The Star-Herald

What’s your dog’s personality type?

I got a new magazine, “How Dogs Think,” for Christmas and have been reading some really interesting facts.  I have always been interested in anything about dogs; I absolutely love these four-legged creatures.

Dogs have such personalities; each one is different.  Having three of my own, each with different personalities, I found this article very interesting.  I would say that my Husky-Lab mix, when she was younger, was definitely a Renaissance Dog, my Lhasa Apso is the Socialite and my little Yorkie is a Charmer.  Below are the nine different personalities.

Ace: The Aces account for 10 percent of all the dogs.  They are excellent problem-solvers with sharp communication skills.

Einstein: These brainiacs make up approximately 3 percent of all dogs.  They have excellent memories and problem-solving skills. Einstein’s are essentially the “rocket scientists” of the dog world, but they struggle socially.

Stargazer: These account for approximately 8 percent of all dogs.  They are commonly seen as aloof and often struggle both socially and with training.

Charmer:  The Charmer profile accounts for approximately 16 percent of all dogs.  Charmers can be mischievous and are able to read your body language effectively.

Expert: Expert dogs have a strong memory and sharp problem-solving skills; they account for 7 percent of all dogs.  Expert dogs tend to be more independent and rely less on humans.

Maverick:  Approximately 7 percent of all dogs are considered Maverick or very independent problem-solvers.

Socialite:  Socialites are gregarious and interact gracefully with humans.  They account for 22 percent of all dogs. Socialites may not possess excellent problem-solving skills, but they do know how to get what they want from us.

Proto Dog:  Flexible and spontaneous, Proto dogs account for approximately 15 percent of all dogs.

Renaissance Dog:  Renaissance dogs are extremely attentive; they account for approximately 12 percent of all dogs.  They are reliable and possess traits from all the other categories.

Read the above, and discover what personality your canine is.   

If you are looking for a friend for life, feline or canine, check out the Central Aroostook Humane Society at 24 Cross St. in Presque Isle.   We have some wonderful animals looking for loving homes. We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed for lunch 12 to 12:30.  

Please be responsible: spay and neuter your pets

“You cannot share your life with a dog or a cat and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.” (Jane Goodall)

Gail Wieder is a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Aroostook Humane Society.

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