An article published in the Journal of Research in Personality states that a dog’s personality reflects the personality of its owner. It also explains that dogs experience personality changes throughout their lives that are similar to humans.
The results showed associations between the type of dog and the personality of the owner. People who own herding or working breeds are the most outgoing of all dog owners. Owners of hunting dogs and toy dogs were very pleasant. The most emotionally stable people tended to own dogs, including Beagles and Afghan Hounds.
Dog people outnumber cat people. People who said they were dog people in one study tended to be more energetic and outgoing. They also tend to follow the rules closely. In addition, dog lovers tend to have traits associated with dominance, such as assertiveness, confidence, strength, and tenacity.
Licking is a natural and instinctive behavior in dogs. For them, it’s a way to nurture, connect, and express themselves. Your dog can lick you to say he loves you, to get your attention, to soothe himself when he is stressed, to show empathy or because he likes you!
Researchers at Michigan State University have found that dogs often take on the same personality traits as their owners. The study found that dogs are like humans in that they have personalities that form over time.
As a Husky owner, you tend to be confident and strong-willed. But you still always make taking care of those around you your priority. Huskies are active dogs who love being outside, just like their owners. When well trained, this guard dog will shower affection on his family.
Like a dog like an owner, if you own a German Shepherd you most likely are smart, active and love hard work. People look to you because you are a born leader. You are confident, trustworthy and strong-willed.
They automatically and voluntarily mimic their owners’ behavior, even if it costs them a snack. A new study by scientists from the Universities of Vienna and Oxford provides the first evidence that dogs spontaneously and voluntarily copy at least some of the behaviors and body movements of humans.
Similarly, personality traits such as introversion and extraversion carry different cultural notions. A common, but little researched and supported notion is that people with extroverted traits prefer dogs and people with introverted traits prefer cats (Gosling, Sandy & Potter, 2010).
The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, and with good reason. The breed is friendly, patient, and trainable. The breed is extremely versatile and will do everything including hunting, showing, dock diving, tracking, obedience.
Golden Retrievers are perhaps the happiest dog of the bunch. They are cheerful, fun-loving, caring, affectionate, great with children and intelligent. So basically perfect.