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Dogs may tell much about a man
KSBW ^ | March 13, 2012 | Darlene Dunn

Posted on 03/13/2012 3:44:15 PM PDT by Altariel

Breeds can tell about traits, love for kids, author says

If a man owns a mutt, he is typically happy-go-lucky and will make a good mate, says Wendy Diamond, author of "How To Understand Men Through Their Dogs."

"They are not concerned about pedigree," she said. "They are very secure with (themselves) and love children." In her book, "What A Lucky Dog," Diamond provides personality characteristics about men who have various types of dogs. She also gives insight on not-so-good behavior -- and a new trick a woman may want to teach the owner.

If you are looking for marriage material, consider the Doberman pinscher, collie, Chinese crested, beagle or rottweiler man, she says.Aside from dog owners that would make a potential long-term mate, Diamond gives snippets of useful information, such as noting that a guy with a bichon frise is "great with children" and is the type of man who will dress up as a clown on birthdays or as Santa at Christmas.

Intrigue and mystery will get the attention of a man with a German shepherd, she says.

The book also says the Akita man is known for being "overprotective of those he loves" and is perfect for the woman who would enjoy being a geisha girl.

While each breed has distinguishing characteristics related to marriage, family and personality quirks, women looking to get married may want to steer clear of the poodle man, who is cultured and gets married later in life, Diamond said.

A woman seeking an immensely affectionate man may also want to stay away from the Pomeranian man.

Breeds Can Mislead

Sheryl Matthys, founder of Leashes and Lovers, said it is possible to determine some personality traits from the type of dog a man owns.

Masculine men may have large dogs, for instance. But she cautions not to read too much into the type of breed a person owns.

Matthys, is a certified dog trainer, animal behaviorist and expert on dog-human relationships, also has a psychology degree.

"Maybe you’re a gruff-looking guy but a softy on the inside, as evidenced by your fluffy poodle or pampered Yorkshire, and you’re perfectly comfortable with your dog’s demeanor and secure about your preference.

"Perhaps your refined elegance and business pedigree doesn’t quite match up with your scruffy-looking terrier or rowdy Jack Russell. So, you can’t always judge a book by its cover, but the type of dog certainly may reveal who the person is within, or what they aspire to be."

Works Both Ways

Drawing conclusions based on dogs does not work only one way.Matthys points out that a man may discern something about a woman because she dresses her pooch.

"While many women will contend that they simply enjoy putting a cute coat on their dog, many men will view that woman as high maintenance," she said.

"Now, not every man will be scared off by that. But, to many men, that screams that the woman will spend, spend, spend their money and that they prefer designer brands over generic.

"Matthys said it could also mean that the woman wants a baby.She added that while the dog may say something about the owner, a dog can also be the "best source of judgment" when dating.

Let Dog Sniff Out Dates

She said if you are looking for love, a dog may be able to sniff out a good date.

"Even though dogs have 220 million smell receptors to our 5 million, I’m not talking literally sniff(ing) you a good date, but trust your dog’s instincts," she said. "Look for the receptiveness of your dog being comfortable around your potential date."

Matthys added that the presence of a dog can make an environment more fun for dog lovers.

"So take your dog with you everywhere you can in order to meet people and pause when in view of a potential date to make yourself available for small talk," she said.

She added that if a dog owner berates or speaks down to a dog, this provides insight on how he may speak to humans as well.


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KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; dogs; whataboutuscatpeople
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This could make for a fun thread: If "dogs may tell much about a man", could they also tell much about a Freeper?
1 posted on 03/13/2012 3:44:21 PM PDT by Altariel
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Apollo Kagogi

2 posted on 03/13/2012 3:47:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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bump for later...........(interesting).....


3 posted on 03/13/2012 3:48:01 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: Altariel

What about those allergic to dogs?


4 posted on 03/13/2012 3:48:30 PM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What breed is Apollo?


5 posted on 03/13/2012 3:48:30 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

If it’s 90 percent of freepers, you’re not going to know the breed of the dog because it’s too busy ripping your throat out.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 3:49:03 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Altariel
"Even though dogs have 220 million smell receptors to our 5 million, I’m not talking literally sniff(ing) you a good date, but trust your dog’s instincts," she said. "Look for the receptiveness of your dog being comfortable around your potential date."

