Dog owners sometimes have a knack for picking pups that mirror their personalities — and even their looks. Is it any surprise that Paris Hilton has Chihuahuas? Or that cute ‘n’ cuddly teen stars Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber adopted a cute ‘n’ cuddly Husky mix puppy?
But sometimes celebrities throw you a curve ball. Here are a couple of stars who surprised us with their choice of canine companions:
Kristen Stewart: Now that Breaking Dawn Part 1 is out, we all know that (spoiler alert!) Bella is legally on Team Edward. So we were a bit shocked to hear that in real life, Kristen is more of a Team Jacob kinda girl. The actress’s mother actually raises wolf-dog hybrids, and Kristen has a special kinship with the oldest male, Jack. She told David Letterman about the not-so-vicious pup, “He’s really sweet. He, like, falls at my feet.”
Angelina Jolie: Angie strikes us as more of a cat person — sleek and refined — than one who would choose a slobbering dog, but then again, she has six children. Drool is probably the least of her cleanliness problems. Still, we were surprised to learn that a Bulldog named Jacques is part of the Pitt-Jolie clan. Fat, wrinkly and lovable? Not exactly the words that come to mind when we think of Angelina, but we understand why she loves Jacques!
Jessica Biel: You’d think a pretty actress dating a pretty ex-boy bander (Justin Timberlake) would be the mother of a sweet Golden Retriever or fluffy Maltese, right? Not Jess! This gal hangs with her Pit Bull, Tina. Pit Bulls have a reputation as an aggressive breed, but the rap is largely unjustified, as their temperament is primarily a product of their environment. With Tina’s cushy lifestyle and loving mom, we imagine she’s a perfect Pit Bull stereotype-buster.