How Much of a Dog’s Personality Comes From Their Owner?

Would you believe it if we told you that your doggo takes after you? Truth be told, research has shown that dog and human personalities have strong interlinks. Hard to believe? Let’s get down to the details. 


  • Numerous studies reveal that pet owners tend to choose dogs that complement their lifestyles. 

For example, if you see someone walk around with a Golden Retriever, there’s a chance that they could be optimistic in life. Whereas if you spot a Pitbull, the pet parent may be looking for security more than affection. 

As evidenced by research, many pet parents choose their pooches with traits that mirror their own. 


  • When humans pet their dogs or have positive encounters like hugging, both their bodies release soothing hormones and neurotransmitters. This, in turn, decreases anxiety, slows down the heart rate and blood pressure, resulting in a win-win situation for both! 


  • Dogs can sense different moods and will try to reassure an upset owner using subtle cues. Some pups have a way of calming down by laying on the side, some try to make physical contact and a few may even distract the owner with toys. Now you’d know why they say a dog is a man’s best friend. 


Many times, people don’t understand how much dogs can truly resemble their owners. You’d be fascinated to know that these wonderful beings are capable of developing unique personalities. Their characters change with time and events. Ultimately, man’s personality plays a crucial role in shaping a pet dog’s life. 


When choosing pets, we choose them in the same way we select friends, that too with the same interests. So, if you know someone who loves to babble, their most compatible furry friend would be a chihuahua. Just saying!