Which one is your favourite?
This may not come as a surprise to you, but your favourite dog actually gives some insight into who you are. Whether you like fluffy dogs or black and white dogs, they all embody us in some way. While no two individual dogs are the same, certain breeds are known to exhibit certain qualities. Various studies have been conducted over the years that have proven the relationship between our dog breed of choice and our personality traits, but we also got some additional input from pet experts based on what they have seen in the field.
German Shepherd lovers: Confident and tough
“Exceptionally confident, tough, and looking for loyalty” – those are the words Karin Wagner, who judges German Shepherds in dog shows, uses to describe this breed. Think of a no-nonsense high school teacher who won’t let you get away with goofing off. Other research has found that owners of Rottweilers and German Shepherds are more likely to have hostile or aggressive personalities.
Golden or Labrador Retriever lovers: Spunky and adventurous
“These owners are outgoing and open to trying new things,” says Theresa Viestro, American Kennel Club representative for Labrador Retrievers. And if they’re anything like their dogs, these owners are also very popular. The Labrador Retriever was ranked the most popular dog breed of 2019, the last year that statistics are available, by the AKC.