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What Fido's Breed Says About YouA study being presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the British Psychological Society finds that dog breeds reflect certain facets of their owners' personalities. Read on for the main findings and some famous owners of certain breeds. Do you think they fit their pets' personalities?
Extroverted PupsSlide 2 of 15
Pastoral and utility breeds score highest on extroversion.
What is extroversion? An extrovert is someone who is outgoing, talkative and the "life of the party."
Representative Breeds: Pastoral breeds include collies, sheepdogs, heelers and corgis. Utility breeds include Dalmatians, bulldogs, poodles, schnauzers and shar peis.
Famous Owners: Actor Adam Sandler owns a bulldog, as did Winston Churchill. Actor Chris Evans owns a German Shepherd. The Queen of England owns a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.Slide 3 of 15
Agreeable BreedsSlide 4 of 15
Gundog and toy breed owners are highest on agreeableness.
What is agreeableness? Agreeableness is a trait that makes people easy to get along with. Agreeable people sympathize with others, care about their feelings and try to make other people feel at ease.
Representative breeds: Gundogs include spaniels and retrievers of all sorts, as well as setters, pointers and Weimaraners. Toy dogs include Yorkshire terriers, Pomeranians, Chihuahuas
Famous owners: Gwyneth Paltrow owns a Labrador retriever, and Jennifer Aniston owns a golden retriever. Sir Isaac Newton owned a Pomeranian, and Paris Hilton owns multiple Chihuahuas.Slide 5 of 15
Conscientious CaninesSlide 6 of 15
Utility dog owners are the most conscientious.
What is conscientiousness? People who are conscientious are dutiful and self-disciplined. They like order and schedules.
Representative breeds: Utility breeds include Dalmatians, bulldogs, poodles, schnauzers, Shar Peis, chow-chows and Boston terriers.
Famous owners: Mariah Carey owns a Shih Tzu, part of this category. Warren G. Harding owned a Boston terrier, as did Gerald Ford and Helen Keller. Martha Stewart owns and shows chow-chows.Slide 7 of 15
A Mark of StabilitySlide 8 of 15