Tell Us About Your Family and We'll Select the Perfect Dog Breed for You

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Tell Us About Your Family and We'll Select the Perfect Dog Breed for You
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About This Quiz

According to statistics, there are nearly 90 million dogs in the United States right now. So many belly rubs! With so many pups roaming around, it's no surprise that figuring out which dog is the right dog for you may not be the easiest job you've ever had. Imagine if you went to a restaurant and the meu had 90 million items? Sure, you'd probably still order the tacos, but you never know. 

It's the same thing with choosing a dog sometimes. You need a way to narrow the field. You need to cut through all the noise and figure out which breeds are likely to be best for your family. But how do you do that? Just like people, dogs have a wide range of skills and personalities. 

One dog may be happy to sit on the floor all day, another may need four walks a day to stay sane. It's up to us as responsible pet owners to make sure we can handle the requirements of the pet we choose to bring into our lives since the dogs don't have much of a choice. So why not tell us a bit about your family and we can use that info to match you with the perfect pup for you. Take the quiz and see!

What sitcom family do you think is most like your family?
The Bundys from "Married ... with Children"
The Gilmores from "Gilmore Girls"
The Tanners from "Full House"
The Dunphys from "Modern Family"

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Does your family have a game night?
Nope, we're not game people
Not a specific night but we like to play games
Once a week every week!
We do stuff a lot but not necessarily board games or whatever

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Family meals are always important, right? Who does most of the cooking in your family?
No one's super big on cooking
Mom!
We take turns
We like to make it a whole family thing

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When the holiday season rolls around, would you and your family ever send a goofy family-photo card to friends?
Not at all
It wouldn't be a yearly thing but we might try it
That sounds like us
Anything's possible

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Does your family have a rivalry with any other families?
Well, there are people we don't like but I dunno if it's a rivalry
Nah
A friendly one, sure
We're the best, no need to have a rivalry

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Who in the family is going to be spending the most time with the dog?
I'm not 100% sure
Probably me
The kids
Hopefully everyone

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Some dogs are willing to eat just about everything. Do you think your family can stick to a proper puppy diet?
That dog's going to be eating some fast food
Yeah, how hard can it be?
The dog might get some treats here and there
We'll keep the dog on a strict, healthy diet

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How do you decide where you're going to go on a family vacation?
We don't vacation that much
The parental units make that call
We vote!
Whatever seems like the most exciting option

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How likely is it that everyone in the family will be home on a Friday night?
There's a good chance
It happens sometimes
Not very likely
Without planning it? Not likely

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Even the laziest dog needs some kind of physical activity. What do you plan on doing with your pup?
We can go play in the yard or whatever
Hopefully, we can play with toys around the house
Lots of walks
Everything

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Which holiday does your family put way too much effort into celebrating every year?
We don't go overboard, really
Halloween
Christmas
Pretty much all of them

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Have you and your family ever signed up for any kind of competition as a group?
Nope
I'm not even sure what we could do as a family
We've entered competitions before
For sure!

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Has anyone in your house ever uttered the words "family meeting" and meant it?
Nah, we don't do meetings
I can't recall
When something's wrong and we need to discuss it
We have pretty regular family meetings

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Is there a sign outside of your house that has your last name on it?
Of course not
Do people for real do that?
You bet there is
Yes, and it's charming

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Have you put any thought into where the dog is going to sleep every night?
I guess wherever it wants
We'll have a dog bed
Probably on someone's bed
It's best for a dog to be in its crate at night

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What's the one meal that you could eat any time or anywhere and it instantly reminds you of home?
Instant noodles
A PB & J sandwich
Turkey dinner
A big family breakfast

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Every family has a black sheep, that one person who makes gatherings awkward. Do you know who yours is?
I think it's all of us
It might be me
Yep, a distant relative
You know, I'm not sure we have one

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Does your family have much experience with other kinds of pets besides dogs?
Not really
We had fish!
We have a cat
We researched this and decided we should start with a dog

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Growing up, at what age did your parents stop setting a specific bedtime for you?
I can't recall having a specific bedtime
I think I was staying up kind of late when I was 12 or so
Probably when I became a teenager
Maybe around 14 or 15

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If things get a little heated, how does your family manage to settle disagreements?
We blow up
There might be yelling
We'll have a good heart to heart conversation
We get everyone together to talk it out

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Your dog needs a name but how will you decide who gets to name it?
Head of the household names the dog
Naming the dog is a job for kids
We'll take suggestions and decide on the best one
We'll have a family vote on some ideas

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Regardless of who gets to actually name the dog, which of these names do you think your family would like best?
Buck
Mojo
Missy
King

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Do you think everyone in your family is willing and able to grab a bag and pick up some dog poop in the yard?
That's going to be an issue
One way to find out
They better be
We're all in this together

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What do you think is going to happen if the dog turns out to be a barker and keeps you up at night?
Doghouse
I'm a deep sleeper, it's fine
We'll work with the dog until it learns to calm down
Obedience classes

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Everyone loves a party! How often does your family have people over?
Pretty much never
I can't remember the last time
Maybe on special occasions
Pretty regularly

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Based on what you know about dogs right now, what do you think a dog's worst habit is?
Pooping
Drooling
Chewing stuff
Shedding

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If you had the ability to go anywhere in the world as a family on vacation, where would you likely go?
A tropical resort
A cruise
Disneyworld!
Backpacking through Europe

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Is there a calendar or schedule posted somewhere in your house so everyone knows what's coming up?
Nope
We'll text important dates to each other
We usually just talk about it
Right on the fridge

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What's your family policy on locked doors in the house?
Well, we try to lock the front door at night
Your room is your own private space
If you need alone time that's OK but doors aren't locked
We don't have locks on bedroom doors

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Does everyone in the house know what their chores are every week?
Not really
Supposedly
It changes from week to week
Yes, we all have our jobs

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