Scientific Evidence Shows That Chihuahuas Can Develop Personality Traits Similar to Their Owners Over Time

Research from Michigan State University reveals that dogs' personalities can change over time, just like humans. The study found that spending extra time with pets and taking them on long walks can shape their personalities. The researchers surveyed more than 1,600 dog owners of various breeds to evaluate the dogs' personalities and behavioral history. They also found a correlation between the owners' personalities and those of their dogs, with extroverted humans rating their dogs as more excitable and active. The research highlights the power that humans have in shaping a dog's personality.