I once read the book Ceasar's Way (an interesting account by Ceasar Millan), and came across something he said which I partially disagreed with. He stated that dogs do not have a personality, but owners thrust one upon them. I agree that as he was explaining, accesories such as cute collars and pretty pink bedding do not define a dog, let alone depict their characteristics, but I strongly believe that each dog has an individual personality.
I owned a rambunctious boxer pup, who had the oddest quirks and strongest personality I've ever seen, and could see in her characteristics the same attitude I can see in any human.
I am strongly against personification in pets, but I do think that each dog has a visible personality. Am I the only one who feels this way?