Dog breeds

Guys You’ll Meet In College As Dog Breeds

*Disclaimer: In no way should this be offensive. This is an opinion piece based on a popular TikTok trend*

TikTok trends are cycled in order to keep users’ views and attention. Tiktok’s are placed in different niches on their FYP (For You Page), but many users may be familiar with videos about the similarities between a man’s personality type and dog breeds. So, expanding on this TikTok trend and the term “Golden Retriever Boy,” we decided to dig into many breeds and the different personalities that appear on a college campus.

Golden retriever:

I may be biased, but Golden Retrievers are the sweetest, best trained, and loveliest breed of dog. Likewise, CU golden retriever boys tend to get along with almost everyone. This rare breed of men are carefree boys who are friends with their teachers, have no problem being lab partners with a stranger, and are fan favorites on mommy weekends. Shout out to the class clown, trouble-free fraternity brothers who, like golden retrievers, never fail to put a smile on my face.


A notoriously energetic dog breed, Labs bring a chaotic energy to any dog ​​park or house party, many love them. The Boulder boys who remind me the most of the labs are the ones who never say no to a challenge. These boys, though hardly ever seen on campus, most often leave their mark on the Instagram Barstool Buffs. They slump on tables, do backflips from rooftops in the winter, practice parkour on the Hill, and most likely get worried phone calls from their mother every week. Lab boys are the only people who can honestly claim to do their own stunts.

German shepherd:

It would make sense to compare police dogs to college men who are big supporters of the military. Like German Shepherds, ROTC boys are bred for loyalty, fighting, and patriotism. Not to be disturbed, these boys are tough, punctual and are hardly ever seen in civilian clothes. Not only can they do more push-ups than any of us, but I heard they were one of the few students allowed to use the high dip at the rec center.

Pit bulls:

Anyone who goes to Boulder knows that a lot of college kids are gym rats. Short of pre-workout, protein powder, and pure testosterone, this breed of men looks a lot like menacing Pitbulls. But make no mistake, these bullheads, just like Pitbulls, have a bad reputation and are usually giant teddy bears.


Every group of college friends has a guy who puts his all into his college experience. Whether a first-generation student, studying for medical school, or simply a school lover, these guys can be compared to Dobermans, who are stereotypically strong-willed. Come on man!


Chihuahuas are small but mighty, much like college kids who go to parties but never go to class. You’ve probably never seen this guy on campus, but don’t be surprised if he shows up on final exam day and makes a huge scene with the professor.

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Yorkies and hype-beast type boys have one thing in common: they care about how they look. College kids that I would call yorkies are gathered together. They wear designer outfits, Virginity Rocks, Off White, and always have cologne. They really make college a fashion show.


When I think of a Dalmatian, I think of the movie One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and I can’t help but associate race with music, art, and fun. So it is probably not surprising that the dalmations too reminds me of the artsy boys on campus. Always dressed for the runway, usually with lots of jewelry and dyed hair, these art guys are super relaxed and seem to get along with everyone. Who wouldn’t want to be friends with a Dalmatian boy?


You may have heard the term “mom friend”, but have you heard of dad friends? These are the types of guys who are down to earth, fans of dad jokes, and can cook a nasty meal if need be. This guy will laugh at you but is also concerned about your well-being. The Sheepdog would probably always be an independent guy and refuse your help, but his stubbornness won’t stop him from being a good helping hand when needed.

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Border Collies and Aussies:

These two breeds can be quite different, but have similar stereotypes as diehard skiers. Aussies and Border Collies have a bit of a lighthearted attitude, but these athletic individuals love to hit the slopes all day. These people may be cold, but if their snow day is canceled, expect to hear some (understandable) ranting as you meet.

French Bulldog:

These guys aren’t hard to miss, especially on dating apps like Tinder or Bumble. French Bulldogs will usually have a certain pickup line in their biography that sounds like “I bet you can’t outsmart me”. These people can be a little eccentric and can try their hand at Mary Jane, but who knows if they actually have a high tolerance!

English Bulldog:

These boys, much like their canine counterparts, are independent. The typical English Bulldog is the kind of guy who only has a rough idea of ​​how to do the laundry because his mom always does hers. This breed is comfortable grocery shopping, but only if it goes in a group or with one of its close friends. You’ve never really seen him cook, but you might not have forgotten about him only surviving on College essentials like Ramen unless he makes it home.

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This particular breed is known for its habit of keeping to itself while maintaining the impression of having extreme social skills. The Pug type gives the impression of being silent, but he is still able to attract and grab the attention of others without even trying. You might find these pugs in a group of medium-sized skaters trying out all sorts of tricks on skateboards. Here at CU, you can find them in the Farrand Field parking lot.

Wiener Dog:

These dogs may be short in stature, but that doesn’t mean these types of guys are the short kings. The wiener dog is most definitely gentle and friendly, but he is a fantastic listener. He may very well be your lab partner in class who showed up once, but you’ll never remember his name. Although he doesn’t know his name, you both work well on projects, and he seems to know pretty much what he’s doing.


Alright, you might already have the stereotype of huskies in your head. But, the husky guy loves to hurtle down the slopes on his snowboard and is most definitely a howler when he’s descending as fast as possible. These guys can’t get enough of the snow and make sure to bundle up as much as you can. We don’t really know where they find the energy to snowboard all day and have endless conversation, but they keep going.

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This specific race is said to be the brotherhood’s legacy, and no one can convince me otherwise. Poodles walk around campus flaunting the fact that they were favored by fraternities simply by the fact that their family member belonged to that specific fraternity when they were in college. They can always have a backwards baseball cap with a polo shirt, and if you’re lucky you can see them coming back from the golf club with their golf bags slung over their shoulders. These guys might be nice, but it will take time to get to know them personally once they conform to the fraternity culture.

College can be an intimidating mix of all types of people, but if you think of campus as one huge dog park and the boys as different breeds of dogs, class can be more fun. What is your favorite breed of boy?