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What Does My Dog’s Breed Say About Me?

What Does My Dog’s Breed Say About Me?

In my book It’s a Dog’s Life … but It’s Your Carpet, I admit, 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.

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Chihuahua

May bite. The dog too.

Greyhound

Kind, mild mannered. Has neurotic tendencies. Gentle. Laid back. Drinks bottled water. Often looks like the dog.

Miniature Poodle

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

Terrier

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.

Rottweiler

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

Maltese

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

Beagle

Family oriented. High tolerance level for baying.

Bernese Mountain

Financially secure. Educated. Shops at REI, Best Buy, and Nordstroms.

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What? Don’t believe me? What do you think? Does your breed represent you?

And yes, I purposely skipped stereotyping us American pit bull terrier dog owners. But as a veterinary student once said to me: “Dr. Lee … you look just like your dog.”

Related:
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What Does My Dog’s Breed Say About Me? originally appeared on petMD.com

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by Dr. Justine Lee, PetMD

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9:09AM PST on Feb 19, 2014

I think is true, or most of it! Love big dogs

3:30AM PST on Feb 10, 2014

Ha ha! I only have a handful of gray hairs, but love my miniature poodles. Also, our beagle never barked or bayed that much at all until we brought home our basset.

2:15AM PST on Jan 21, 2014

I have an Airedale terrier, and Cairn terrier, and no I don't come close to having an east coast arrogant attitude LOL
I grew up with 3 brothers, and I have 2 sons. I'm used to the mischievousness of boys, and terriers aren't much different. it's why I like terriers. I'm quite used their behavior

11:27AM PST on Jan 9, 2014

hahahaha i'm totally a biter

7:03AM PST on Jan 8, 2014

Goldens!!!!!

5:41AM PST on Jan 3, 2014

Both of my dogs are mixed:-) Rescued:-) and Sweet:-)

10:14PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Love them all from the very bright to the dumb.

12:21PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

I disagree

3:30PM PDT on Sep 18, 2013

Thanks!

2:12PM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

Thanks

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