Can We Guess Your Dog's Nickname Based on These Questions?

By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Sure, you have a dog, and sure, you love that dog so much that you puzzled for weeks and possibly even years to give him or her the perfect name. No "Rover" or "Fido" for you. No, you named your dog the very ideal name to sum up how you felt about this delightful pooch who came into your life and your family and melted your once-cold heart. You paid for a microchip and for your dog to be registered, and you wrote their name on all the relevant forms. You even had it carved into their tags, painted on their doggie bowl, and embroidered onto their little winter coat.

However, that doesn't mean you call them by that name all the time. Your boo also has a perfectly good name but that doesn't stop you calling him or her darling, honey, or hot cheeks. The vast majority of dog owners know that the name we officially give our dog - the one by which they are known at the park - is not their only name. After all, when we gave it, we did not know what their personality would be like, or exactly what our relationship would look like. Their nickname could take such things into account.

Tell us a little about your dog, and we'll figure out what unofficial name you call him or her.

How naughty is your dog?

Do you ever use their nickname in public?

Do you get annoyed with your dog?

Why did you first get a dog?

What's the last time your dog messed up?

How much snuggling does your dog need daily?

How did you get your dog?

Does your dog have any animal friends?

If your dog needs to go out, how will he/she tell you?

What is your dog's worst fear?

If you designate an area out of bounds, will your dog still go into it?

Does your dog sit nicely during your meals, or does he/she beg?

Does your dog apologize if he/she does something wrong?

How long does it take your dog to pick up a new command?

Are people ever scared of your dog?

How often does your dog get out without you knowing about it?

How strong is your dog?

How does your dog show distress?

Does your dog always know if someone is sad or sick?

Would your dog take food from a stranger?

What does your dog do when people come to the house?

Does your dog have an independent bone in his/her body?

If you say "walkies," what does your dog say?

What exercise other than walkies does your dog love to do with you?

Does your dog respond to music or singing?

Does your dog regularly hump people's feet, furniture, and other non-dog entities?

How long will your dog play a single game before getting bored?

Does your dog have a bunch of neuroses?

Is your dog honestly rather pathetic, in a cute way?

In a crisis, would your dog protect you?

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