University of Illinois Extension

Dogs' Personalities

Dogs are individuals. Some dogs are great with people. Others tend not to be. It is important to remember that not all dogs of the same breed have the exact same personality. Think about how your personality is different than others in your own family. Dogs are the same way. Consider the type of dog personality that fits best for your family. Do you have lots of friends over? Then maybe a dog with a shy temperament is not the best choice.