Dogs. You cannot move for them. They are absolutely everywhere and whether in the handbag of a celebrity, rounding up cattle, destroying your shoes or pulling a chilly Canadian through the tundra, they play a big part in most cultures on earth. We've come a long way since the days of yore when wolves busied themselves scaring our forebears - now we're firmly in charge of our pooches. Through selective breeding, dogs now come in a mind-boggling range of shapes and sizes. On top of the obvious physical differences, this canine diversity has left us with breeds that exhibit certain personality traits - from aloof, independent sorts to excitable pack animals. So with all this choice - which breed you choose says a lot about who you are and what you like doing. It's a science, people.
What Your Dog Says About You covers 50 of the most popular dog breeds - and explains how choosing a particular breed reflects on the owner's personality.
Liam Ryan is a Melbourne-based comedian, writer and owner of ridiculous hair. He has gigged across Australia as a standup, improvisor and as part of award-winning sketch trio WATSON. His comedy has been featured on ABC TV, Nova and ABC radio, and he writes regularly for SBS Comedy. He was recently featured in Best Australian Comedy Writing (Affirm Press) and previously edited the humour book Dammit Science: Where's My Hoverboard (Hardie Grant).