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.
I love your dog, too. Grief, that’s funny.
Stay away from women with dufus theory’s.
Ash is a greyhound. That picture doesn’t show the full extent of her long legs! She’s about 9 years old now, so we should have a few more years with her.
I wanted a racing Greyhound when we got a new dog. Well, the daughter was working for a local pastery shop and the manager had an Old English Sheep Dog pair that had pups after several months at the job, we got one of those pups.
Great pics! Such a handsome boy! How old is he there?
Gorgeous and adorable-—all of them! Can’t single one out.
This is Buddy. He is 15 and I've had him since he was 4 months old. One couldn't ask for a more loyal, steadfast, intelligent friend.
In our culture, before the love of animals replaced the love of humans, we used to say that you could tell how your husband would treat you based on how he treated him mom and sisters. Likewise, you could tell if a woman would be trustworthy based on her interaction with the men in her family.
Now we go by the direction of animals. I would still stick with the human to human interaction as a guidepost in observing a lover.
We had to put down our chocalate lab today.
Cara (special friend) was 7 years old, and my father-in-law’s constant companion. Complications from lyme, and kidney failure resulting from toxic flea collars.
We let her go about 2 this afternoon. It was one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do.
Tonight, hug your ‘special friend’, and give her an extra treat. All furry companions are so special.
I’m so sorry. It’s hard to say good-bye to our fur babies.
I am so very sorry.
Vets are warning that Lyme disease will likely be an issue this year for dogs and people. Winter hasn’t had many long cold spells.
It took me 20 years to get another dog.
I will hug my furry family members and count myself fortunate they are still here to occasionally barf on my bedspread and bark at the squirrels. I am so sorry for your loss. Please believe me when I say the pain does lessen after a while; it just takes time.(((BIG HUG)))
You looked like you needed one.
What a pretty doggie. Who's a pretty doggie? You are! You are!
I’m so sorry to hear that. I know how painful it is to lose a good dog.
Bah. Caninist propaganda.
[This isn't technically a kitty ping, but I figured some of y'all would want to comment.]
I am very sorry for your loss. What kind of flea collars actually poisoned her?
What a horrible shame.
Hopefully some day, another very lucky canine will share your life.
That pig was about 300 lbs. Rowd is only about 95.
If we could convert the energy of Jack Russell Terriers into oil, the price of gas would be .25 cents a gallon.
I watch how they treat the hired help. Getting condescending and crappy with people who aren't really, really, asking for it is a definite deal-breaker.
First thing in the morning, he assumes the position and lets me know it's time to go for a walk.
He also likes the ladies...
Back in the sixties when I was an MP in S. Korea the Koreans used to laugh with embarrassed expressions when I called my dog. Her name was “DonQue”. It means “Vulgar Dog” to put it nicely. I should have known better than to name a dog that which I was advised by a smart aleck Korean bartender at the NCO Club. Kim was a good guy, but had been around GI’s too long.
Great pics! What a smile! :)
I’m very sorry.
What it says is that you cared more about your friend, than yourself...hopefully.
My other dog is:
1) Another Min-Pin
2) Another Min-Pin
4) Coon Hound
5) Pit / Red Heeler mix
What does this say about me?
Further, what does it say about my wife?
I’m sorry. I know it’s hard I have been there. I hope you find another family friend soon. She/he won’t replace Cara but will give you joy and comfort in a new way.
We have 4 Cavaliers and a Golden Retriever.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Will be sure and hug my rescue pups (ages 3 and 9) for Cara tonight. We adopted them about 2 months after we put down our English Shepherd and their joy and zest for life brought home how sick our poor Gypsy was. It reinforced how correct our decision to let Gypsy go had been, as hard as it was.
Thanks for the photo!
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