There’s a long-standing myth that pets look like their owner’s, and it’s not without evidence. Have you ever noticed a resemblance between your friend and their pet? Have you ever noticed a resemblance between… you and your pet? While the majority of pet lovers say they love all type of cats or dogs, they’d be lying if they said they didn’t have a secret preference! Cats and dogs come in all shapes, sizes and temperaments, and even scientific studies (coupled with market surveys) suggest that the type of furry friend you choose reveals a lot about your personality. The outcome is actually quite exciting! But before we dig into the nitty-gritty personality details, know that if you’re a pet owner you’re most likely a social and empathetic person. Stereotypes are what they are: an over-generalized belief – but you may be surprised by how much of it is true!
To have a little bit of fun, we’ve created a list with the most popular breeds and what they say about your personality!
You’re inquisitive and love learning new things. You make great, long lasting friendships and bring joy to the lives of your closest loved ones. You love new experiences and will always jump at the chance to be a part of one!
Although you can appear intimidating and don’t give up easily, you are really sweet. You’re known to have a super fun side – but also for your stubborn ways! Either way, you have a teddy-bear quality deep down that keeps people gravitating towards you.
Golden Retrievers and Labradors
You’re known by all for your affection and kindness. You’re like cozy cuddles but also have a love for outdoor adventures. You’re highly sociable and what we call “good eggs”. Easy-going, honest and loveable.
You’re boasting with energy, you’re fun loving, and playful. You are said to be flexible and able to focus on whatever task at hand. Just like your dog, you’re often feisty, brave, and competitive. You’re extremely talkative and have good sense of humor.
Poodles, Chihuahuas and Toy Breeds
You are sincere, fun loving, and loyal. Your friends know you are someone who loves traveling especially since your dog makes an excellent travel partner and can easily be put into a carrier. You keep yourself well put together, taking pride in your appearance, and have a very neat, orderly home.
As a Great Dane owner, you are good-hearted and responsible. You tend to be a hard worker and put 100% into everything you do. You enjoy staying up on news and current events and welcome the chance to debate important issues with others.
If you own a Siberian Husky, you are a big sports fan. If there’s an important game on you can guarantee you’re watching it on TV (or at the stadium). But, this doesn’t mean you’re a couch potato – quite the opposite! Being active is very much your thing, enjoying all kinds of outdoor sports. You can be strong willed but are lovable and welcoming.
You enjoy being pampered and are considerate of your appearance. Bichons are naturally sociable and are happiest when they are part of a family or among a group of friends, and same goes for you. You are self-assured and gravitate towards a classy lifestyle as a wine connoisseur and art aficionado.
Smart and very athletic, you aren’t afraid of hard work. People rely on you because you are trustworthy and strong – and very dependable on many levels! Sitting around is not for you, because you are a busy bee that needs a sense of purpose.
You are highly intelligent and protective of those you love. Sometimes people are quick to judge you, but it’s really just because they don’t yet know you the way others do. To some people, you can come off as a bit intimidating – but if they got to know you, they would see that deep down you’re a total sweetheart.
Fun loving, open minded, and carefree are a few ways your friends would describe you. You enjoy coasting along and riding the wave of life over following strict and rigid plans. You make sure not to sweat the small stuff and keep your eye on the bigger picture.
You’re quirky and there is no one else in this world quite like you. You love being an original and wouldn’t be one to fall in line with others. You are very sociable, and don’t mind being the center of attention one bit.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Being alone for extended periods of time is not for you because you become lonely easily. You wouldn’t call yourself shy, but you naturally have reservations when around people you don’t know. But when you’re around people you know, you’re very loving – even if you’re a bit neurotic at times!
You’re fun-loving, aren’t one to miss a meal, and can be a bit stubborn at times. But hey – you’re only stubborn when you know you’re right about something! You’re the life of the party, and people love being in your presence, plus, you’re super cute.
You’re always on the go, and crave discovering new things and going on new adventures. In fact, life is all about adventure for you, pushing you to always get out there and chase your dreams. For you, the world is your oyster.
Not one to be shy, if you have a problem with something you will not hide your feelings about it. You have a bold personality and a zest for life, and you don’t concern yourself with the opinions of others. You stand proud knowing who you are, with no apologies!
Lovable with endless energy, you’re definitely not one to sit on the couch watching TV for hours. You prefer to keep yourself busy or entertained, and aren’t afraid to work for the things you want in life. People like you for many reasons, and you pride yourself on your smarts.
Like your cat who is known as the couch potato of the feline world, you are a total homebody who loves nothing more than having a beautiful animal companion by your side. If you’re an active person, you may want to look elsewhere!
Elegant and poised, you are minimalistic with incredible communication skills. You enjoy a good aesthetic, and clean spaces. You usually don’t care as much about having piece and quite at home, but rather prefer interacting with others to find out what’s on their mind.
You don’t opt for the norm. You’re playful, fun loving, and are a total family person. You love getting everyone together for games night or a simple dinner. You’re sensitive are are always looking our for the people you love.
You’re a powerful soul, but are still a soft-hearted bundle of devotion, gentleness and good nature. You make strong bonds with those important people in your life, are loyal, and very family-oriented. You don’t tend to veer too far from where you grew up, and plant your roots in or near your home town.
Curious, active, and high-spirited, you get into everything! You have a strong case of FOMO (fear of missing out) and want to know the latest about everything. You tend to go wherever the action is and are flexible to play, explore, and be spontaneous.
For you, family comes first. You’re kind and affectionate, taking care of those around you. You enjoy traditions like family dinners and celebrations, but pride yourself on your independence and healthy self-reliance.
You’re considered to be mysterious by some friends and neighbors. You play hard to get, but are extremely affectionate once you let people in. Friends describe you as unique and interesting, with a passion for life.
You’re elegant, quiet, clean, stately and intelligent, and have a definitive desire to receive affection. You’re the kind of person who values your independence, but when the time is right, you can show great affection.
Burmese are lovely cats who are both loyal companions and in constant need of affection. Owners are usually homebodies who spend free hours relaxing or entertaining at home, and enjoy spending time cuddling with cats and humans alike.
You’re not shy but don’t have to be the life of the party, you’re seen as a pretty popular person full of joy, with a zest for life. You’re gregarious, fun-loving and a pleasure to be around – which is probably why you’re so popular!
So, what did you discover? Is your dog or cat basically you in animal form? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Send us a message over Instagram or Facebook to let us know what you thought. If you’re looking to get your first puppy and enjoyed this read, you should check out our article on Tips for Raising a Happy, Healthy Puppy.