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Is Your Small Breed Dog Similar To You?

Updated: Mar 29

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Could Your Dog's Personality Mirror Yours?

Recent studies have revealed an intriguing possibility your dog's personality and dog behaviour might mirror your own.

It appears that if you're feeling stressed,

your small breed dog could pick up on those vibes and become anxious too.

On the other hand, if you tend to have a relaxed and carefree demeanor, your dog might also exhibit a more laid-back attitude.

You've probably

come across newspaper stories about dogs resembling their owners.

Whether it's bearded men with schnauzers, permed grandmas with poodles, or elegant ladies accompanied by afghan hounds, these anecdotes highlight the intriguing bond between dogs and their humans. For me, I'd be quite happy to resemble our two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Missy and Winne.

And our personalities do seem to align. I consider myself easy-going, and my two companions exude a similar calmness.

Perhaps there's a grain of truth in this emerging research,

suggesting that our small breed dogs might indeed reflect and absorb the energy we emit. In conclusion, the fascinating connection between human and canine personalities continues to be a subject of exploration.

Whether it's a shared demeanor or a reflection of our inner world, the bond between us and our four-legged friends remains beautifully intricate.

Disclaimer: This article is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice. For specific veterinary dog health advice, contact a veterinary pet healthcare provider.

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Kate Phillips, Chief Editor

BSc (Hons), MSc

Kate is the UK's very own Mary Puppins, a professional Dog Nanny, an expert in small breed dogs and a pet parent to her own beloved small dogs.

With over 30 years' experience and successfully helping high profile celebrity pet parents raise their furry families,

Kate shares her top tips with you.

Kate guides readers on small dog breeds, dog health, dog training, dog nutrition, dog food, dog walks, dog accessories, dog enrichment, rescue dogs, dog behaviour, dog grooming and the best products for dog mums and dog dads to create the ultimate lifestyle for their small dogs.



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