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Old 04-13-2009, 11:57 PM
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This is something I've been thinking about since a conversation with Renee the other day where I told her she was the human equivalent of a Fila: protective of her family and wary of strangers. Since she owns a Fila the description seems fitting but I'm wondering if owners tend to be like their dogs or if they just happen to be owners that fit their chosen breed. Like, I could see Zoom as an Aussie in another life and Lizmo as a BC but I don't know if I'd say every member is like their pet so much as a compliment to their existing temperament...

Does that make any sense at all? I guess the question here is whether you guys think that breeds fit (good) owners because the dogs and people are alike or because the two compliment each other?
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:11 AM
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I am nothing like my paps at all, really. They're active, social butterflies and I'm just... not. I'm the kind of person to not have a small group of friends, they're everyone's instant best friend. My dogs want to meet every stranger in their path. Summer is svelt and sleek and fit and I'm not. I like to think we're all fairly smart, though. I think we fit well because we're different.

Of any dogs, I was closest in personality to Nikki. I think if I were a dog, a sheltie would actually fit nicely... Moderate activity, relatively smart, not so keen on strangers, but very loyal and outgoing with my close friends. I also talk a LOT.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:19 AM
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haha I have been told soo many times that I'm just like Boomer lol.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:23 AM
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I've often thought that many of our members have similar personalities to our breeds . . . Take our Terrier people for example, lol! Tenacious, ready to go to ground and dig anything out, totally unafraid of confrontation but after it's over they're affable, rarely any personal grudges . . .

Zoom is totally an Aussie, lol!

I've always thought Sizzle and Ilsa were a lot alike. And Red is a perfect match with her dogs

And yah, I'm afraid I've a lot more character traits in common with Kharma than with Bimmer, although the two of them do have many common qualities -- Bimmer's basically "nicer" though. Kharma, as we all know, can be a bit of a bitch from time to time. Bimmer's who I wish I was in many ways. Kharma's who I am in reality.

I'll never be as happy or spontaneous by nature or circumstance as Tallulah.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:29 AM
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I've thought this quite often, actually.

I'll take it as a compliment that I'm an Aussie.

Although if you believe those online "what dog are you" I'm actually a Chihuahua.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:30 AM
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I've thought this quite often, actually.

I'll take it as a compliment that I'm an Aussie.
You should. Even got the Aussie butt.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:40 AM
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You should. Even got the Aussie butt.
I'm not quite sure how to take that...
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:54 AM
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You have a naturally tail-free behind?

Seems that most people do have a breed they relate to directly even though another (Like Laur with paps) may be their pet breed at the moment. I like it, next I'm going to find pictures of each breed that remind me specifically of each member I'm starting with Renee and Zoom lol! It's not fair to do Sizzle if she's like Ilsa, she's got pictures of her dog-incarnate else already.

hmmm.... Renee watching her flock, I can't picture her as anything but a brindle:


(Forgive the fact that it's a picture of a brindle MALE lol)

And Zoom is a tie between:





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Old 04-14-2009, 01:05 AM
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Hmmmmmm, that is a good question...

Honestly i would have to ask the people around me...

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Old 04-14-2009, 03:01 AM
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Oh Renee is so totally a fila.

Am I like a sighthound? hmmm....well I am lazy, hard to motivate, have one or two spastic bursts of energy a day, find it nearly impossible to gain weight, and am overly sensitive to criticism.....

Robert says all the time that they are just like me, and that's probably why I like them. To me they are easy to live with, because of the laid back couch potato-ness. We veg out together. It was hard keeping up with the GSDs constant desire for activities and busyness.
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