Hello to our furry friends and family! Last month we covered 5 tips to consider when choosing a dog breed that will work for you and your family. Amongst those five tips was #3 – consider your personality, as just like us humans, each dog breed has its own unique characteristics and personality traits. No two canines are exactly the same; however, most breeds can be grouped by common temperament and behaviours.
Just as you’d carefully choose a prospective housemate or even friends based on their compatibility and shared interests, this diligence is equally important when choosing a dog breed - to ensure everyone gets on well under the one roof!
That’s why this month The Pets Hotel team have delved a little deeper into the different types of dog breeds and crucially, how they relate to human personalities. Whilst our recommendations aren’t scientific by any means, we draw upon decades of experience in caring for our four-legged friends’ day after day! Of course, this is all just a little bit of fun : )
Your personality could best be described as...
An oddball: Creative & individualistic
Considered eccentric by others, you’re one who really “marches to the beat of your own drum” and isn’t worried too much by what others think, if you even stop to consider that in the first place! You enjoy creative pursuits and surrounding yourself with pretty and eclectic things.
You prefer books to parties and enjoy immersing yourself in knowledge and new topics. Whilst a natural introvert, you can also talk at length about your favourite topics, in the right company of course.
Hardworking and orderly
Diligence is your middle name. You’re a hard worker with a tidy mind and believe everything has its proper place. You respect traditional values and enjoy recharging your batteries with a good book or quiet crossword.
Loyal & Trusting
Similar to your hardworking and orderly cousins, you’re a faithful friend who values loyalty, stability and believes in the good of others. An introvert yet also a team player, you’re happy to contribute to group efforts but don’t mind who takes the credit.
Energetic, outgoing and excited by life, you enjoy meeting new people and trying new things. People describe you as fun and interesting, and you would agree!
Caring & empathetic
A deeply caring person who strives to understand how others are feeling and offer comfort in times of need, you love giving back to the community and volunteering where you can.
Peaceful & easygoing
Friendly and down-to-earth, you enjoy “going with the flow” and avoid conflict where possible. You cherish relationships and often wonder why everyone can’t just all get along with each other as you do!
You’re the life of a party! You enjoy attention, certainly aren’t shy and easily attract others who want to be your friend. You’re optimistic in your outlook to life and love nothing more than having a bit of fun! : )
Of course, this is all just a bit of fun. We highly recommend you visit your local shelter or reputable rehoming service when looking for a new fur-baby, as sometimes the very best breed is ‘Rescued’ : )
After further advice? Here’s a few handy websites with interactive quizzes and resources to help you in your quest for choosing a dog breed that’s best for you.
Keen to find out more about The Pets Hotel and our friendly team of professional cat and dog carers? Contact us at The Pets Hotel (Port Melbourne) on (03) 9646 3696 or The Pets Hotel Country Club (Lara) on (03) 5282 1286.
Aussies are amongst the most animal loving people in the world, with our pet ownership rates sitting at 62% - that is nearly two in three households have a least one pet they call their own. If you look at dogs alone, almost half of all Australians (48% to be precise) have a four-legged fur baby, more than any other type of pet, proving that they truly are man (and women’s) very best friend : )
Whilst the benefits of having a canine pal are well known – from providing the companionship which we’ve all needed these past 18 months, to the laughter they bring and their uncanny knack for helping us humans make friends at the local park; raising a dog is a long-term commitment much like raising a child!
With close to 200 recognised dog breeds across the world, choosing the right one for you and your unique circumstances can be a tricky decision. That’s why The Pets Hotel team have put together a few simple tips to consider before making this important choice, to ensure a happy, healthy home for all.
Still in need of further guidance? We’d also like to give a shout out to these websites below, all which have handy, interactive quizzes and informative resources to help you in your quest for the ideal pet:
Keen to find out more about The Pets Hotel and our friendly team of professional animal lovers? Contact us at The Pets Hotel (Port Melbourne) on (03) 9646 3696 or The Pets Hotel Country Club (Lara) on (03) 5282 1286.