It is a common belief that �dogs mirror their owners.� You can decipher a lot about a person just by observing his/her dogs. In fact, if you are not sure about yourself or you are not sure what breed would suit you best, this article may help you out with that as well. Here are some common pointers to look in dogs and what they tell about their owners.
Heavy shedders/Furry or Light Shedders/Hardly Furry
This is one of the most obvious pointers you can look for in a dog. If a person has a dog which is a heavy shedder, or is furry in other words (furry dogs shed more hair than their no furry counterparts), chances are that the person is not too fussy about cleanliness and does not mind dog hair in his/her home. On the other hand, if a person has a light shedder or a breed with hardly any fur on, chances are that he/she is finicky about cleanliness.
Size of the dog
Size of the dog can tell you more than a few things about the owner. Big dogs which usually require a lot of exercise are generally kept by people who love exercising themselves. These people could also be health freaks who cannot do without their daily hour in the gym. On the other hand, people with toy breeds are happier eating at a restaurant than working in the gym. People who always have their toy breeds by their side may be emotional, as they are looking for comfort from their dog.
On the other hand, big dog owners may want to portray themselves as powerful. That�s why, in most cases, you will see that men always prefer big dogs while women prefer the smaller variety. It is fact that women are more emotional while the male are physically more powerful.
Nature of the dog
Please note that here; we are not talking about the nature of the breed. We are talking about the nature of a dog in particular. Thus, a guard dog such as the English Mastiff could be relatively very friendly indeed, depending on its owner. As a general observation, owners who are friendly and outgoing generally have dogs who are friendly with strangers and do not snap easily. On the other hand, owners who are irritable or reticent generally have dogs which are snappy and wary of strangers.
The training levels of a dog could also shed some light on the owners� personality. Dogs who are very well mannered, often to the extreme, usually mean that the owner has good leadership skill and is a control freak. Dogs which are badly trained often means lack of leadership in the owners and a �forgive and forget� attitude.
It should be noted that the above info is general guidance only not 100% accurate. One person may own different types of dogs (may differ in size, nature, level of shedding, exercise needs etc.) at a time e.g. a German Shepherd Dog and a Chihuahua, then how to determine his/her personality!!!