Skip to comments.Dogs may tell much about a man
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.
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 youre a gruff-looking guy but a softy on the inside, as evidenced by your fluffy poodle or pampered Yorkshire, and youre perfectly comfortable with your dogs demeanor and secure about your preference.
"Perhaps your refined elegance and business pedigree doesnt quite match up with your scruffy-looking terrier or rowdy Jack Russell. So, you cant 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."
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.
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, Im not talking literally sniff(ing) you a good date, but trust your dogs 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.
bump for later...........(interesting).....
What about those allergic to dogs?
What breed is Apollo?
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.
Could the same be true for cats?
I think the Weekly World News did this first.
They are victims of a cat-organized plot to discourage dog ownership and dog-human companionship.
I’m sure Slings and Arrows would agree.
It is threads like this that make me miss ol’ Chet99.
I’m pinging his sarcophagus anyway, just for history’s sake...
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.
Awwww, how cute!
You’re dog would like me.
I’m covered in peanut butter.
I think the members of the doggie ping list would enjoy reading this.
Cats are unreliable judges of character, since they don’r really like any of us, they just tolerate us (for now).
>>If its 90 percent of freepers, youre not going to know the breed of the dog because its too busy ripping your throat out.<<
Or posting using your name... On the Internet no one knows you are a dog, ya know.
A dog will not live long enough to tell anything about a Muslim man!
“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.
My dogs know enough to keep their mouth shut.
>>Cats are unreliable judges of character, since they donr really like any of us, they just tolerate us (for now).<<
Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.
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.
Seaman Anoreth with Ash, the best dog in history.
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.
He knows “daddy” will give him “grillers” (treats) whereas “mommy” isn’t quite as generous...
Had to put mine to sleep. Hope that doesn’t tell much.
That may be true, but never listen to the sheep, THEY LIE!!!
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.
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.)
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.
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.
We fight over who gets to sleep next him.
My little Joejoey.
Beautiful frame courtesy of JoeProBono
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.
My little Joejoey.
Beautiful frame courtesy of JoeProBono
It could be worse. Our greyhound, Ash, and Bengal-mix cat, Jake, are partners in shredding, as well as in food-snatching.
What a beautiful dog. Malamute?
Pet conspiracy is sharper than a serpent’s tooth.
What breed(s) was (is?) Ash?
When a big dog and a subtle cat are in cahoots, nothing is safe.
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.
His name is Parker and believe it or not he is a saved soul from "Mushers" a canine rescue organization. : D
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