We surveyed 130 animal breeders to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Animal breeders are realistic and investigative

Animal breeders tend to be predominantly realistic individuals, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project. They also tend to be investigative, which means that they are quite inquisitive and curious people that often like to spend time alone with their thoughts.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be an animal breeder. However, if you are social, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average animal breeder break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of animal breeders are conscientiousness and extraversion

Animal breeders score highly on conscientiousness, which means that they are methodical, reliable, and generally plan out things in advance. They also tend to be high on the measure of extraversion, meaning that they rely on external stimuli to be happy, such as people or exciting surroundings.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average animal breeder: