The Dog Breed You Choose Can Reveal Your True Self: Let’s Sniff Out Your Personality!

July 27, 2019 Updated: July 28, 2019

Do you love dogs? We adore them. But more than just being there for us whenever we need them, as our loyal, faithful companions until the bitter end (oh, wait, that sounds like plenty!), did you know your favorite breed of dog can actually tell you something awesome about your own personality?

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Choosing a dog reveals a lot about you, so scroll down to look at the 10 beautiful breeds below, pick your favorite, and find out what it says about you. Indeed, your favorite pooch has never been so informative!

1. Golden retriever

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If you can’t get enough of sweet-natured golden retrievers, then you are a gentle, sweet person yourself. You give a lot of yourself to other people and love without fear in your heart; it’s enviable. People often feel they can depend on you in a crisis.

2. Chihuahua

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Just like these feisty little fur balls, Chihuahua fans tend to be excitable, loveable, and extremely high-energy. If you chose the Chihuahua, then chances are that you are a fun-loving free spirit with a penchant for hedonism.

3. German shepherd

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If you chose the German shepherd out of the pack, then this tells us that you are passionate. The very best friend and the fiercest enemy, you always pick your side and you stick to it. A lover and a fighter, you are truly a force to be reckoned with.

4. Poodle

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Poodle-lovers adore beauty, are often wonderfully well put together, and may even have a vain streak (it’s nothing to be ashamed of!). If you chose the poodle, then you probably have expensive tastes and gravitate toward the finer things in life.

5. Rottweiler

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The Rottweiler is a beautiful beast, tough on the outside but a huge softie on the inside. It’s only when people really get to know you that they appreciate how warm and sensitive you really are. You may make an intimidating first impression, but you’re really one big love bug.

6. Collie

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The collie is the thinking man (or woman)’s dog. If you chose the collie, then this indicates that you are a bit of an intellectual, with an open mind and an intense love of the great outdoors. You’re adaptable and have excellent survival skills; you’d be everybody’s favorite teammate in a zombie apocalypse!

7. Pit bull

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Pit bulls can get a bad rap, and similarly, if this breed is your favorite, then you can be a little misunderstood. You have many sides to your personality, but you’re not shallow, far from it. People who get to know you get to move past your complicated exterior and enjoy your wonderful, genuine nature.

8. Bulldog

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Just like this relaxed-looking pooch, bulldog lovers are super laid back! You often go it alone and are not afraid of your own company, nor marching to the beat of your own drum for that matter. If you chose the bulldog, then you are stoic and always philosophical. Nothing ruffles your fur!

9. St. Bernard

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The clue is in the name! St. Bernard lovers are often quite saintly themselves, going above and beyond the call of duty to help others. If the St. Bernard is your favorite, then you are a kind, supportive friend, and a thoroughly selfless human being.

10. Labrador

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Who doesn’t adore a Labrador? If the sweet, gentle Labrador caught your eye, then this says a lot about you as a human being. The Labrador is a friend for life, and so are you. One of the most loyal of all the dog breeds, Labradors are intensely food motivated (maybe this rings true for you?) but will go to the ends of the earth to be with the people they love.

So, what did you learn about yourself? Do you see your personality reflected in the dog you love the most? Spread a little puppy love and share your findings with your friends!