Does Your Dog's Breed Tell About Your Personality?

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Our likes, dislikes and response to situations reflect our personality.

On this basis, can we say that the type of dog we have reveal our personality? Studies say so!

Studies by experts reveal some relationship between the big 5 personality traits and the dog breed groups.

The Kennel Club splits dog breeds into seven categories- Pastoral, Gun Dog, Hound, Utility, Terrier, Working and Toy.

what are big 5 personality traits

Psychologists say that the big five traits, called as OCEAN, form the core of a person


The big five traits are- Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism.


Very creative, like to explore new things, good at abstract concepts

People with openness are likely to prefer toy dogs like Pomeranian, Chihuahua, Pekingese, Maltese or Pug.


Eye on detail,discipline, follow schedules, dutiful.

Prefer utility dog breeds like Akita, Bulldog, Chow-Chow or Dalmatian.


Enjoys meeting new people, prefer to be the centre of attraction, Easy to make new friends, Conversation starters.

Most likely to have pastoral dog breeds like Border Collie, German Shepherd, Samoyed, Komondor, Catalan Sheepdog.


People who care for others, show empathy, and offer helping hand.

Prefer to have gun dogs like Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, or Weimaraner


People who are not emotionally stable, worry too much, get upset quickly, experience anxiety and stress.

People with low anxiety and neuroticism and having emotional stability tend to own hounds like Afghan Hound, Basenji, Basset Hound, Beagle, or Dachshund

It's a mix of five!

Every person has a mix of these 5 traits at different levels. So, the dog breed we choose depends on the predominant trait.

Only for informational purposes. Not any advice.

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