People In Your Life, As Portrayed By Dogs
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People In Your Life, As Portrayed By Dogs

They are man's best friend, after all.

People In Your Life, As Portrayed By Dogs

Have you ever seen a person interact with his or her dog and thought, “Wow. Like parent, like child?"

People say the longer you own a dog, the more you become like him or her. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Either way, sometimes you just see a person and instantly the image of a trembling Chihuahua or overbearing German Shepherd comes to mind.

The list below is a helpful reference for such instances when you really can’t tell who is on the end of the leash.

Disclaimers: The author has no veterinary knowledge of canines. All of the statements made in this article are based on the opinions of said author, even if she has presented them as fact. The below statements are made in jest, not out of judgment.


1. Golden Retriever.

These are the people that are loyal to a fault, but also the friends (or lovers) that follow you around and seem to have a hard time differentiating between their life and yours. Known for: Love. So much of it. Everywhere.

2. Poodle.

The poodle comes in three sizes: standard, miniature and toy. Originally bred for duck and truffle hunting, the poodle is characterized by grace and intelligence. This type of person, therefore, always conducts him or herself in the most proper of manners and frequently displays the best taste in pretty much everything. Known for: excessive hair accessories.

3. Labradoodle.

Similar to the Labrador and the poodle, except the labradoodle has hypoallergenic qualities. This type of person takes joy in fulfilling others’ lives and has the achieved the best qualities from both breeds: loyalty from the Labrador and grace and individuality from the poodle. Known for: carrying hand sanitizer around and offering it to friends before dinner in the city. The person, not the dog.

4. Pit Bull (Bulldog).

Often misunderstood, these types of people have a tough-looking exterior but inside are the biggest softies at heart. They may also be known as “gentle giants.” Known for: Adorable little pink eyeballs. The dog's, not the person's.

5. Chihuahua.

A personal favorite, the Chihuahua is the kind of person who seems to be nervous and fidgety in any situation, and harbors an overall distrust and subtle hatred for everything in life. Known for: Moderate to severe noise levels when distressed. Small dog syndrome (This can refer to both the dog and the person).

6. Pug.

These cute animals also double as cute people. They always have smiles on their faces, may live life on the shorter side, and don’t back down when it punches them in the face. Known for: lots of muscle but little to no skill when it comes to actual athleticism.

7. Greyhound.

Unlike the pug, these dogs are known for their agility and ability to run. This type of person is very active, both in his or her personal or professional life. May be more on the timid and reserved side when it comes to his or her social life. Known for: legs for days.

8. Sheepdog.

We all know this type of person. Good-natured, easy-going and lovable, this person does well as a nanny or “you’re-the-brother-I-never-had” figure. Known for: further ruining Tim Allen’s acting career. Actually, in the original he’s a sheepdog. In the 2006 version, he’s a Bearded Collie. Still didn't do Tim Allen any favors.

9. German Shepherd.

This is the person you wish you had with you in a dark alley, but not the person you want interrogating your date before you go out for the first time. This type of individual is protective until the very end, adept at detecting danger and will always tell you to say no to drugs. Known for: good posture and keen sense of smell. Also for being kind of a narc.

10. Terrier.

These dogs are known for being adorable little monsters, and the people are no different. The human terrier is known for his or her mischievous personality, energy and feistiness. This type of person may be labeled as “sassy” on more than one occasion. Known for: Eating your leftovers and pinning it on somebody else.

11. Husky.

Goofy, dignified, gorgeous – need I go on? This type of person is strikingly beautiful, and makes everyone do a triple-take whenever he or she passes by. Underneath the jaw-dropping façade, however, is just a silly personality that can even make whining look cute. Known for: Accidentally breaking things in the name of fun.

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