What Animal Was Your Dog in a Past Life?

Bri O.

Image: Shutterstock

About This Quiz

How well do you know the furry creature you call your pet-friend? Can you predict their every need? Do you get confused about why they're barking at nothing? Do they have strange quirks you ever wonder about the origin of? Do they have a bad habit you just can't get them to stop doing, like relentlessly digging up the lawn or barking at the delivery person?

Even if you spend day-in and day-out with your dog, there is only so much you can know about their past lives. This quiz will help you uncover even more about how your pup has come to be the amazing and unique dog that they are today. You might be surprised at the answer, even if you think you know your pet so well!

Whether or not you believe in all this past life "mumbo jumbo," as long as you love and want to understand your pup better, this is the quiz for you! It might help you think about things you otherwise wouldn't and/or learn more about animals who share interesting similarities with your dog. 

Test how well you know your pup with this quiz and we'll tell you what animal they were in a past life! 

How old is your pup?

Are they good listeners?

Does your dog like to chew on bones?

What color is their fur?

How much does your pup weigh?

Do they get along with other dogs?

What causes more of a response in your pup?

About how energetic is your dog?

Would you say your pup is a cuddler?

Do you ever have conversations with your pup?

Do you feel like your dog usually understands commands?

Is your pup known for ripping up their chew toys?

What is your pup more likely to do out of retaliation for not getting enough attention?

Does your pup ever "talk back?"

Do they struggle with separation anxiety when you leave?

Where do you live?

Is your pup a beggar when you're eating or food is out?

Has your dog ever accidentally knocked someone over when trying to greet them?

How much does your pup bark?

Has your dog ever brought you a "present" (small animal carcasses, bones, garbage, etc.)?

At what time of day does it seem like they're most active?

Would you say they have an alpha personality?

Who's in charge on walks, you or the dog?

Do you have to watch their food intake to make sure they're not overeating?

How does your pet signal when they need to go out?

Do you have to go out of your way to place even non-edible items out of your dog's reach so they don't get into and eat everything?

How does your pup respond when they feel threatened?

Does your dog like to play fetch?

Do they have any allergies or sensitivities?

Would your pup let you dress them up in clothes and/or costumes?

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!

Explore More Quizzes