What does your dog say about you? Although dogs don’t speak English, they can communicate in various ways, including their appearance. The size of your dog, its breed, diet, and personality are a few things that speak volumes about you, whether it’s something positive or negative. Here are a few things your dog could reveal about you.
1. Your Experience with Dogs
Did you get your furry friend from a shelter, breeder, or pet store? If you got your pup from a shelter, it is likely you have experience with dogs and understand the time and patience a dog needs. You could be someone who likes to rescue dogs from shelters, rehabilitate them, and prepare them to go to loving homes.
If you got your dog from a breeder, you probably know a thing or two about dogs and are familiar with the training process. Buying a pup from the pet store could mean you’re puppy impulsive. Did you see the pet on display and decide to buy it or did you research the bloodlines, consider genetics, look at the breeder’s reputation, think about the time and care you can provide for the dog, and then make your decision?
2. Purebreed or Mutt?
Do you prefer a purebred dog, a mutt, or do you have a preference? There are a variety of differences between pet owners who prefer purebred dogs and pet owners who prefer mutts. Stanley Coren, who is the author of Why We Love the Dogs We Do, and a noted psychologist, states, “In the past, purebred dogs were an issue of status.”
People who get purebred dogs like to know what they’re getting into rather than taking a chance on a dog. Having a purebred dog means you can plan better because you can predict the temperament, appearance and pattern, and behavior. People who get mutts can’t be sure if the dog will take the personality and other character traits from their mother or father, and the combination could sometimes mean trouble.