My dog Hope has a prefect record on her judgement of people. If she don't like you there's a reason even if us humans can't see it.
7 posted on 03/13/2012 3:49:34 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Altariel
Jack Chi (Half Jack Russell, half Chihuahua). BTW, Kagogi means “dog meat” in Hangul (Korean) LOL
8 posted on 03/13/2012 3:50:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Altariel
Dogs may tell much about a man.

Could the same be true for cats?

9 posted on 03/13/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Altariel

I think the Weekly World News did this first.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 3:51:36 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Raising Public Awareness" means "I'm a scoundrel selling snake oil.")
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To: wastedyears; Slings and Arrows

They are victims of a cat-organized plot to discourage dog ownership and dog-human companionship.

I’m sure Slings and Arrows would agree.

:-)


11 posted on 03/13/2012 3:52:24 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel; Chet 99

It is threads like this that make me miss ol’ Chet99.

I’m pinging his sarcophagus anyway, just for history’s sake...


12 posted on 03/13/2012 3:52:34 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Altariel

I had a mutt, picked the runt of the litter because we felt sorry for the poor guy. I haven’t got one today, because I live in an apartment and I’m at work all day long, so I guess you’ll have to judge me by that.

I think most of the article is pseudo-science, and probably not to be relied on, however I will say the part about women dressing up dogs is accurate as to how I view those ladies. They are either using them for a fashion accessory or a baby replacement. The baby replacement angle doesn’t mean they necessarily want a baby, though; they might be committed to staying single and childless, but they still want something to mother. Same goes for a woman with a lot of cats, especially if she is north of 30 and single.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 3:52:34 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Awwww, how cute!


14 posted on 03/13/2012 3:52:38 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Kartographer

You’re dog would like me.

I’m covered in peanut butter.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 3:52:42 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I think the members of the doggie ping list would enjoy reading this.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 3:53:39 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Fiji Hill

Cats are unreliable judges of character, since they don’r really like any of us, they just tolerate us (for now).


17 posted on 03/13/2012 3:54:29 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Jonty30

>>If it’s 90 percent of freepers, you’re not going to know the breed of the dog because it’s too busy ripping your throat out.<<

Or posting using your name... On the Internet no one knows you are a dog, ya know.


18 posted on 03/13/2012 3:54:31 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Altariel

A dog will not live long enough to tell anything about a Muslim man!


19 posted on 03/13/2012 3:54:37 PM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: Kartographer

“If she don’t like you there’s a reason even if us humans can’t see it.”

My Gf has a Shih Tzu and the problem is the dog likes everybody..especially the ones who eat in front of the dog.


20 posted on 03/13/2012 3:55:41 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Altariel

My dogs know enough to keep their mouth shut.


21 posted on 03/13/2012 3:56:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Fiji Hill
Every dog I've ever known objects to such a notion.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 3:56:57 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Boogieman

>>Cats are unreliable judges of character, since they don’r really like any of us, they just tolerate us (for now).<<

Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.


23 posted on 03/13/2012 3:57:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Boogieman
"I haven’t got one today, because I live in an apartment and I’m at work all day long, so I guess you’ll have to judge me by that."

No judgement here. I'm also in an apartment and most of them are more willing to allow a cat/cats rather than dog/dogs.....which is why I have 2 cats (had 3 until last December).

I love both dog and cat. If I had my own home, I'd have both cats and dogs.

24 posted on 03/13/2012 3:58:24 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Jonty30
No Hope doesn't like peanut butter. I tried using it to get her to take her pills years ago she just turned up her nose and walked away. Now boiled rice and chicken would work!
25 posted on 03/13/2012 3:58:36 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Altariel

Seaman Anoreth with Ash, the best dog in history.

26 posted on 03/13/2012 4:00:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh, good Lord. Pat.)
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To: max americana

For no logical reason, outside of media hype, my ex mother in law hated my beautiful lovable Rottie....and my dog knew it.

The dog did every physical thing possible to annoy that old witch. God , I love my dog.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 4:00:48 PM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: NoGrayZone; Altariel

He knows “daddy” will give him “grillers” (treats) whereas “mommy” isn’t quite as generous...


28 posted on 03/13/2012 4:00:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Altariel

Had to put mine to sleep. Hope that doesn’t tell much.


29 posted on 03/13/2012 4:01:08 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Altariel
Dogs may tell much about a man

That may be true, but never listen to the sheep, THEY LIE!!!

