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What Dog Breed Is Right For Your Family?

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What Dog Breed Is Right For Your Family?

This quiz helps you to determine which type of dog would make a good match for you and your family. There are so many different dog breeds; find out which one is right for you. Take this quiz and adopt a puppy today!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Pick the answer the best describes you or your family's level of activity.
    • A. 

      Very Active

    • B. 

      Moderately Active

    • C. 

      Somewhat Active

    • D. 

      Not Active At All

    • E. 

      I'm not active but the children are very active

    • F. 

      I live alone and there are no children in my home. I enjoy a nice walk but nothing to extreme

  • 2. 
    Please choose the answer that best describes your home.
    • A. 

      Apartment

    • B. 

      Town home with yard

    • C. 

      House with yard

    • D. 

      House with large yard

    • E. 

      We live on a farm

  • 3. 
    Are there children in the home?
    • A. 

      Yes under age 6

    • B. 

      Yes between the ages of 7 - 12

    • C. 

      Yes over the age of 12

    • D. 

      No I live alone

    • E. 

      No but we often have children vistiors

  • 4. 
    Pick the answer that best describes the size dog you prefer the most
    • A. 

      Yes under 10lbs but still needs to be a great family dog

    • B. 

      Anything under 20lbs that does well with all members of the family

    • C. 

      Doesn't matter any size is fine as long as suits me and my family

    • D. 

      I like very large breeds that also make great family dogs

    • E. 

      I need a guard dog who doesn't get too big in size

    • F. 

      I live alone and would like to find a small dog under 10lbs

    • G. 

      I live alone and love big dogs

  • 5. 
    How watchful should a dog be?
    • A. 

      I prefer quiet dogs even if someone comes to the door

    • B. 

      Its nice to be notified when someone arrives but a bark or two is enough

    • C. 

      Warning barking is great when there is a wagging tail behind it

    • D. 

      I think a dog should protect the home and the family

    • E. 

      Since I live alone it would be nice to have a watch dog but I prefer having a small dog

  • 6. 
    Are there other pets in the home?
    • A. 

      Yes dogs and cats

    • B. 

      Dogs only

    • C. 

      Cats only

    • D. 

      No

  • 7. 
    How often do you have visitors in your home?
    • A. 

      All the time but only adult visitors

    • B. 

      The kids and their friends are constantly running in and out of the house

    • C. 

      Only during the holidays and/or special occasions such as birthdays

    • D. 

      Very seldom

    • E. 

      Never

  • 8. 
    What best describes you, or you and your family on a Saturday afternoon?
    • A. 

      Out and about there's so much to do and so little time.

    • B. 

      Around the house, either cleaning or fixing something.

    • C. 

      Around the house but active playing a game or swimming in the pool.

    • D. 

      Watching TV and relaxing.

  • 9. 
    Would you like a dog that is best suited for a child who is moderately active or very active?
    • A. 

      I don't have children

    • B. 

      My child is moderately active

    • C. 

      I have a very active child who would love to have a dog to play with

    • D. 

      My kid is usually at home watching TV or playing video games but would sure like to see him/her have a dog companion

  • 10. 
    Which of these activities sounds most like something you would enjoy?
    • A. 

      A good game of fetch in the back yard

    • B. 

      Dog agility competitions

    • C. 

      Dog freestyle competitions (lots of neat tricks with a highly trainable dog)

    • D. 

      Disc competitions or just Frisbee play

    • E. 

      None of these

    • F. 

      Lying on the couch with my dog watching a movie

  • 11. 
    What sort of security would you prefer a dog to have?
    • A. 

      A great family dog but still a wonderful watchdog

    • B. 

      A guard dog I want a dog to give me a strong sense of security

    • C. 

      I don't need a dog for security purposes that's what the security alarm is for

    • D. 

      I like the thought of having a dog who would protect us but most of these dogs are too large

  • 12. 
    Which of these settings sounds most appealing to you?
    • A. 

      A condo overlooking the busy city

    • B. 

      A home in a suburban neighborhood with great neighbors and a lot of children

    • C. 

      A ranch home on a large farm

    • D. 

      A retirement community with a private golf course

    • E. 

      A home in a rural area not too far from a big city

  • 13. 
    How do you feel about dogs used for therapy?
    • A. 

      I think its great but I'm not in need of a therapy dog

    • B. 

      I'm not personally in need of a therapy dog however I like the idea of owning a therapy dog

    • C. 

      I think its wonderful and would love to find a therapy dog for my child

    • D. 

      I think its wonderful and would love to find a therapy dog for myself

    • E. 

      I have no feelings on this subject

  • 14. 
    How much time do you have to put into grooming or do you mind the extra expense?
    • A. 

      Its okay, however much time and expense is needed

    • B. 

      I think a visit to the groomer 4 times a year is plenty

    • C. 

      I think 2 visits a year to the groomer would be enough

    • D. 

      I wouldn't use a groomer, a quick bath with the water hose outside works great.

  • 15. 
    What type of hunting trip would you consider taking your dog along?
    • A. 

      I don't hunt.

    • B. 

      Big game hunting.

    • C. 

      Duck and geese hunting has always interested me.

    • D. 

      I'm an avid hunter and need a good hunting dog.

    • E. 

      I don't necessarily want a hunting dog but it would be nice if we had a dog capable but the dog would be primarily a family dog.

    • F. 

      I would love to have a dog to take with me hunting who also enjoys playing with the kids or taking a walk with the wife.

  • 16. 
    How do you feel about barking?
    • A. 

      I don't mind barking at all

    • B. 

      I don't usually mind barking but some dogs just don't stop and that drives me crazy

    • C. 

      I don't mind as long as its not constant

    • D. 

      I don't like barking at all it would be nice to find a dog who only barks if someone is at the door or something like that

    • E. 

      I don't like barking at all

  • 17. 
    Would your dog's friend accompany you on outings?
    • A. 

      Yes, I would take my dog everywhere with me right on my lap.

    • B. 

      There are not too many places that I go where dogs would be allowed.

    • C. 

      Maybe on family vacations but not around town.

  • 18. 
    What do you think a dog's outlook on strangers should be?  
    • A. 

      More people to pet me; I love people.

    • B. 

      Strangers around my family. Let me make sure they're OK with them, then only they're OK with me!

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