If the Top Canadian Universities Were Dogs, Here's What They Would Be
Author: Kailey Guillemin
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Ever wonder what type of dog the top Canadian universities would be based on their reputation? We did…

Every dog has a personality, whether it be based on their breed, or that’s just who they are. Take my dog for example (Boston Terrier x Pug). She’s wild, crazy, loyal, stubborn, and so dang cute all wrapped into 20 pounds. She has specific quirks to her that make her unique. You could take all those traits and describe a person. So, why not compare them to a university?

As you decide which university to attend in the fall, why not consider their dog type? Based off of Maclean’s ratings of Canada’s top universities by reputation, and what Urban Dictionary says about them, we compared seven universities to their four-legged furry counterpart.

University of Toronto

Golden Retriever:

  • - Quite popular amongst families, the prize procession.
  • - Breeds intelligent puppies to continue the family line.
  • - Works really hard and follows the rules.

Photo by wombatza

University of Waterloo

Pit Bull:

  • - Perceived as being one thing when in reality, it is much more.
  • - Has lots to offer but is overshadowed by others.
  • - Can be tough and outsmart you when needed.

Photo by fastfun23

University of British Columbia


  • - Everyone thinks you’re a hippie.
  • - However, you keep on smiling knowing you’re actually pretty awesome.
  • - You have a lot more to offer than what meets the eye.

Photo by Ana Fuentes

McGill University

Shiba Inu:

  • - Smart, popular, everything is going for you.
  • - Everyone loves you, but for some reason can’t quite make it as the favourite.
  • - Will scream for attention if needed.

Photo by quan_tum

University of Alberta

Australian Shepherd:

  • - Known for producing top athletes, but is also quite intelligent.
  • - Is willing to put in the work, even if the rewards are small.
  • - But just wants to run.

Photo by torstensimon

McMaster University

Labrador Retriever:

  • - Super cool, everyone loves you.
  • - However, has a few characteristics not everyone loves and tries to hide.
  • - All around, can’t complain about life.

Photo by sarayuth3390

University of Western Ontario

Jack Russel Terrier:

  • - Can go all day, all night, and into the next day without stopping.
  • - Quite smart, but really wants to run around and have fun.
  • - Not always the top choice, but still totally worth it.

Photo by whyframestudio

About author:
Kailey Guillemin

Kailey graduated with a degree in Journalism and Religious Studies from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Now she lives a double life in Manitoba – writer by day and dance teacher by night. When she’s not at her computer, you’ll find her curled up with a glass of red wine and knitting, or obsessively taking photos of her puppy.🐶🐾

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