Let’s face it: we all think our dogs have a distinct personality and it’s usually a personality that conforms to the larger breed. So with that in mind, what do our dogs say about us? (Note, this is largely tongue-in-cheek and by no means an exhaustive, scientific list.

With a nose for the tiniest detail, beagles and their owners are often the inquisitive sort and are not afraid to stir up trouble either!

Got bags of energy? Never able to sit still? You’re likely to be a Boxer lover then. Boxers like nothing more than getting outdoors, meeting strangers and having a blast at the same time. In the end, it’s all about living in the moment.

As the name suggests, these are bullish dogs that stick doggedly to their task. Their owners are often much the same, though that tough exterior hides a soft, sentimental side.

The Daschund is as stubborn as they come – a hard-nosed little guy that punches far above his weight. Are you plucky and zealous, stubborn and brave? You probably have a Daschund in your yard – and he’s probably digging up your grass as we type this.

German Shepherd
German Shepherds are often much like their owners – kind, shy but intensely loyal. Think of all the people you know that own this graceful, beautiful dog. They’re likeable, friendly and thoroughly decent – right? Right?

Pit bulls
Ah, the family protector. These dogs put their home life first and their owners are staunchly protective of their own brood. Great around young children, this courageous dog will do anything to look after its own.

Poodles and similar breeds
Neat, tidy and a perfectionist to a tee, these breeds are often much like their owners. And what’s more, their small size makes them great traveling companions. Chances are, the owner of a Chihuahua or Poodle has racked up air miles over the years.

The Siberian Husky
These beautiful dogs are right at home in the outdoors, especially when the temperature has markedly dropped. Their owners are often similarly enchanted with the wilderness and tend to be into extreme sports, such as skiing and snowboarding.

These dogs don’t like to sit inside all day – and neither do their owners. Adept at tracking and hunting prey, they’re best suited to outdoorsmen who enjoy spending time in nature. Do you have the drive to get up and explore? You’re probably an owner of this large German breed.

Rotties are loyal and nice most of the time – but don’t rub them up the wrong way. They can be quick to fly off the handle if provoked. Are you full of spirit but short-tempered? Feisty but fun-loving? There’s probably a Rottie in your home.

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