How similar are you and your pet?

Posted by Argos. May 9th 2014.

From an animal as small as a hamster to something as large as a Great Dane, animals (just like humans) come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They also display an array of temperaments and the type you choose can say a lot about your personality. So, how similar are you and your pet?

how similar are you and your pet - A pair of Bulldogs


Bulldogs tend to boast a persistent and determined temperament, whilst their owners are often playful and love a good laugh. Despite this, they can be stubborn at times. Although they may appear intimidating, Bulldogs are extremely gentle and loving creatures. They’re also very logical and as such their owners will often possess a similar trait.

Feathered friends

Individuals who own parrots may find that the way they talk changes over time and in certain cases, their voice may become more parrot-like and they may even bob their heads when talking!


Those who keep lizards will find that when they are calm, their animals offer the same characteristic. Whilst when they are full of energy, their pets will pick up on this and will instantly begin to show more vigour.

how similar are you and your pet - Young woman and cat


People who own cats may find that such a creature becomes their partner in crime, especially if they owned the animal prior to moving in with a partner. From ensuring a space on the sofa, to playfully harassing your partner, a cat will pick up on a number of your traits.

Those who keep cats may find that they are more of a homely individual and enjoy many of life’s simple luxuries, such as a warm bed, a good meal and a relaxing atmosphere.

Labradors and Golden Retrievers

Those who choose to invest in either one of these dog breeds tend to put their families first. Both Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers make exceptional family pets, as they are both good natured and friendly. People who own either of these breeds are often extremely sociable, lovable and honest, which is just as well, as Labs and Golden Retrievers are renowned for their love of the outdoors and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Poodles, Chihuahuas and toy breeds

Just like the above, owners of these particular breeds tend to possess a sincere, loyal and fun loving persona. Those who own Poodles, Chihuahuas and toy breeds will often take a great deal of pride in their appearance and as such, their homes will often be of an extremely ordered and high standard. The smaller toy breeds make for great travel companions, as they are less boisterous in comparison to larger, more playful breeds.

Only time will tell

Certain studies suggest that pets and their owners become more alike over time. From dog owners and cat lovers to reptile keepers, many will openly state that they share many of their pet’s traits. Such traits may include their independence, intelligence and happiness.

When it comes to determining how alike you and your pet are, the simple answer is that only time will tell …

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