The joke that pets look like their owners (or vice-versa, depending on your point of view) is an old one.
The idea that a pet’s temperament reflect’s the owner’s personality probably is equally old. Wes Anderson summed this up perfectly in Best in Show.
An article published recently on Forbes.com takes a deeper look at what your dog says about you. My favorite part of the article involves big, tough dogs.
When I see a macho tough guy with a big, un-neutered, poorly socialized dog, I usually think that the owner must be trying to make up for some shortcoming.
It turns out I’m not the only one. Click the link to read the whole article.