You proudly curate a daily Instagram update on their latest antics, you have an ever-growing photo album of them on your phone, ready to be shown at any moment, and they’re next to your side as much as you can. Yes, furbabies hold a special mantle in your life, and it clearly shows that you love them.

All pet parents are indeed special kinds of human beings who are stereotypically known to be less selfish and happier people who have big open hearts. But for dog and cat owners, as well as the many shapes and sizes furbabies come in, what else does your pet say about you?

Here, we have a breakdown of pets and the psychology behind your choice of furry companion.

Dogs:

People who own dogs often describe themselves as extroverted and funny. They’re friendly, hardworking, and likely to live with other family members. Research shows that dog owners are more ‘people persons’ hence why they opt for a dog who make great companions and to bring along to social gatherings and outdoor excursions.

Here are a few common dog breeds and what they show about their owners.

Small dogs such as Shi-Tzus, Chihuahuas, and Pomeranians usually belong to people who are kind, generous, and thoughtful. Small dog owners usually have families, whether small or large, and likely to have children. Small dog owners are sociable, with a good sense of humor, and an even stronger maternal or paternal instinct. They love being the go-to person to provide care and comfort and are highly dependable.

Owners of medium-sized breeds such as Huskies, Beagles, and Labrador Retrievers are fun, free-spirited with a sense of adventure. People who own these types of dogs are known for their quality one-on-one companionship and laid-back attitude. Dog owners of these breeds are likely to be active as well, frequently enjoying some form of fitness, preferring non-gym activities such as hiking, surfing, running, and sports. They’re athletic, and unknowingly bring good vibes wherever they go.

Owners of larger dog breeds such as German Shepherds and Rottweilers are soft-hearted and very loyal, very much like their choice of dog. Although dog owners in general are extroverted, large dog breed owners fall more under the introverted-extrovert type, wherein they are happy keeping to themselves, a small group, but thrive with a large crowd as well.  Large dog breed owners usually have a hidden artistic talent, whether it be playing an instrument, creative writing, or painting.

Cats:

Cat owners are distinctly another breed on their own. People who own cats are more independent, live in cozier spaces and tend to be laid back yet sophisticated with endearing quirks to their personality. Cat owners are warm, yet can be moody as well, with some days spent at home curled up with a good book, and then the next day exploring some hip underground music scenes with choice friends. Here we take a look at some of the most common cat breeds, and what they say about their owners.

Mixed breed cats, often rescue cats, or non-pure breed cats are the most common type for cat owners. Owners who own a rescue, a stray, or adopt from a friend with one too many kittens are very accepting of people from all walks of life and have a high perception behind the true meaning of people’s actions. For instance, these cat owners can easily see the pain behind someone’s’ hurtful actions, and will most likely respond with empathy instead of hostility.

For purebred cat owners, the most popular being Scottish Folds, Exotic Shorthairs, and Himalayans, these cat owners are introverted, yet not necessarily shy. They are warm and accommodating, and unwittingly create a strong allure about them as they go around focused on their own personal interests. Not the type to follow trends, purebred cat owners busy themselves with intellectual habits that touch on their innate sensitive side, such as poetry, and are often known to be good cooks as well.

 

 

Sources:

http://www.manilaspeak.com/cool/top-10-most-popular-dog-breeds-in-the-philippines

https://www.2knowmyself.com/psychology_of_dog_and_cat_owners

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201604/just-how-different-are-cat-people-and-dog-people