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    Why are Dogs Similar to Their Owners?

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    We don’t even notice, but every day we compare someone’s looks to a dog’s. There is always some truth in such comparisons. 

     

    The Causes of the Dog Owner Similarity

     

    Evidence suggests that the dog is identified in the master's behavior, that is, the dog is none other than the owner exterior self-image. This happens because of the master’s choice of a dog that will meet this role or because of the mutual interaction. The owner often regards the dog as a person, more than an animal. 

     

    Do outsiders see the similarity between the dog and his owner?

     

    Another study was performed; 70 volunteers had to assign 41 photos of dog owners to 3 popular breed options: Labrador, Poodle and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The volunteers had no dogs. The association of more than half of the cases was successful, and the random choice of one in three had chance of matching, that is, only 30%. However, the results indicate that we assign certain types of people to specific breeds on the basis of stereotypes.The volunteers that participated in the investigation matched some specific personalities of dog owners to each breed. The researchers found no correlation between the personality of dog owners and the dog’s breed, so the similarity is only superficial. 

     

    Dog Thoughts

     

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    If you think that the dogs cannot count, try it out! Take three dog biscuits in your pocket, and only give him two! - Pastor Phil

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