says about a person's intelligence and creativity. A study carried out by the Bath Spa University (and no, this is not a school where you go to learn to bathe or soak) that compared breed choice with how a person ranks in five personality dimensions found that people who own toy dogs (like Paris and her Chi, and Isaac and his Pom) score higher than other owners in intelligence and...uh...did I mention I don't own a toy dog? Hold on, I'll remember what I was saying in a sec...oh yeah...creativity. Higher intelligence and creativity than
the rest of us.
I'm not going to let it bother me. And according to the study, that should be predicted. We hound owners have
the highest emotional stability. That's what the study says.
Toy and Gundog owners are the most agreeable. Oh, yeah, sure, hmpf, I beg to differ!
Pastoral and Utility dog owners are the most extroverted. I would comment more on this but I don't want to be in your face.
Utility dog owners are the most consscensus. Conscietious. Isn't that close enough? OK, OK,
conscientious. Most conscientious.
The study was conducted in England at The Kennel Club's Discover Dogs event. Last year the same group found that dog owners were generally more agreeable than non-dog-owners, and that people can match dogs with owners based on appearance only with high degree of accuracy.
I wonder if the study designers own toy dogs. I wonder if they will win a Nobel prize. Or at least a little statue of a toy dog.
I wonder if these findings fit with your perceptions...I'll get back to you with mine...
Meanwhile, I may go buy one of those little doggy purses. Carry it around so people will think I'm...uh...what was that word? Oh, yeah, smart.