Dominant character

Some of the problems that owners have in relation with their dogs are due to the non adequate conduct of domination – submission you have established with him. Besides other causes, the first, without any doubts is the incorrect selection of the breed.

The family nucleus are mostly females which will choose a breed that is catalogued as low or medium level in these characteristics, not so much for being the women more willing to love and care for the dogs in excess and by the way they understand themselves, but because the way dogs consider a woman (as a female), and the consequences of it, as they may have more love for them but less respect than for a male.

However, the adequate breed for a person or a family group that are energetic and dominant (any of the medium or high levels) won't be the ideal choice for a person with an dark or shallow character (low level breed).

In the same way, the election could be self-defeating for a person or a family group with dominant characters, from an exemplar which is listed in the low level. The cause is no other than the repercussion that this election can provoke.

Undoubtedly, the attitudes a dog can manifest are conditioned not only by breed, age or gender, but also by its human surroundings. This combination can lead the exemplar to present a maturity curve of character greatly sparse with respect to other that live in an adequate family group environment (in relation with his domination level).

Low

  • Basset Hound
  • Pyrenees Mastiff
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Spanish Mastiff
  • Drahthaar
  • De Brie Shepherd
  • Epagneul Breton
  • Scottish Shepherd
  • Golden Retriever
  • Pinscher
  • Labrador
  • Saint Bernard
  • Pomeranian
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Maltese
  • Terranova

Medium

  • Bobtail
  • Terveuren Belgium Shepherd
  • Boxer
  • Burgos Retriever
  • German Braco
  • Catalonian Sheepdogs
  • Bulldog
  • Podenco Ibicenco
  • Bullmastiff
  • Pointer
  • Dalmatian
  • Spanish Hound
  • German Dogo
  • Samoyed
  • Spanish Greyhound
  • English Setter
  • Lhassa Apso
  • Irish Setter
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Shar-Pei
  • German Shepherd
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Groenendael Belgium Shepherd

High

  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Bourdeaux Dogo
  • Beagle
  • Fox Terrier
  • Beauceron
  • Siberian Husky
  • Bull Terrier
  • Pekinese
  • Poodle
  • Rottweiler
  • American Cocker
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Chihuahua
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Chow Chow
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Dachshund
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Doberman

Dog Behaviorist Breed classification Needs of exercise Need for affection Tolerance to children Tolerance to other dogs Dominant character Territorial character Activity Level Obedience education