Similiarities Between My Dog and Me

“It has been asserted, by children’s-books illustrators, at dog shows, and by strangers passing on the street, that people often bear a striking resemblance to their pets.

We examined whether such observations are empirically warranted by testing whether people can match dogs with their owners.”
Michael M Roy and Nicholas J. S. Christenfeld
Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of California, San Diego

Good natured, affectionate, sociable, head strong, high-energy,
Active, playful, loyal, family centered.

Lean muscular build, smooth coat, square stance,
Steadfast and reliable,
Full of love for people and a zest for life.

Often described as the clown,
Intelligent working class,
Instinctive desire to please while at the same time

Showing alertness, caution and courage in the face of the unknown.

Looks so imposing that she is an effective deterrent even when friendly.
NOT for EVERYONE. Being a breed of high-energy

She requires plenty of love, and even more patience.

She will find many ways to get into trouble if not properly trained and watched.

(Typically great with children, IF properly socialized.)

Rowdiness and exuberant jumping,
Strong-willed mind of her own.

Snorting, wheezing, snoring,
Slobbering and drooling,

May have problems with skin tumors, digestive problems, hypothyroidism,

and murmurings of the heart.


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