They’re always there when we need them. They make us feel better after a long day. Even when life is unpredictable, we can count on them to be waiting, patient and obedient.

In many ways, our vehicles and our dogs aren’t all that different. For both, there are many models (or breeds) to choose from, each that fills a unique need – some that are rugged and strong, and others that are fun and peppy. Both can truly be our best friend.

We spent some time imagining what the canine doppelgangers would be for a few Ford models.

FIESTA

The Fiesta is fun, spunky and full of life. It’s compact, but packs a big punch into a little package. Couple that with great fuel efficiency and stylish looks, the Fiesta brings more attitude than meets the eye. The verdict? Chihuahua.

F-150

The F-150 is the working truck that has helped build cities, roads, homes and factories across Canada. It is reliable, stalwart and strong. In a word: tough. Built Tough. It doesn’t complain, it performs – 1,483 kg of payload worth* of performance. Pair that with luxury touches and rugged good looks, the F-150’s canine equivalent is: the St. Bernard.

MUSTANG

The Mustang is a bit trickier. It is fast and agile, but powerful. Its “bark,” a legendary engine roar. While engineered for pure exhilaration, the Mustang is also an icon of history and style. With timeless good looks and pulse-raising performance, finding its equivalent isn’t easy. Our choice? Boxer.

ESCAPE

The Escape is an incredibly versatile vehicle – big enough to fit a group of friends, powerful enough to tow a boat** to the lake, while being agile enough to maneuver the streets of suburbs and streets across the country. In many ways, it is the vehicle for everyone. With this versatility, paired with its elegant but sporty styling, leads us to one conclusion: Labrador Retriever.

 

* – Maximum payload of the 2016 Regular Cab F-150, when properly equipped.

** – A maximum 1,587 kg of towing with the Class II Towing Package.