Boston Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Scottish Terrier Top Dog Traits: As a social person he wants a breed that is friendly, outgoing and good with animals and people-just like him. This feisty and clever dog has a mind of its own. Think small dog, big attitude.
Man's Best Friend: A dog that is scrappy, bold, imaginative will be a man's best friend. Think of the Cairn as "Toto" in The Wizard of Oz and "Eddie" in Frasier. A high-energy pet who will not be skittish during a ball game is great. Terriers, a confident canine clown, will inject laughter into his life during the best and worst of times.
What It Means To You: "This is the guy who doesn't mind chaos and noise, so if you like things calm, this isn't the guy for you. However, if you like lots of friends and family around-and children-then you'll have a great time," insists Masini.
Chihuahua, Chinese Cres ted, Maltese, Pomeranian, Pug Top Dog Traits: Six to twenty pounds of cute, toy dogs can and do win the hearts of dog men. Toy dogs are affectionate, smart and love learning new tricks. These little dogs are a perfect fit for guys who crave a loving partner on their turf-apartment, at work, boat or plane.
Man's Best Friend: He is an indoor hermit, with one hand on the remote control and the other hand in a bag of doggie treats. Funny-faced dogs like the Pug and Chinese Crested have a quirky appearance. Everybody will notice him, points out Coren. His dog will be a great icebreaker.
What It Means To You: "This kind of guy is unique, self-sufficient and he'll want to be with someone equally unique and understanding of problems as obstacles-not road blocks. In romance, expect cute cuddles and admirable affection.
Akita, Boxer, Doberman, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky Top Dog Traits: This intelligent dog man is drawn to the intelligent canine. Dogs like the physically strong Huskies are well-known for their macho jobs as sled dogs. Large, powerful, protective and strong-willed are irresistible male traits.
Man's Best Friend: An indoor/outdoor worker adores the working dog because it is compatible with his lifestyle. The image of the working dog is power. Both dog and man will attract female attention. "He's got these great-looking dogs because he cares about how he looks."
What It Means To You: The working dog man will care about how you look 24/7, too. He will want you to be an equal partner who can work hard, play hard, too. Indeed, great expectations of a woman are expected of the working dog man.
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Don't dump him if he's a pound-dog lover, but pace yourself.
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Ever wonder what your cat says about you? Chances are, that fearless friend, chatty companion, clever kitty, or playful puss is a purr-fect animal sign of your real female self.