30 posted on 03/13/2012 4:01:26 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Altariel

31 posted on 03/13/2012 4:02:04 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: Altariel

At the moment we have three rescue dogs: a german shepherd/bloodhound mix, a basset hound, and a long-haired, I don’t know what, although she most resembles a brindle-colored border collie. All three had very difficult childhoods, with history of abandonment, but have adjusted well.


32 posted on 03/13/2012 4:03:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wastedyears

http://softcoatedwheatenterrier.homestead.com/

The Wheaten is originally from Ireland, stands 17-19” high at the shoulder, is intelligent, has a happy disposition, and is great with children. These dogs are considered hypoallergenic because they shed very little. (To be hypoallergenic is to have a decreased tendency to cause allergies. Hypo means less, not none. Hypoallergenic dog breeds will still produce allergens, but because of their coat type, will typically produce less than others. Hypoallergenic dog breeds, are those breeds that are considered the most suitable for those who suffer from allergies. Though they do produce dander, the amount is so small that very few people experience allergy symptoms when in contact with these breeds.)


33 posted on 03/13/2012 4:04:26 PM PDT by tumblindice ( Thank you Big Bro' for our new, happy lives)
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To: Altariel

OK my dog is smallish, with indeterminate parentage. The only things big about him are his ears, his bark, and his heart. No one comes near the house without him raising a ruckus. He is small, but he would defend my home with his life, I believe. He was a throwaway to another relative; he is a much-loved and valued family member to me.


34 posted on 03/13/2012 4:05:23 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: sillsfan

I had a Rott back in high school and it was the best dog I had. Protected my little sis once against 2 pit bulls, and the PB’s backed down.


35 posted on 03/13/2012 4:09:11 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Altariel
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36 posted on 03/13/2012 4:09:21 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Altariel
The other woman in my husband's life

We fight over who gets to sleep next him.


37 posted on 03/13/2012 4:09:26 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Altariel
My little Joejoey.

Beautiful frame courtesy of JoeProBono


38 posted on 03/13/2012 4:09:46 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bigredkitty1

39 posted on 03/13/2012 4:09:56 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Altariel
One lab-thing mix and one gray-spotted-tabby-thing-mix. They both have their virtues, most notably that they seem to genuinely like people and other animals, and they follow each other around all day and keep company while I'm gone.

They also have vices. Barfy will "tell" on the cat, "Monk", when he's doing something bad - actually come get me and "wroo wroo: at me - so Barfy is a narc. And Monk, well, he sometimes does bad things involving shredding.

Still better than 90% of the humans I know.

40 posted on 03/13/2012 4:10:48 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Altariel
My little Joejoey.

Beautiful frame courtesy of JoeProBono


41 posted on 03/13/2012 4:12:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sirius Lee
Monk, well, he sometimes does bad things involving shredding.

It could be worse. Our greyhound, Ash, and Bengal-mix cat, Jake, are partners in shredding, as well as in food-snatching.

42 posted on 03/13/2012 4:14:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh, good Lord. Pat.)
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To: EGPWS

What a beautiful dog. Malamute?


43 posted on 03/13/2012 4:14:35 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Tax-chick

Pet conspiracy is sharper than a serpent’s tooth.


44 posted on 03/13/2012 4:15:58 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Altariel
People say I am like this with animals. I miss my BullMastiff.
45 posted on 03/13/2012 4:16:30 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Tax-chick

What breed(s) was (is?) Ash?


46 posted on 03/13/2012 4:18:27 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Sirius Lee

When a big dog and a subtle cat are in cahoots, nothing is safe.


47 posted on 03/13/2012 4:18:36 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh, good Lord. Pat.)
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To: trisham
Bowser is lovin him some spring.

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48 posted on 03/13/2012 4:18:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Altariel
That's silly, my grandmother gave me the best advice ever. She said "You never really know anyone, because anyone can put on an act (or buy a dog), only way to get a good idea of who a person is, will be by getting to know their family, and how they treat their mother and sisters.

My husband doesn't like animals but is a good spouse, even better father, and takes care of his parents as if they were his babies. Abuelita was right.

49 posted on 03/13/2012 4:19:16 PM PDT by mgist
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Husky.

His name is Parker and believe it or not he is a saved soul from "Mushers" a canine rescue organization. : D

50 posted on 03/13/2012 4:19:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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