Which Harry Potter character are you? If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? What’s your Myers Briggs type?
People love quizzes that claim to tell them about themselves.
After all, if years of introspection and therapy haven’t helped you understand yourself, a ten question quiz on Buzzfeed asking for your favorite color and pizza topping is just the thing to make all the pieces click.
I’m not judging. Really. I love those silly quizzes myself (I’m a burrito? Really?).
But an Akita owner came to Something Wagging last night searching for the phrase “what does my dog’s breed say about me?” And in the fine tradition of people who know absolutely nothing about a topic putting themselves forth as experts, I’ve decided to answer the million dollar question: what does your dog’s breed say about you?
Dog Breeds and What They Say About You
A quick note about dog breeds.
Most dogs are not purebred. They’re a wonderful melange of different breeds blending over time into what I call “universal dogs.”
But even if your dog is a mix, you probably talk about his characteristics based on breeds you believe are in his heritage. So if you have a mixed breed dog who likes chasing small animals and has wiry hair, see what the terrier description tells you. And if you have a large yellowish dog with floppy ears who has a ball obsession, check out what I have to say about retriever people.
And remember. This is a highly scientific tool. NOT.
Dog Breed: Akita
You are independent and strong. You are loyal to your friends and suspicious of strangers.
You love manga, sushi, and kendo and wanted to complete the set.
Dog Breed: Border Collie
You are driven and intelligent. Everyone knows you’ll still be working hours after everyone else has gone home.
You’re a little full of yourself so you thought you’d get a dog that outsmarts you at every turn.
Dog Breed: Cardigan Welsh Corgi
You are sturdy and athletic. Your cuteness means people underestimate your strength.
You find yourself oddly compelled to nip at people’s ankles and wanted some company in your odd hobby.
Dog Breed: Golden Retriever
You are friendly and easy-going. At gatherings, you’re the one everyone wants to talk to.
You have a ball-throwing fetish but got tired of chasing the thing all over the park yourself.
Dog Breed: Labrador Retriever
You are eager to please and always up for a good time. No wonder you’re so popular.
You’ve always been curious: what does it take to actually get a lab to stop eating?
Dog Breed: Siberian Husky
You work hard. You play hard. And you always look good doing it.
You thought dislocating your shoulder on walks, having a dog who talks back, and living in a constant cloud of dog hair would be fun.
Dog Breed(s): Terrier
Feisty and energetic, you let everyone know you’re around. No matter what, you never back down from a good argument.
You thought you’d make things easy on yourself by getting a small dog with a coat that’s easy to care for so you’d have a gentle friend to keep you company. Ha. Terriers are nobody’s lap dog. Unless they feel like it.
Dog Breed: Universal Dog
Note: also known as mutts, mongrels, mixed breeds, and best dogs ever)
You’re mysterious. No one can resist trying to figure you out.
You’re a sucker for a pretty face. Even if it keeps you guessing what’s going on in the brain behind that mesmerizing expression.
Dog Breed: Vizsla
You are athletic and adaptable. Full of energy outdoors, you also enjoy spending time with your family.
You love the idea of sending everyone to the online dictionary to make sure they spelled
Viszla Vizsla right.
Does Our Dog’s Breed Say Anything About Us?
I wonder about this all the time.
I’m nowhere near as sweet as my golden retriever, Honey. I certainly don’t have her people (or dog) skills.
I sometimes think I live with a golden retriever because I aspire to be the kind of person who should have a golden retriever: athletic, personable, easy-going.
Of course, I really got Honey so she could help me do a job. She’s been great at helping me foster puppies and dogs.
Maybe that we love each other and belong together are the only things that matter. And I should stop wondering what my dog’s breed says about me.
After all, like with mutts, a little bit of mystery is very alluring. And answering too many quizzes takes time away from walks.
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Your Turn: What does your dog breed say about you? And if I included yours in today’s post, am I right? Or am I right?
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photo credits: (Akita) aldenchadwick via photopin cc, (Terrier) Randy Son Of Robert via photopin cc. Click images to learn more about the photographers.