How like us are the dogs we pick? A research report from the University of California compared dogs and their owners. It found that when we select a purebred (not a mutt), we pick a dog like us. There is no predicting which traits are similar (could be physical or personality), except for friendliness, which tends to be more consistently similar.
I thought that was fascinating, so I looked up greyhounds. I almost got a greyhound—I was a week away, but I ended up getting a guy instead.
Aren’t they beautiful? In personality, I am totally a greyhound. I am reserved with strangers, but loyal and affectionate with those I know well. I love to be active, and yet I also love to cuddle.
If you were a purebred dog, which breed would you be? And which breed would your main character be?