Build a House From the Ground Up and We'll Guess What Dog Breed You Should Own

By: Zoe Samuel

Build a House From the Ground Up and We'll Guess What Dog Breed You Should Own
Image: Pixabay by Andrea91s

About This Quiz

Building your own house is a dream that many people share but that only some of us ever get to fulfill. After all, it's a massive and pricey undertaking, and it takes a year or more to pull it off. You have to hire plenty of people and then answer the question of whether to oversee the project yourself or bring in an expert. Either way, there will inevitably be surprises along the way, and generally speaking, these surprises will be incredibly expensive and challenging. There will be project bloat, disappointments and compromises.

Still, just because it's difficult doesn't mean it's not possible—and if you can't really do it, you can still learn a lot about your goals and preferred lifestyle by imagining it. If you do build such a home—whether in your head or in the real world—it wouldn't be right to forget to share it with the ideal canine companion. After all, a dog is what makes a house a home! You have to find the right dog for your lifestyle, and since you've already tailored your home to your perfect specifications, matching the dog to the residence guarantees the perfect pooch for you. Let's figure out what dog belongs in your dream house with you!

Where will you build your house?
Farmland
City
Mountains
Suburbs

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How many bedrooms will it have?
5
1
3
8

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What is it made of?
Wood and brick
Glass and steel
Big logs
Fancy stone

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What style of house is it?
Arts and crafts
Loft
Ranch
Suburban

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How many bathrooms will there be?
3
1
1.5
4

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Will there be a boot room downstairs?
Yes, please.
There won't be a room for that, no.
Yes, and multiple places to put boots any time you come in.
No, that is what the back door is for.

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What room will be set up for the dog or dogs to sleep in it?
Study
My bed
Boot room
Kitchen

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Who will live there with you?
Family
Just me
Animals
My boo

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Will you oversee the building yourself?
I might do.
No, I'll hire someone.
Definitely, and I'll be the builder too!
I will hire someone, then constantly show up anyway.

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What sort of outdoor space will you have?
Garden
Balcony
Wilderness
Yard

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What sort of parking will there be?
Big driveway
Underground lot
Just put your car wherever, I guess
Garage for two

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Will you have a porch?
Yes, a nice big one with a place to take off your boots.
Nope
Yes, all the way around!
Maybe

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How about an outside kennel or dog run?
Nah, my doggo lives inside with me!
Absolutely not, my dog sleeps in my bed
Yes, a big nice one
Maybe just in case!

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Will you have a fence around the property?
Of course; that's only responsible
Nope
Yes, but I won't need it much.
No, that's not in line with the area's aesthetic.

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How will you heat the house?
Solar
Whatever the building has
Geothermal
Gas

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What will the view include?
Woods
City
Mountains
The 'burbs

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Will there be French doors anywhere?
Yes, leading to the garden
Yes, leading to the balcony
No, that just lets all the heat out
Yes, multiple sets

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What will the stairs be like?
It will have regular carpeted stairs like most houses.
It will be an apartment.
It will be all one level like a ranch house, with steps to the porch.
It will have a grand curving stair.

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Will you have any marble floors?
Heck no, that's tacky!
Yes! Everywhere!
No, that's a waste of money.
Just in the foyer

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What will the total square footage be?
2,500
Under 1,200
Over 3,000
About 1,800

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Will there be an open fireplace?
Of course!
Nope!
More of a hearth, actually
Maybe a fake one

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Will there be a lot of built-in storage?
Yes, everywhere I can put it.
Storage is a low priority for me.
Yes, as well as many pegs and hooks and furniture.
No, it will be all done with nice furniture.

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Will there be a patio or deck?
Yes, a patio
There will be a small balcony.
No, just the outdoors
There will be a deck.

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Will there be a reading nook?
I hope so!
The whole house will be such a nook.
I doubt it.
Maybe a little one

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Will you have a finished basement?
Of course; it will be a den.
There won't be a basement.
No, it will be for storage.
Yes, for parties

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Will the house have any outbuildings?
Yes, a studio for me
Nope
Yes, mulitple barns
Yes, a shed

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Will the house be designed to be easy to clean?
Not really, but I don't mind!
No, it will not have that in mind.
Yeah, generally
I don't know how to design for that.

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Will you have a coat closet, or pegs?
Pegs everywhere!
Just a small closet
Both
A big closet

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Will it be open plan or have a separate kitchen?
Separate kitchen, but with an arch instead of a door
Kitchenette only
Totally separate kitchen
Open-plan kitchen and living room

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What kind of oven will you install?
Aga
I don't know. I don't cook.
Sub-Zero
Bosch

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