5 words to describe your dog

Here’s a little challenge for today: Can you describe your dog (or dogs) in five words?

My answers are below, but I’d love to read five words about your dogs in the comments. I bet there will be a big, wide range of personalities!


  • patient
  • stalwart
  • tenderhearted
  • goofy
  • confident


  • silly
  • brilliant
  • insecure
  • gentle
  • cuddle-bug


  • smarty-pants
  • snuggler
  • playful
  • mischievous
  • joyful

How about you? What five words describe your dog? I can’t wait to read everyone’s answers!


  1. says

    This is fun –

    Drusilla – Adored, smart alec, loving, lean (she does the Dru Lean into you), alert

    Spike – Adored, special (as in he rides the special bus), goof, bow legged, relaxed

  2. says

    Mayziemom here. How fun! Okay, I’ll play along.

    Ranger – Serious, Velcro, Solid, Thoughtful, Guardian
    Mayzie – Goofy, Sensitive, Playful, Resilient, Joyful

  3. says

    Scout – Cuddly, playful, smart, obedient, friendly
    Sam – Smart, boss, watchful, loyal, old
    And the cats:
    Willy – Smart, calculating, playful, cooperative, independent
    Sibma – Playful, mischievous, sensitive, snuggly, trouble

  4. says

    Zorro – Shy, Helpful, Zany, Dork, Mountain-goat
    Rat – Protector, Noble, Clever, Needy, Resilient
    Airlie – Goofball, Stinker, Bright, Eager, Flexible

  5. says

    This is such an awesome question! It’s going to be hard coming up with just five…

    Shiva – Insane, Stubborn, Fearless, Tough, Hilarious

    I like reading what everyone else has come up with so far. It really does give an interesting depiction of the gamut of dog personalities. They are all so unqiue.

  6. says

    Oh my gosh! I’m loving everyone’s descriptions. It’s amazing how wonderful and different all our dogs are. Keep ’em coming!

  7. Jennifer says

    oh my gosh it’s hard to think of just five so some of my words are not strictly one word…


    mommas boy
    life saver

    beautiful girl
    tippy toe (she has one white toe)

  8. Chantelle says

    Oh fun.

    Puma: Strong, Brave, Guardian, Respectful, Obedient, Loyal.

    Abby: Stubborn, Queen, Grouchy, Mamma’s Girl, Curious.

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