If you want to bring a dog into your family you may be wondering what type of domestic dog breed is best suited for your personality. After all owning any animal, especially a dog is a long term commitment. You want to be sure that you choose the right breed and specific dog for your lifestyle, family and personality. Finding the right dog for your personality type is easier than you might think. Read the personality descriptions in this article to find the right dog breed for your demeanor.
Every human being has a truly unique personality. However, most people display certain personality traits more often. Choose a dog based on your most dominate personality traits.
TYPE A: Outgoing and Funny
People who have a type A personality are very happy the majority of the time because they look at the bright side of life. These people love to be apart of something bigger than themselves, and they strive to make other people laugh. Type A personalities have a happy go lucky innocent approach in life. They are very successful people who love to spend time with family and friends. People who are outgoing and fun to be around should opt for playful energetic dogs. Top domestic dog breeds for this personality type are: Labs, Golden Retrievers, Pomeranians, Yorkshire terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Shih Tzu, Poodles, Alaskan malamute, German shepherd, and Collies.
TYPE B: Creative and Artistic
People who have type B personalities have a great deal of talent. They are very creative, crafty and they can be social, yet quiet when they need their space. They love to find new friends traveling all over the world. These people tend to be very caring, and emotional individuals. They treasure their close relationships. Creative people do well with all kinds of different breeds because these people are so versatile. Top dog breeds for this personality type are: Pugs, German Sheperd, Alaskan Husky, Lab, Golden Retriever, Saint Bernard, Collie, Shetland sheepdog, Great Dane, Greyhound, Dalmatians, Chihuahua, and Smooth Fox Terrier.
TYPE C: Sensitive, Loving and Emotional
People with type C personalities are very loving, and emotional. They strive to treat everyone fairly and avoid fighting. Type C personalities have strong marriages because they work hard to keep everyone together. They forgive easily although they can be naïve and too giving at times. Sensitive people do very well with affectionate playful dogs. Top dog breeds for this personality type are: Labs, Golden Retrievers, Border collie, Blue Heeler, Petit Basset Griffon Vendee, Pug, English Setter, and Poodles.
TYPE D: Successful, Aggressive, Charming
People who have this personality type can be very successful because they are either aggressive or assertive. They put plans into action rather than dreaming or thinking about what they want to do. Type D personalities tend to be charming over-achievers. They also focus on their appearance and sex appeal a lot. They love having a good time and getting attention from the opposite sex. Type D personalities do very well with athletic and unique dog breeds. Top domestic dog breeds for this personality type are: Bloodhound, Plott Hound, German shepherd, Alaskan malamute, Akita, Golden Retrievers, Australian Cattle Dog, Beagle, Border Collie, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Trottweiler, Bull Dogs, and Brussels Griffon.
by Sarah Ince