Your Dog’s Personality,You And Finding Compatibility

dog temperamentAll dog temperaments are different and understanding your dog’s personality is key to a happy and harmonious relationship between you. This is one of the most important factors when looking for a suitable canine companion, but strangely, is often something that people give little heed to.

You are choosing the right dog for your lifestyle, and out there somewhere is a dog that will match perfectly the general mood and outlook of your day-to-day life. Some breeds love playing and rolling around with noisy children, some are more aloof,  preferring the quiet sanctity of one or two owners.

Some dogs will happily doze through the chaos of your household’s daily existence, while highly strung nervous dogs can be driven crazy by herds of galumphing children charging around the house.



Certain types of general dog temperament can be described with some measure of accuracy across broad groups of dog breeds: Terriers for example are feisty, tenacious and scrappy, while sporting dog breeds are often generalised as friendly, biddable and fun-loving.

There is room for manoeuvre within these descriptions, as Greyhounds or Whippets can be wonderfully warm and loving despite being considered aloof sight hounds. Some personalities are harder to gauge, crossbreeds or mutts may have temperaments that are derived from a far wider heritage pool than pure breeds and cannot be easily discerned without spending time with the animal.

Bitches often have gentler personalities than their male counterparts and can be easier to train, with less likelihood of wandering. Males on the other hand tend to be more headstrong and territorial, requiring a firmer hand from their owner, though in some breeds there is little difference of personality at all among males and females.

Neutering can be the answer for some problem dog traits, some owners however believe neutering can adversely affect your dog’s character leading them to become more docile and less protective, which is good if you have children and bad if you want a guard dog.

When thinking about the right dog for you, think about your own lifestyle and understand what sort of temperament in a dog you think, will best suit.  The more you can include your dog into that lifestyle, the more harmonious that your partnership is going to be.

Most dog behavioral problems occur when a dog’s owner is unable or unwilling to fulfil the personal needsdog-personalities of a particular dog. The best dog breed for you, won’t be the best dog breed for your neighbour.


All dogs require regular exercise and activity, however some dogs require much more than others. A lot of bad dog behaviour such as chewing, excessive digging or barking is a result of bored under stimulated dogs. Choosing A Dog Made Easy will do everything it can to help you research the right dog temperament to best suit your needs.  Be sure to check out our comprehensive breed database or our section on best breeds for.. To give you a flavour of the sheer variety doggy temperaments and character traits out there.











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