Tell Us About Your Job and We'll Guess What Kind of Dog You Have

ANIMALS

By: Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Some jobs are heavily incompatible with having a dog. If you have to live in the middle of a major city and you make terrible money, you'll probably have a tiny apartment and no outdoor space. That means you will generally fear that keeping a dog might be quite cruel, unless it's a very lazy and extremely small dog - or if you do keep one, you'll have to figure out all sorts of ways to ensure that it gets outside as much as possible and enjoys companionship.

After all, one of the reasons dogs are such great friends for humans is that they are, like us, pack animals. They need to be around friends. They need to get out and explore the world or they get cabin fever. If they don't get plenty of fresh air, exercise and socialization, they can become depressed and neurotic, and even get sick. That's why doggie daycare and dog walkers can be so essential for city dogs, while a good garden and a fellow dog in the house or next door are so great for suburban dogs. Country dogs, of course, are all set: they already live in doggie paradise. 

Fortunately, different dogs need different levels of all these things, so depending on what your job demands of your lifestyle, you need a dog that meshes with what you do! Let's figure out what dog you have, based on your career!

Do you spend a lot of time out of doors?

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How lonely is your job?

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Do you make a lot of money?

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Do you like your job?

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Do you like your co-workers?

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Do people understand what your job is without you explaining?

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Does your job require a degree?

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Is your job part of a clear career path?

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Do you work a predictable schedule?

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How many hours a week do you work?

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What's the best perk of your job?

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Does your job come with benefits?

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What type of tired are you by the end of a day's work?

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Do you work in an urban area?

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Is your job project-based?

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Could you freelance at your job?

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What do you wear for your job?

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Do you have a boss?

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How far do you commute?

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How's your job security?

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How long have you had this job?

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How do you eat during work?

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Is your job environment safe and secure?

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How much do you have to network outside of regular hours?

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Do you have to watch your social media presence?

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Do you often have to work late?

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Do you often consider a career change?

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Does your workplace contain a lot of allergens?

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What view do you have from your desk?

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Does your job involve a lot of driving?

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