Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2015

What Does Your Dog’s Breed Say About You?

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We all know that age-old distinction between cat people and dog people. It’s like the distinction between preferring The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. It can be more polarizing than life-long Yankee fans and diehard Red Sox supporters. But why not take this to the next level for dog lovers and ask, what does your dog’s breed say about you? How does it reflect your personality? There’s no surefire correct answer, and plenty of folks are sure to fall well outside the bounds of these predictions. But with the help of a few dog-devoted websites and studies, Hartz® aims to reveal a bit more about you via your favorite pet.

Pugs– You probably spend a lot of time looking at photos of dogs at work, and a lot of your favorites make it onto Facebook or end up as your desktop background. Cesar Millan’s website notes that pugs are usually seen as the “class clowns” of dogs, so owners are sure to be individuals who appreciate and value humor.

German Shepherds- Perhaps most notable for their loyalty, German Shepherds are also extremely intelligent animals. It’s no wonder that they’re the second most popular breed in the U.S., according to ABC News, and are brought on as watchdogs, service dogs and, of course, make the best herders! Owners are likely to be just as loyal and enjoy active, happy lifestyles.

Golden Retrievers- Like its cousin the Labrador Retriever, this dog breed is known for its gentle personality and calm demeanor. You can expect owners to be the same way – friendly, easy-going and very much centered around the family. It’s no wonder that retrievers are the most common U.S. breed!

English Bulldogs- The English Bulldog currently holds a position as the sixth most popular dog in the U.S., according to the American Kennel Club, which won’t surprise any proud owners. Both dignified and adorable, the English Bulldog is sure to have owners with the same refined exterior over a goofy and fun-loving inner life.

Mixed breed- Of course, you can’t forget mixed breed owners. These open minded dog lovers are welcoming individuals who, Cesar Millan’s website comments, “keep their eye on the bigger picture.” They’re the kind of folks always willing to adopt a dog – or two!

This content post is provided by the pet experts at Hartz. What do you think your dog’s breed says about you?