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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.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; dogs; whataboutuscatpeople
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To: sillsfan

I love your dog, too. Grief, that’s funny.


51 posted on 03/13/2012 4:20:04 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Altariel

Stay away from women with dufus theory’s.


52 posted on 03/13/2012 4:20:13 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Altariel

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.


53 posted on 03/13/2012 4:21:02 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh, good Lord. Pat.)
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To: Altariel

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.


54 posted on 03/13/2012 4:22:25 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: cripplecreek

Great pics! Such a handsome boy! How old is he there?


55 posted on 03/13/2012 4:37:39 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: trisham
I took those over the last couple of days. He's 4 years old. He's the world's happiest dog.

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56 posted on 03/13/2012 4:44:12 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: cripplecreek

Pure awesomeness.


57 posted on 03/13/2012 4:46:46 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: All

Gorgeous and adorable-—all of them! Can’t single one out.


58 posted on 03/13/2012 4:56:31 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Altariel
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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.

59 posted on 03/13/2012 5:01:11 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Altariel
Harley


60 posted on 03/13/2012 5:05:54 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Altariel

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.


61 posted on 03/13/2012 5:20:05 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Altariel; All

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.


62 posted on 03/13/2012 5:22:26 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: SunTzuWu
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63 posted on 03/13/2012 5:28:32 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: maine yankee

I’m so sorry. It’s hard to say good-bye to our fur babies.


64 posted on 03/13/2012 5:29:39 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: maine yankee

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.


65 posted on 03/13/2012 5:31:51 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: bigredkitty1

66 posted on 03/13/2012 6:11:47 PM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: maine yankee

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.


67 posted on 03/13/2012 6:48:01 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Altariel
Here's my guy @ six months old. He is absolutely the best dog that I have ever been around. He does amazing things. I would come out way ahead if anyone judged me, by him.


68 posted on 03/13/2012 7:25:45 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: Errant
Fortunately, i am completely immune to the effects of brown doggy eyes.

Absolutely immune.

Unquestionably immune.

Undeniably immune.

What a pretty doggie. Who's a pretty doggie? You are! You are!

69 posted on 03/13/2012 7:45:28 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: maine yankee

I’m so sorry to hear that. I know how painful it is to lose a good dog.


70 posted on 03/13/2012 7:54:26 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: sillsfan
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71 posted on 03/13/2012 7:56:49 PM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Altariel; Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
They are victims of a cat-organized plot to discourage dog ownership and dog-human companionship.

I’m sure Slings and Arrows would agree.

Bah. Caninist propaganda.

[This isn't technically a kitty ping, but I figured some of y'all would want to comment.]


72 posted on 03/13/2012 8:12:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: maine yankee

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.


73 posted on 03/13/2012 8:51:09 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Altariel
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Rowdy kills for pleasure. He is Mutt x 100. Actually, I shot the pig, he tells his gf that he did. I would post a pic of Kiowa, but for security reasons I cannot. She is badass, legend; and will tear your throat out. Damn ole bitch that she is. A guy can't even point a finger at her without it being bitten off... Dangerous, evil, crazy dog...
74 posted on 03/13/2012 9:15:02 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO)
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To: waterhill

That pig was about 300 lbs. Rowd is only about 95.


75 posted on 03/13/2012 9:24:44 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO)
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To: cripplecreek

If we could convert the energy of Jack Russell Terriers into oil, the price of gas would be .25 cents a gallon.

:-)


76 posted on 03/13/2012 11:40:01 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: SaraJohnson
I would still stick with the human to human interaction as a guidepost in observing a lover.

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.

77 posted on 03/13/2012 11:47:17 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Altariel
I need to get a dog again. A lab.
78 posted on 03/13/2012 11:54:02 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Altariel
You should see him beg. Now it's anytime he wants something.

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...

:)

79 posted on 03/14/2012 2:53:03 AM PDT by Errant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


80 posted on 03/14/2012 3:59:00 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
This isn't technically a kitty ping, but I figured some of y'all would want to comment.

Nah...not me..

81 posted on 03/14/2012 8:08:18 AM PDT by Fawn (Anyone but OBOZO!!!!)
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To: Tax-chick

Go greyhounds!


82 posted on 03/14/2012 8:29:52 AM PDT by greyhoundlady
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To: cripplecreek

Great pics! What a smile! :)


83 posted on 03/14/2012 10:59:35 AM 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: maine yankee

I’m very sorry.


84 posted on 03/14/2012 11:04:06 AM 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: Libloather

What it says is that you cared more about your friend, than yourself...hopefully.


85 posted on 03/14/2012 7:33:08 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

86 posted on 03/14/2012 7:37:38 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Altariel
This is Peanut a 15 pound Min-Pin.


My other dog is:

1) Another Min-Pin
2) Another Min-Pin
3) Pomeranian
4) Coon Hound
5) Pit / Red Heeler mix

What does this say about me?

Further, what does it say about my wife?

87 posted on 03/14/2012 7:48:49 PM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: maine yankee

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.


88 posted on 03/14/2012 8:01:01 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Eaker

We have 4 Cavaliers and a Golden Retriever.


89 posted on 03/14/2012 8:06:07 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: maine yankee

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.


90 posted on 03/15/2012 2:56:35 PM PDT by LSAggie
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To: SunTzuWu
OMG...Buddy's face looks EXACTLY like my late black lab, Abby. I had to put her down last October.

Thanks for the photo!

91 posted on 03/15/2012 7:46:08 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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