The Doggone Truth: Dogs Are Furry People!


By: Linda Lee

Consider this: We’ve all heard the old cliche that people look like their dogs, but would you be surprised to find out that people and their dogs tend to socialize, eat, and learn new skills in very similar ways, too?

Natural Balance Pet Foods conducted a survey of 1,015 U.S. dog parents on “pup personality.” What they found is doggone fascinating!

DOGS ARE FURRY PEOPLE

*93% believe their dogs smile
*90% of dog parents believe their dogs worry
*79% believe their dogs feel embarrassment

LIKE HUMAN, LIKE DOGGIE

*66% of extroverted people also have extroverted dogs
* 64% of people who seek the spotlight also have attention-loving dogs
*Dog parents who are choosy eaters are 3x more likely to have a choosy dog

YOU COMPLETE ME

*79% of dog parents say their dog actively attempts to comfort them
*55% say their dog looks at them with loving eyes
*52% say their dog senses when they are sad

OTHER NOTABLE INSIGHTS INCLUDE:

*49% of dogs love getting pet by new people
*72% of dogs that do tricks have parents who are also lifelong learners

For a fun infographic that presents these findings — along with a ‘pup quiz’ to determine your dog’s personality type —click HERE to read more at Natural Balance Doggy Personality

 

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