5. French Bulldog
French bulldogs are people dogs and owning one is a reflection of your being a fun and social person, too. This is because Frenchies were bred to be companion dogs, according to Dog Time.
Chances are, you got a Frenchie to keep you company, and you value their up-for-anything attitude.
You like to be on the go and never say no to trying something new. You and your French bulldog’s friendly demeanor mean there is always something to keep you occupied ,even if it’s just relaxing.
The American Kennel Club says that pugs are full of personality, which is probably why you wanted your cute little guy in the first place.
Pug owners love to think outside the box, and they don’t let other people’s expectations dictate what they do or want in life.
You also have a great sense of humor, and like to keep yourself and the people around you smiling and entertained.
7. Siberian Husky
Siberian huskies are some of the best athletes in the canine world.
Huskies can be a lot of work, but that doesn’t stop their owners from gladly accepting their assignment.
Husky owners love to be outside, and like their dogs, they can be a little headstrong.
At the end of the day, husky owners like being alone even less than their dogs do. Your relationships are important, even if you are easily distractible or let your wanderlust get the best of you from time to time.
Often called “hot dogs” for their wiener-like appearance, dachshunds make everyone smile just by existing.
According to the American Kennel Club, dachshund means “badger dog” in German, so these dogs aren’t afraid to get their paws dirty.
Dachshund owners value this about their pets and share their “spunky” attitude.
Above all, dachshund owners have a great sense of humor, and embracing your hot dog is just a part of this.
You also have to be patient and smart enough to keep up with your curious dog.
9. Golden Retriever
Golden retriever owners are similar to people who own labradors.
They don’t believe in messing with a good thing, and want a dog who they know will become an important part of the family.
People who own goldens like to stay active, and appreciate their dog’s eager-to-please attitude in humans too!
10. Rescue Dog
As great as purebred dogs are, there are few things more rewarding than saving a dog from a shelter.
While every rescue dog is different, your willingness to get one shows how compassionate you are.
Moreover, it shows that you aren’t afraid to take on a challenge or take risks because you don’t always know what you’re going to get.
Any rescue dog owner knows that all the hard work is worth it, and will apply the same mentality to other parts of their life.
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