The Wild Dog Personality

Portrait of a Wild Dog Personality

Scientific Name

Canis canidae

Collective Term

A tribe of wild dogs

Most people who meet a wild dog are struck by its energetic, demonstrative and restless behavior. This mid-sized individual differs from its domestic dog and wolf cousins in a number of notable ways: it is physically more powerful than the dog and its social structure differs dramatically from that of the lone wolf. It is difficult to describe the wild dog's personality without explaining it in terms of its pack of friends, for wild dogs don't see themselves as rugged individualists but rather as members of a social team that demands constant bonding and cooperation.

Although they are not a natural leaders, wild dogs are popular and well liked and their indomitable sense of adventure attracts others who appreciate living on the edge. They were not blessed with a particularly handsome face, but their trim body is well conditioned by athletic endeavors and they take pride in their appearance.

As is typical of a carnivorous personality, wild dogs love to travel and choose to vacation in stimulating environments where they can expand their understanding of the world. They become restless when they haven't taken a vacation in a while.

Thinking of bringing that new invention of yours to the market? Put a wild dog in charge. No one can take an idea and run with it better than this hardy individual. Its powers of endurance and canine enthusiasm make for such a powerful combination that wild dogs are consistently amongst the highest wage earners. So why don't they simply run their own businesses and reap the rewards? Well for one thing, they don't possess the leadership and entrepreneurial talents of their canine cousins. Instead, by concentrating on relationship building and teamwork, wild dogs achieve the kind of job satisfaction that no salary can replace.

Wild dogs are highly principled individuals although they take a while before placing their trust in others. Employers should give them a lot of freedom since they do not perform well in structured environments. When it comes to stamina, they are without equal and are usually the first to arrive and the last to leave. Versatile in their skills, their sharp minds can adapt to almost any environment.

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Famous Wild Dog Personalities

Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova was women's tennis biggest star in the 1980s. Her rivalry with American Chris Evert embodied the struggle between a cotton-tail rabbit and Martina's wild-dog aggression and endurance .

Vladimir Lenin

Wild dogs do not have the social hierarchies associated with dogs and wolves. Each member of the pack is treated like any other -- and this wild dog trait was possibly responsible for Lenin's rise to power.

Careers & Hobbies

  • Policework

  • Engineer

  • Military

  • Journalist

  • Academic

  • Running

  • Writing

  • Horse riding

  • Surfing the net

Best Mates for a Wild Dog

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


Same wavelength


Soul mates


Magnificent combination


A nurturing relationship


Irrepressible and fun


Sensational sex


Great friend and partner


Dutiful partners


Terrific chemistry

Animal Matchmaker

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