Which Personality Trait Do You Share With Your Canine Companion?

Bri O.

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About This Quiz

A popular saying is, "I want to be the person my dog thinks I am." Dogs think the very best of us. In their eyes, every day is wonderful just because we woke up and fed them breakfast.

Dogs come in many different sizes, from miniature Chihuahuas to Irish wolfhounds. And they come in many different shapes, from wiener dogs to Afghans, they all have in common personality traits and characteristics we love. It wasn't by accident that the dogs have taken on some of our most cherished traits such as being cuddly, loyal, friendly or high-energy. This came about through tens of thousands of years of man domesticating wolf pups until they turned into obedient and huggable family pets. 

It's understandable how this happened. One major reason domestication succeeded was because it worked within the confines of wolf behavior. Humans easily took the place of the "highest ranking wolf," thus the rest of the pack quickly became obedient. Then, as tamer wolves were more likely to survive and thrive by co-habituating with people, evolution naturally reproduced tamer and tamer wolves, until eventually, we got our perfect pooch. After all that time, we have a huge variety of dogs that seem to understand our every need and facial expression. Find out which personality trait you share with your canine companion by taking the quiz right now. 

Which word would you use to describe your dog?

How long have you and your pup been together?

Which is a bigger priority in your life...?

What does your pup care most about?

Is your dog ever territorial or possessive when you're interacting with other people and/or dogs?

If a friend called at 2 a.m. needing something, what would you do?

What size is your dog?

Who has more energy?

Do other people think your dog is cute?

Are you more introverted or extroverted?

Does your dog do well with other dogs/animals?

Are you a hugger?

How do you show your affection?

Is it hard to earn your trust?

How old are you?

Do you buy your pup presents on holidays and B-days?

If you suddenly needed to move, would your pup go with?

How active are you?

Do you take your dog for walks?

Does your pup get to sleep in bed with you?

Do you enjoy meeting and/or talking to new people?

Do you usually forgive people when they screw up?

How much does your dog bark?

How often do you play with your dog?

Do you talk to your pup?

How would others describe you?

Would you say you're high maintenance?

Which is a bigger motivation in your life...?

Have you taught your pup any tricks or manners?

Has your pup ever run away?

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