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Surprise! I’m a Labrador Retriever. What are you?

June 2, 2010 - Amy Hanna-Eckenrode

Okay, so it’s 4pm on the day after Memorial Day. I admit I am having a wee bit of trouble motivating myself to start one of the many projects on my desk. I thought a quick review of a few of my favorite pet websites might spark some creative juices when’s “What Dog Breed are You?” Quiz caught my eye. Yeah, I’ve been lured by these quizzes in the past but decided perhaps now might be a good time to play.

How surprising to learn that I’m a Lab! Not (smile). Actually, these personality quizzes are quite fun and usually capture your quirks quite accurately… if you’re truthful.

So, as a Labrador Retriever
I’m “The Caretaker”

Your family is what makes you tick, and you never "flea" from an opportunity to hang out with the whole gang. A family picnic complete with hot dogs, deviled eggs and a refreshing swim in the lake is hard for you to stray from. Your sparky temperament and dogged intelligence mean you are not only a blast to hang out with, but great to work with as well. Your close pals appreciate your patience and forgiveness, knowing you'd rather let sleeping dogs lie than dwell on the mishaps of the past. Your dashing good looks may one day lead to a modeling career, if only you can tame the unfortunate clumsiness that sometimes causes you to go flailing from the catwalk.

FAMOUS LABRADOR RETRIEVERS: Bill Cosby, Jackie Onassis, Dr. Phil, David Beckham

LIKELY PROFESSIONS: Doctor, Sales Executive, Teacher

You can invite friends to take the quiz so you can compare traits and you can even retake the quiz again, I guess, if you don’t like what breed you were the first time…?

There is a link that takes you to a page to learn more about the actual breed.

Okay, so there were a few traits that I don’t share with my kindred breed. Unlike a Lab I don’t have much of an otter-like tail, nor do I like to hunt or fish, and rarely am I ready for a jog around the neighborhood, a strenuous hike or an endless game of fetch. I am not naturally patient and I must admit I can be quite whiny and sulky unlike a Lab.

HOWEVER, like a Lab I am a fun-loving, animated, free-spirited, easygoing pal. I’m patient with children and people-oriented. I have an alert instinct and an excellent sense of smell and tend to be more friendly than aggressive. I play well with children and other dogs. I like to be involved in family occasions, joining social gatherings in an easygoing way, and am pretty good about sharing and respecting space.

I tend to get bored when left alone indoors for too long. This can lead to listlessness from all the unspent energy and lack of attention. (I don’t usually get destructive though)

Okay, your turn! It's a short quiz. Come on, tell me what breed are you?!

Email: "Surprise! I’m a Labrador Retriever. What are you?"



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