In many ways, the dogs people adopt say a lot about them. For example, an active person might enjoy doing agility with an on-the-go border collie or hiking with a muscular Labrador while someone who is outgoing and cheerful might be attracted to the always-happy golden retriever.
The same concept applies to people and their vehicles. Most people tend to choose cars, trucks and SUVs based on their features as well as their overall vibe and style. For instance, a mom who has scads of kids, soccer gear and strollers to haul around will probably select an SUV or van while an active surfer may prefer the convenience of a pickup truck.
In a perfect world, your beloved dog and trusty vehicle deliver the same message about you. Here are some combos to consider:
Poodles and Sports Cars
Poodle parents tend to be classy, smart and sophisticated people. They prefer fine wine over beer, Picasso over paint-by-numbers and classic sports cars over a generic sedan. Poodles also tend to have a look-at-me quality to them, and they thoroughly enjoy it when others fawn over them. If you share your home with a poodle, a classic sports car is an ideal way to transport your beloved dog to the beauty parlor and dog shows. Plus, it gives you a chance to show off, too.
Saint Bernards and SUVs
Saint Bernards are well-known for their size, rugged looks and dependable personalities — adjectives that also describe SUVs. If you live in a colder area of the country and love to take your big boy out hiking in the snow, an SUV has plenty of cargo space for your dog and your gear. The one caveat to this perfect combo is climate; if you live in a warmer part of the country like Florida, you might want to switch from an SUV to a Jeep Wrangler. Unlike SUVs, Jeeps have a removable top and enough room for your huge pooch.
Border Collies and Hybrids
People who drive hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius tend to be passionate about the Earth and reducing their carbon footprint. Border collies are known as the world’s smartest breed, so they seem like a natural fit for this intelligent choice in vehicles. If border collies could talk, they would probably share their concern for the environment as well as their appreciation for saving money on gas. Plus, who doesn’t love getting to drive in the HOV lane at all times?
Pugs and Beetles
Sometimes called clown dogs, pugs are adorable pups that are playful, funny and quirky. They love to snuggle and are very friendly. Plus, who can resist the classic head tilt they make every time you talk to them? To match their cute smushed faces, a Volkswagon Beetle is the perfect car combo for your pug. These cars are adorable, compact and hip. If you love hanging out on the patio of your favorite local restaurant with your dog or curling up with a good book, this combo is for you.