Different dog breeds have unique personalities. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, also known as the MBTI, can help you determine what personality traits different breeds may have. It is important to note that the majority of dogs are not pure bred, so DNA testing can be done to determine what breeds your dog originated from. This can help you determine what their personality may be like or what traits they have. Here are a few of the top dog breeds in the United States and some of the traits related to their personality.
A Labrador Retriever ranks as an ISFJ on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. They are known for being kind, loyal, gentle and trusting. They have a very protective nature about them with loving, even-tempered personalities. This is one of the reasons why a Labrador Retriever is one of the top dog breeds in the U.S. If you have kids or need a kind and loyal dog, this dog breed is ideal for you.
A golden retriever is given an ESFJ ranking. These dogs are smart, easy-to-train, loving and very protective over their owner. These dogs are also confident, which again, is perfect for training, as they are not worried about failing. If you are looking for a dog that you can train to play fetch, frisbee or to jog with, a golden retriever may be a great option for you.
A Bulldog has an ISTP Myers-Briggs Type Indicator rating. This type of dog is relatively independent and laid-back. They require little maintenance, entertain themselves and are pretty relaxed. They don't need or want a lot of activity or interaction. This is perfect for owner's who are busy or want a low-maintenance dog.
Poodles are said to be one of the smartest dog breeds in the world. This is because they are fast learners but also highly instinctual. Because of this, they have been given an ESFP MBTI rating. These dogs are active, alert, intellectual and love to be the center of attention. And given their good looks and natural flair, they stand out in a crowd. If you love being the center of attention, the poodle may match your love of the spotlight.
A Siberian Husky has been given an INFJ MBTI rating for many reasons. This dog is smart, intuitive, independent, cool and composed. However, at the same time, they are fiercely protective of their owners and the people they love. If you want a dog who can do their own thing, but be there when you need them, the Siberian Husky may be a perfect match for you.
If you want to learn more about the personality type of your dog, a DNA test can help you figure out your dog's mix. Park Hills Animal Hospital provides veterinary care, emergency care, grooming, boarding services and DNA tests. Contact us today to schedule a DNA test for your dog or any other of the veterinarian services we provide. Stay tuned for part 2 of our series to learn more about dog personality traits!