A popular saying is, "I want to be the person my dog thinks I am." Dogs think the very best of us. In their eyes, every day is wonderful just because we woke up and fed them breakfast.
Dogs come in many different sizes, from miniature Chihuahuas to Irish wolfhounds. And they come in many different shapes, from wiener dogs to Afghans, they all have in common personality traits and characteristics we love. It wasn't by accident that the dogs have taken on some of our most cherished traits such as being cuddly, loyal, friendly or high-energy. This came about through tens of thousands of years of man domesticating wolf pups until they turned into obedient and huggable family pets.
It's understandable how this happened. One major reason domestication succeeded was because it worked within the confines of wolf behavior. Humans easily took the place of the "highest ranking wolf," thus the rest of the pack quickly became obedient. Then, as tamer wolves were more likely to survive and thrive by co-habituating with people, evolution naturally reproduced tamer and tamer wolves, until eventually, we got our perfect pooch. After all that time, we have a huge variety of dogs that seem to understand our every need and facial expression. Find out which personality trait you share with your canine companion by taking the quiz right now.