Can We Guess Where You Grew Up Based on Your Taste in Dogs?

By: Zoe Samuel

Can We Guess Where You Grew Up Based on Your Taste in Dogs?
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About This Quiz

Obviously, all dogs are brilliant. This is simply a known fact that only a quite mad person would dispute. However, not all dogs are equally brilliant in the eyes of every person. We all have a favorite dog or two (typically, our own or the ones we know), followed by a favorite few dog breeds. After that, we have the dog breeds we think are generally great, the ones we think are only great because they're dogs and thus at least a little great, and then the dog breeds we look at and say to ourselves, "I mean, really, just get a cat. You obviously want to. There's nothing wrong with getting a cat! Own it!"

However, which dogs strike our fancy the most is thoroughly based not just by our personality and our family's personal circumstances, but also by the culture in which we grow up. If you're from the chilly wilderness of Alaska, you clearly need and prize different things in dogs than you might if you hail from the densest and vastest urban sprawl on the planet in Shanghai. Likewise, if you live in a small village in England, you think of dogs differently than if you grew up on the savanna in Africa, following your herds with your dogs as your best lieutenants.

Tell us about your loves, preferences, and tastes (no, not the literal kind) when it comes to dogs, and we'll see if we can pinpoint your point of origin!

How big is too big?
No size is too big.
10 lbs.
150 lbs.
100 lbs.

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Should a dog be willing to kill for you?
Sure
No
If absolutely necessary
It should actively want to

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Should a dog have a job?
Yes, probably
No
It's optional but it's nice.
Of course

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Should a dog shed?
Yes, it's cute.
Definitely no
Ideally not too much
I don't mind it at all.

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How many party tricks should a dog be able to do?
One
Three
10
None

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How many overall commands should they know?
10
None
More than 20
15

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Do you love a dog that actually fits on your lap?
Nope!
Yep
I want them to not fit, but do it anyway.
Not really

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What kind of weather should a dog be able to handle?
Very cold
Variable
Very rainy
Very hot

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What should their favorite activity be?
Hiking
Snuggling
Playing
Working

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How much should they eat?
Quite a lot!
As little as possible
All the food
As much as they need and no more

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How long should they live?
10 years
15 years
12 years
Nine years

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Should they be able to go everywhere with you?
Hopefully!
Only if I keep them in a holdall
Not really
Sure

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How many tennis balls should a dog be able to carry?
Four
None
Three
Two

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How much does the pureness of the breed matter?
Not a bit
So, so much
Quite a bit
If the dog does its job, who cares?

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Should a dog be able to compete in a show?
I don't feel strongly about this.
No
Maybe
No, dog shows are dumb.

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How agile should they be?
Fairly
Not much
Very
Extremely

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Who should they love?
Everyone once they get to know them
Only me
Only my family
My family and friends

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What should people think when they see you with your dog?
Don't mess with me.
I am adorable.
I'm a nice person.
I am someone who gets things done.

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Where should your dog like to exercise?
Mountains
Park
Meadow by a river
Plains

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Should your dog be spayed or neutered?
Doubt it
Yes
Probably
Of course not, that means no more dogs!

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How should your dog be groomed?
I will hose them off.
At the groomer
I will brush them.
Who bothers with that?

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What gift will your dog give you?
Dead deer
Poop everywhere!
Dead rabbit
Herding my sheep or goats

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Where should your dog sleep?
In the boot room
In my bed
In the study
In my tent

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On what social media will your dog most commonly appear?
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
None

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How well will your dog get on with dogs it doesn't know?
It will be suspicious, then get on.
It will love them.
It will give them a chance, then decide.
It wlll hate them.

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Will your dog also stand in as your neighbors' dog?
They will like my dog but that's all.
No, they will hate him/her.
Of course, they will love him/her.
They better not take my dog!

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What will you do to ensure you know where your dog is?
I won't worry. They'll come back
Leash
GPS collar
Training

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If your dog goes AWOL, where will it be?
Hunting
Stolen
Seeing their lady/gentleman dog friend
Probably dead, alas

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What is your dog's idea of a wonderful surprise treat?
Surprise walkies
New toy
Snack
Day of rest

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Who should your dog definitely never trust?
People from the big city
Everyone
I defer to my dog's superior instincts there
Strangers

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