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


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Stanley Coren


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


by Stanley Coren

ISBN:  9780684855028

Publisher:  Free Press

Publication Year:  1998

Format:  Trade Paperback

Pages:  308

From the back cover:

“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 behaviour 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.

Stanley Coren is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia and the author of seven books, including The Intelligence of Dogs, How Dogs Think, and How to Speak Dog.

“Coren’s newest work…may rank as dogs’ best friend literary friend – every.” ~ Ranny Green, The Seattle Times

“All dog lovers should read Why We Love the Dogs We Do, and humane societies and breeders should adopt it as their bible.” – Elizabeth Abbott, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Additional information

Weight .3 kg
Dimensions 21.5 × 13.9 × 2.2 cm

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