As I clicking around yesterday, I found a list of the best breeds for each astrological sign. If you can get past the idea that all of humanity can be dumped into just twelve categories, based on the month in which they were born, can you get past the idea that all people born in a certain month will all be suited to the same dog?
- Aquarius – Siberian Husky
- Pisces – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Aries – Labrador Retriever
- Taurus – German Shepherd
- Gemini – American Pit Bull Terrier
- Cancer – Old English Sheep Dog
- Leo – Border Collie
- Virgo – Dachshund
- Libra – Bernese Mountain Dog
- Scorpio – Rhodesian Ridgeback
- Sagittarius – French Bulldog
Even if you CAN get past both these problems, this list is seriously flawed. First off, it’s missing the best two dogs on the planet – the Irish Setter and the Samoyed. I’m guessing that a few other baboons will think there are others missing – English setters, terriers, bassets. My mother would absolutely dispute the choice for her sign – only the Golden Retriever would make her list. Then there’s the problem of all the fabulous dogs whose pedigrees are unknown.
For me, I’m not sure the Border Collie represents me well. Although I certainly like to keep busy, I don’t think of myself as particularly driven and pandemic has made it clear that I have big-time couch potato tendencies.
Do you think there’s a perfect pet to match your personality?