What Your Dog's Breed Says About You

What Your Dog's Breed Says About You

We’ve all heard the old tale about dogs looking like their owners, but that isn’t always true. There are so many reasons why people choose the pet that they have, and the appearance of the dog is only a small part of a very big decision.

Let’s be honest: most people have a favorite dog breed based on temperament, appearance, and their classification as working, sporting, herding, etc. Nine times out of ten, their pup companion reflects their taste.

Studies from several reputable organizations have shown that potential new dog owners often choose breeds that have been shown to develop personalities or habits that would mesh with their lifestyle, and, even when that’s not the case, dogs will take on personality traits from their owners over time. 

We’ve compiled a short list of popular dog breeds and what they say about their owner’s personality to let you know what your dog’s breed says about you!

Standard Poodles

Poodles and their owners often take great pride in their appearance, but that doesn’t mean they’re all looks and no substance. They’re super smart, outgoing, and love to have a good time. It’s not their fault that they’re pretty much the full package.

Great Danes

Great Danes are gentle giants who can definitely appreciate a good nap on a soft bed. These stoic, good-hearted dogs, and their owners, shouldn’t be judged by the way that they look. They may appear big and bad, but the inside is usually warm and fuzzy.

Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, and other herding dogs

Herding dogs are high-energy and bore easily. They’re usually found running alongside their owners on a morning jog or keeping a watchful eye over their loved ones. These pups and their owners are sociable outdoorsmen, always seeking out the next adventure.

Poodles, Shih Tzus, and toy breeds

They may be small, but there’s tons of personality packed into toy breeds. Sassy, loyal, and always the center of attention, you can count on pups and owners alike to light up a room with their charming appearance and adaptable nature.

Any kind of “Doodle”

You’re a little high-maintenance, but you like it that way! Doodles definitely require regular grooming, but their down-to-earth personality and sweet smile will melt the heart of anyone who crosses their path. They’re goofy, fun, the life of the party, and they look amazing doing it!

Siberian Huskies

Huskies and their owners like to try new things, and are always up for an adventure. When they set a goal, they work hard to make it happen, often bordering on stubbornness when things aren’t going their way. But, don’t worry, it’s all rooted in their determined nature and natural leadership qualities.

Terriers

Terriers always have an opinion. They’re firm in their convictions, and it can be nearly impossible to change their mind once they have it set on something. These dogs and their owners are often competitive in nature, favoring a race over a relaxing jog.

Golden Retrievers

People and dogs alike are naturally drawn to the warm confidence of a Golden Retriever or their owner. They’re loyal, reliable, and no one really has anything negative to say about them.

German Shepherds

Tenacious and focused, German Shepherds seem scary on the outside, but really just want to protect their family and their space. They develop unbreakable bonds with the people around them, and they will do anything for the people they love.

Pitbulls

Pitbulls are often misunderstood, and they usually attract owners that relate to the feeling. They’re a bit stubborn, but they’re ultimately goofy sweethearts who want to please the people they care about.

Corgis

If you have a Corgi, you’re trendy, fun, and a little quirky, much like your furry friend. Corgis know how to have a good time and go with the flow, and they’re always ready for a night on the couch or on the town!

Dalmations

Regal and unique, dalmations and their owners can be intimidating to people who don’t know them. With their inner circle, they’re playful, energetic, and make amazing watchdogs due to their perceptive nature.

Labradors

Labs are as chill as it gets. They’re even-tempered and always offer a shoulder to cry on or a friend to play with. This super-adaptable breed has been the most popular breed in the United States for the past 30 years, and we understand why!

English Pointers, Weimaraners, Irish Setters

Although these breeds can be a bit high-strung, they’ll show off their silly side under the right circumstances. Routine and organization are their favorite things, and they thrive in small social circles. 

Rescues

Rescues are our favorite breed! They may require a bit more time to warm up to new people and situations, but their continuous strength and adaptability is their strong suit. Never underestimate the power of a rescue pup or their owner. If you're interested in rescuing your very own pampered pup, visit us at Pampered Pet Recreation Center during our next adoption event with Houston CARES Rescue!


At Pampered Pet Resorts, we love every breed and seek to give each of our guests the most pampered experience possible every time. If you didn’t see your dog’s breed here, send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll include it in a second list.