Portrait of a Dog Personality
  • Cheerful
  • Devoted
  • Easy-going
  • Protective
  • Faithful
  • Impatient

Scientific Name

Canis familiaris

Collective Term

A pack of dogs

Careers & Hobbies

  • Waiter
  • Retailer
  • Medical
  • Sales
  • Shepherd
  • Making love
  • Hiking
  • Team sports
  • Biking

There's something about a dog's warm, expressive eyes that'll charm your socks off every time. Dog personalities feature many of the characteristics of the canine family and are some of the kindest, warmest creatures in the animal kingdom. Although they border on the predictable, they're never boring or eccentric.

Dog personalities come in all shapes and sizes and it's difficult to identify their species by physical appearance alone. The best way to recognize one is by its dominant trait: gregariousness. Energetic and eager-to-please, they have an overabundance of energy, spend a great deal of time at play and are frisky and happy even when hard at work. Expressive with people that they love, they readily display distaste for those they dislike.

Dogs do not display the characteristically sharp intelligence and aggression of their cousins the wolf and fox. Instead, they rely on their advanced emotional senses to survive. Sensitive to the feelings of others, dog recognize the imporatance of dominance and submission in the social order and are ready to play their role either way. Sometimes they take the lead, while other times they are happy to tag along and play a more subdued role. Dogs are only secure when their position in the social hierarchy has been clearly defined.

Dogs take pride in helping others and excel in all aspects of the service industry. Some of the world's best restaurants employ dogs as waiters. Dedicated to their job, dogs love to please your boss. Their desire to help others finds them in a wide variety of industries, including the medical and retail fields. Even so, dogs are also comfortable in leadership roles and are capable of owning their own business or being a supervisor in a large company, especially with deer or sheep as subordinates. Their strong presence and commanding voice barks clear, concise orders and are well liked and respected. Their intelligent insights and gregarious nature make dogs a wonderful salesperson. People instinctively trust dogs, and with a concerted effort they could easily earn a high income.

As eager to please as a dog can be, it can also be a bit of a moocher who believes thou shalt share is the eleventh commandment. A dog wouldn't hesitate in splitting its sandwich or sharing its home, but would have no shame in demanding reciprocation.

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Best Mates for a Dog

All animal personalities relate to each other differently - some better than others! Here are the three best matches for a Dog.


Close companions


Completely compatible




A similar outlook on life


A rewarding union






Fellow canines


Energetic and satisfying

Choose any two animal personalities from the lists below and see how they match up.

Famous Dog Personalities

Kato Kaelin

Kato Kalin became famous for being someone's best friend. Too bad his friend OJ Simpson during his murdery phase.

Jack Black

When casting directors are looking for a non-threatening, best-friend type -- Jack Black usually gets the call.

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