AIN'T NOTHING BUT A HOUND DOG
What your dog's breed says about your personality:
People who owned sporting dogs, such as Labrador retrievers and cocker spaniels, appeared more agreeable and conscientious in the survey.
People who owned herding dogs, such as German shepherds or sheepdogs, were more extroverted.
People who owned hound dogs, such as greyhounds and beagles, were more emotionally stable.
People who owned toy dogs, such as Chihuahuas or Yorkshire terriers, were more agreeable, more conscientious and more open to new experiences.
People who owned utility dogs, such as English bulldogs, Shar-Peis and Chow Chows, were more conscientious and extroverted.
No personality traits stood out in the survey among people who owned terriers, such as the Staffordshire bull or the Scottie dog.
Just like terrier owners, those who owned working dogs, such as Dobermans or schnauzers, had no standout personality traits.
"This study indicates that you can tell a lot about somebody's personality by the breed of dog that they choose to own. It seems that certain personality types are subconsciously drawn to certain breeds," said Workman. "The choice could arguably be down to the lifestyle that people lead and how their chosen dog fits their lifestyle. It is easy to imagine a creative type, who is open to new experiences, owning a toy dog, who was bred for companionship and who can easily move around with the owner."
A study by Bath Spa University found that dog owners were nicer or "more agreeable" than the general population and that people were able to correctly match dogs with their owners, based on the way that they looked. But this study shows that the similarities between dogs and their owners may be more than skin deep.