Getting To Know Yourself – What Does My Dog’s Breed Say About Me?

What Does My Dog’s Breed Say About Me?

y Dr. Justine Lee, PetMD

In my book It’s a Dog’s Life … but It’s Your Carpet,  I admit,  I make some pretty huge generalizations about breeds and pet  owners. Granted,  they’re my own opinions, but if you really wanted to  know what your  veterinarian thinks of you when you walk in the door with  your breed of dog, read on!

Labrador Retriever

Dedicated, outdoorsy, loyal, and generally a good person to be around. Shops  at REI. Drives a Subaru.


May bite. The dog too.


Kind, mild mannered. Has neurotic tendencies. Gentle. Laid back. Drinks  bottled water.  Often looks like the dog.

Miniature Poodle

Usually owned by a sweet, old, white-haired person.


Potential to be a loyal, family-oriented person. Can be snarky and have an  east-coast attitude.

Golden Retriever

Family oriented and generally a good person to be around. Has two or three  human babies.

Miniature Schnauzer

Family oriented. Owned by older adults. Shops at LL Bean and Lands’ End.  Drives a Volvo.

Yorkshire Terrier

Likes to carry a YSL or Gucci purse, often with their pet in it. Enjoys the  high life. Drinks wine, not beer.


Bad ass. Loyal. Protective. Doesn’t want to be screwed with.


Either wants to have a child or have grandchildren. Loves to nurture   and  carry loved ones in arms. Very well dressed. Likes pink bows.


Family oriented. High tolerance level for baying.

Bernese Mountain

Financially secure. Educated. Shops at REI, Best Buy, and Nordstroms.


What? Don’t believe me? What do you think? Does your breed represent you?

3 thoughts on “Getting To Know Yourself – What Does My Dog’s Breed Say About Me?

  1. My furbaby is a heinz 57. Even her grandparents were mutts! LOL But she is beautiful and loving, and every day I try to be more like her.


  2. What does it say about me that my dog is a mixed breed rescue. He’s a chihuahua pug mix {a Chug}. He does like to use hands as chew toys. He also wakes you up by licking your face.


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