Why We Love the Dogs We Do: How to Find the Dog That Matches Your Personality (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 25, 2000 - Pets - 320 pages
15 Reviews
A Dog's Best Friend

In Why We Love the Dogs We Do, Stanley Coren provides a foolproof guide to understanding which dog will make the best lifetime companion. He brings together his expertise in the fields of human psychology and animal behavior to provide a completely new approach to the dog/human relationship.

Working with a team of animal experts, Coren has identified seven groups of dogs based on characteristics such as friendliness, protectiveness, independence, and steadiness. Each group contains dogs from different breeds that share similar personality traits -- a unique departure from the familiar American Kennel Club breed groups. Perhaps even more fascinating are the results of Dr. Coren's extensive work matching human personality types with canine characteristics. Using his personality tests, anyone can determine which dog is the right match and which dog is almost certain to cause heartbreak.

Rich in anecdotes and grounded in scientific study, Why We Love the Dogs We Do offers us the tools we need to find happiness in what can be among the most satisfying relationships of a lifetime.
  

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Review: Why We Love the Dogs We Do: How to Find the Dog That Matches Your Personality

User Review  - Mavis Jones - Goodreads

Bought this book several years ago and thought it was great. Considering the dogs I have had in the past, it was dead on in why I thought they were great or why I couldn't wait to get rid of them as ... Read full review

Review: Why We Love the Dogs We Do: How to Find the Dog That Matches Your Personality

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

While I did not agree with all of the dog suggestions, I really liked the chapters talking about celebrities and dog types, and the new style of categorizing dogs by personality. Read full review

Contents

Loving and Hating Dogs
1
Can You Love Dogs and Still Love People?
17
The Image Dogs Create
28
Do You Look Like Your Dog?
44
A Personality Primer
56
A New Dog Classification Method
66
Measuring Your Personality
81
Dogs for Extroverted and Introverted People
93
Dogs for Trusting and Controlling People
123
Dogs for Warm and Cool People
141
One Size Fits All
154
No Dogs at All
172
The Cat People
187
Putting It All Together
200
The Right and the Wrong Dog
216
How the Statistics Were Done for This Book
279

Dogsfor Dominant and NotSoDominant People
109

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About the author (2000)

Stanley Coren an international authority on sidedness, is professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Born to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog (2010), among other books.

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