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Your Team Members as Dog Breeds: How Efficient is Your Pack?

Culture 06.11.19

Maybe you’ve heard the old adage that a dog looks like its owner, and vice versa. We’ve taken a step further to show that not only do we resemble certain dog breeds, but we also mimic canine personality traits in the workplace.

Luisa Macer: Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound dog

The Afghan Hound is a dog that had to be made in the image of our marketing specialist, Luisa. This breed is famous for its elegant beauty — as evidenced by the stunning blonde locks shared by both! This pair is free-thinking and independent, making them perfect for leadership. Self-confidence is the name of their game, and while they enjoy a little splash of drama and a glass of rosé, these two can be relied upon to bound fearlessly into the future.

Andy Erk: Border Collie

border collie dog

The American Kennel Club’s first words to describe the Border Collie are a “remarkably bright workaholic.”  Was that written exclusively for our digital marketing analyst, Andy? We think so. Border Collies are renowned for their intelligence — almost too clever for their own good. Without mental stimulation, expect an unhappy duo. Luckily, this pair is hard-working and resourceful, so they can handle high-level responsibility. They won’t rest until their job is done — and done well.

Luz Flores Coronado: Long-haired Dachshund

dachshund dog

Long-haired Dachshunds are known for their gentle natures — just like our client communications specialist, Luz! However, don’t let the sweet demeanor fool you — this pair is bright and exceedingly clever. Originally bred as hunting companions, Long-haired Dachshunds are both loyal and tenacious when they have a task at hand. These two can be independent at times, but they’re experts at working with a team.

Leah Pinney: Vizsla

vizla dog

The Vizla is a dog immediately recognized for its golden pelt and affectionate, friendly energy. The same can be said for our creative design specialist, Leah! This pair is known for a sweet temperament with close friends but also their intense talent when it comes to their work. The Vizsla excels at numerous activities, and Leah is no different. A jack-of-all-trades but a master of all, every team needs this all-star pair.

Amanda Franklin: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

corgi dog

Our marketing manager, Amanda, is a dead ringer for the adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Friendly, playful, and outgoing, we love this pair for their big personalities and sense of humor. Despite the cute exterior, however, the Corgi is a vigilant watchdog and whip-smart — an excellent leader for your team. Fearless when it comes to tackling a goal, this duo can anticipate and avoid potential pitfalls while driving the pack swiftly toward its prey.

Chris Alvarez: Shiba Inu

shiba inu dog

The Japanese have three words to describe this breed’s mental traits: kaani-i (spirited boldness), ryosei (good nature), and soboku (alertness). Combined, these traits make up the interesting, intelligent, and confident temperament of this breed. The Shiba is definitely the spirit animal of our digital engagement specialist, Chris. Clever and affectionate, this duo can cut to the chase in any task while bonding the rest the team.

Daniel Vargas: Basenji


Our web development intern Daniel is a Basenji incarnate. This inquisitive pair is independent, smart, and poised — equally able to studiously edit lines of code or spring into action for a race. Both are endlessly curious, and they easily get bored without complex mental stimulation. Daniel and the Basenji are always at the forefront of all things innovative, keeping your team on its toes and ensuring we all keep improving.

Tori Updike: Shetland Sheepdog


The playful, bright Sheltie and our account marketing intern Tori have more in common than their cute nicknames and easy smiles — this duo has an eager intelligence that pairs well with lots of responsibility. The Sheltie is affectionate and quick to pick up on new things. However, all that energy means you need to keep the workflow rolling, or this pair can get bored fast.

Engaging with your pack has a lot in common with motivating your employees. For instance, properly equipping a team to handle their work leads to success, whether you provide complex training to a Border Collie or ensure an employee has the proper software for their role. Click here to read our post about the best ways to engage your workforce.

Culture 06.11.19