Build a Dream Home and We'll Reveal Your Ideal Dog Breed

By: Zoe Samuel

Build a Dream Home and We'll Reveal Your Ideal Dog Breed
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About This Quiz

What would a dream home be without a dog, but a dream gone bad? Indeed, it would be a veritable nightmare, a hellscape of good taste, the perfect amount of space, a sterling location, ideal yard or garden, and exquisite decor - all completely bereft of any soul whatsoever. 

Sure, a dog will muck up your house by putting hair everywhere, chewing things up, tracking mud across your floors, crapping in your garden, and knocking your valuables off shelves, but they'll add far more than they take aware. Dogs will make your house a place that is safe, friendly, and full of love. They are also very good at being a burglar alarm.

That's why it's so much fun to imagine your dream home with your dream dog right there in it. One way to identify the latter is to dwell on the former. If you like a lot of space and a farmhouse, you need a different sort of pooch at your side than if your dream home is a sleek urban penthouse with no outdoor space and only 800 square feet of space. Let's build that home and then we'll figure out who will be sharing it with you!

Where would you build your dream home?
The countryside.
The trendiest neighborhood in town.
A little village.
The hinterlands.

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What style of architecture would your home be?
Georgian.
Spare and contemporary.
Cozy. Thatched roof.
Western ranch type of architecture.

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What sort of moldings would you like for your hallways?
Very ornate crown moldings.
None, like a hospital.
Modest little moldings, nothing complicated.
Painted, busy moldings.

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How many bedrooms would you home have?
4
3
1
2

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What kind of sculptures would you have in your house?
Alabaster figures.
Welded steel sculptures.
Little glass animals.
Abstract stone piles.

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How many floors would your home be?
4
1
2
3

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What kind of photographs would you hang?
Pictures of the area around my home from a century ago.
Machine parts.
Family pictures.
Natural wonders.

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What outbuildings would it have?
A coach house.
None.
Just a little shed.
A power station.

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How remote would your home be?
90 minutes outside of any major city.
It would be in the middle of the city.
It would be in a charming satellite village.
It would be as far from a major city as possible.

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How high tech would your bedroom be?
Just an alarm clock.
Every smart device for the bedroom will be in there. All of them.
Just a stand for my phone.
It would have a smart TV and a phone stand.

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What would your master bathroom be like?
Old looking fixtures, and no electrical outlets.
A huge black cube.
A cozy little bathroom with tiles and a large bath.
All green technology.

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What would your primary entertaining space be?
My drawing room.
My games room.
My kitchen.
Outside.

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What style of interior design would you like?
Lots of little moldings and details.
Clean lines, like a Tesla factory.
Warm colors and soft textures.
Stone and stucco.

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What sort of bed would you like for the master bedroom?
A four-poster bed.
A waterbed suspended from the ceiling by chains.
A captain's bed.
An army cot.

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What do you put in your home's game room?
A pool table.
A video game console.
A pinball machine.
A dart board.

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What kind of pool would you like?
One set up for laps.
An infinity pool.
Just a hot tub, please.
A lake.

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What sort of entertainment system can your family room not do without?
A television.
A smart TV.
A radio.
A fireplace.

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What sort of paintings would you hang?
Impressionist paintings.
Abstract contemporary paintings.
Paintings of dogs.
Paintings of horses.

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What part of the house would you use for long term storage?
The attic.
The garage.
The basement.
I'd use an outbuilding.

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How would you set up your kitchen?
Most cooking on an island.
No gas appliances!
I need an Aga.
Just give me a decent breakfast bar.

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What sort of safe would you have installed?
A silver vault.
A whole room.
A little safe for jewelry.
A gun safe.

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What kind of light fixtures would you like?
Standing lamps.
Hidden recessed lighting.
Table lamps.
Wall sconces.

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What kind of window treatments would you like?
Curtains.
Blinds.
Blackout curtains.
Shutters.

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What quirk would you like for your home?
A cupola.
No right angles.
It should be on a street with a funny name.
It should be camouflaged from the air.

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How many square feet would you like your home to be?
5,000
7,000
2,000
10,000

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What kind of windows would you like for your home?
Old fashioned looking ones.
Windows with built-in e-ink to work like blinds.
Stained glass.
Ones with solar panels built in.

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What sort of light switches would you like?
Metal toggles.
Smart switches.
Regular light switches.
Dimmers.

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What kind of bar would you have?
Lush, leather, like something from the 1920s.
Brushed steel and smoked glass.
Hidden in a book case.
None at all.

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What kind of couch would you have in your family room?
Comfortable, I don't care what it looks like.
White leather.
I don't care as long as it has a doily.
Something that can withstand decades of abuse.

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How many people must your dining room seat?
12
11
7
30

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