Just like kids may take on the personalities of their parents, a new survey suggests pet owners believe the same applies to their furbabies.
A new survey finds:
- 80% of people believe their pet has a “very distinct” personality, while 55% insist they have the same personality as their pets.
- The most common personality trait pet owners say their dog exhibits is being smart (62%), followed by:
- Curious (42%)
- Funny (38%)
- Anxious (30%)
- Easily-frightened (26%)
- Fussy (24%)
- Goofy (23%)
- Annoying (20%)
- Weird (20%)
- Self-centered (15%)
But the personality a dog is showing an owner may not be the whole story.
- In fact, 57% of pet owners say their pet behaves differently if they think they aren’t being watched.
- Owners, though, think they are pretty intuitive when it comes to their pets, with 76% insisting they can always tell what their pet is thinking just by the look on its face.