Turn on your TV and you are sure to see something you’ve witnessed from every media source: dog stereotypes.
Sure, there are some dog breed stereotypes that are more prominent than others, but you might be surprised to know just how many of these preconceived notions are solely formed by television shows and movies.
Are these stereotypes always accurate, or do they always have any research and findings backing them? Of course not!
The real truth about different dog breeds may even come as a shock to you, but it is important to know the truth behind a breed, whether you are looking to adopt or just broaden your understanding of a man’s best friend.
In TV and movies, for example dogs stereotypes paint Doberman Pinschers as scary bad guys, bulldogs as sweet dummies and German shepherds as heroes.
The truth behind dog stereotypes
Dobermans: Appearances can be deceiving and while the breed is often characterized by its alertness and courage, it is also known for being very obedient and affectionate.
Bulldogs: The dogs are smart, courageous and easy-going. Bulldogs are very trainable and obedient.
German shepherds: This is one stereotype TV got right. German shepherds live to serve and are fiercely loyal to their masters.
DirectStarTV has created an informative guide to help de-bunk some of the dog “myths."
Click here to explore the dog stereotypes guide to distinguish between dog breed fact and fiction!