What Does Your Taste in Dogs Say About You?

By: Steven Miller
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
What Does Your Taste in Dogs Say About You?
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About This Quiz

All the things about a dog that you love and the list of things that you'd rather avoid, these are the details that will come together to give us a good sense about exactly who you are. A dog's aggression level, how much you plan to groom and walk your dog, and numerous other factors will go into determining what you're all about.

For example, if you're drawn to aggressive dog breeds, and your priority is safety, it seems clear that you're someone who is focused on protection in your life. Should you mention that you have owned a German Shepherd, Pit Bull or Doberman Pinscher, we're definitely leaning heavily in this direction.

On the other hand, if you'd be more comfortable around a Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever and you'd love to cuddle up on the couch with your dog for hours at a time, this might be pointing to the fact that you're a kind and caring person. If you couldn't imagine your dog sleeping anywhere but in the bed, curled up next to you, then there's little room left for doubt.

Grab that leash; we're going to take a few dog breeds out for a walk. Each interaction will get us closer to the description of you that we're looking for.

What size dog do you prefer?
I prefer the smaller breeds.
The bigger, the better.
Not too big, not too small.
Size doesn't matter as much as how quickly they learn.

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Do you have any plans to enter your dog in a show?
I might, but it's not a huge priority for me.
I have no interest in doing something like that.
I enjoy watching those shows, but I'm not going to enter my dog into one.
Yes, that's definitely going to happen.

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Do you plan to do a lot of grooming of your dog?
My dog will require minimal grooming.
They'll get pampered once in a while.
Yes, my dogs get groomed constantly.
I'm not going to do a lot of grooming, but my dog will be taken care of just fine.

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How much will you be investing in your dog?
I will be spending a lot on my dog.
My dog will be pretty low-maintenance.
Owning a dog is expensive, but I'm not going to be wasteful about it.
The more they do for protecting the family, the more I'll invest in them.

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Would you ever dress your dog in human clothes?
I could see it happening, but not very often.
No, I would never do that to them.
It seems highly unlikely that this would happen, but I'm not totally ruling it out.
Oh yes, I'll dress them in people's clothes all the time.

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Of the following, which dog breed is most appealing to you?
Bloodhound.
Poodle.
Labrador Retriever.
Doberman Pinscher.

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How appealing would it be to own a Border Collie?
That is my dream dog.
That's not a breed that I'm interested in.
It wouldn't be the worst thing that ever happened to me.
I would enjoy having a Border Collie.

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How much energy do you have to keep up with a vibrant dog?
I can deal with high-energy in spurts, but not all the time.
I'd rather the dog was more chill and laid-back.
I'm happy to let them get their energy out, but I'd prefer a more grounded and stable dog.
I've got tons of energy, bring it on.

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How do you feel about aggressive dog breeds?
I love them. That's the kind of dog that I want.
I'm not a fan of those kinds of dogs at all.
I don't have anything against them, but I'm not interested in owning one.
I'm okay with them, as long as they listen to commands.

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Would you own a Pit Bull?
It's hard for me to imagine that dog in my life, but I suppose it's within the realm of possibility.
No, that is the last dog I would ever want.
I might consider it, but only if they were trainable.
For sure, that's exactly what I'm looking for.

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Which description best fits your main motivation for having a dog?
Companionship.
Safety.
Exploration partner.
Fashionable accessory.

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How much crime is there in your neighborhood?
There's some stealing, but not too much violent crime.
We have the usual stuff, but I generally feel pretty safe.
I live in a very safe place.
There is a lot of crime around me.

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Of the following, which dog breed would you rather own?
Cocker Spaniel.
German Shepherd.
Beagle.
Shetland Sheepdog.

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Which of the following movies that feature a dog would you rather watch?
"Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey"
"Marley & Me"
"Cujo"
"Best in Show"

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Would you ever consider owning a Rottweiler?
Absolutely, those are amazing dogs.
That is never going to happen.
I don't think so, but I might consider one that was an exceptional example of the breed as a show dog.
Yeah, I could see that happening, but it's not the breed that I really want.

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How much training would your dog receive?
I would definitely send my dog to a trainer for some significant training.
I'd do the basic stuff, but that's about it.
My kind of dog wouldn't require very much training to know what they need to do.
I'd mostly want to let the dog do its natural thing.

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How much land would your dog have to run around on?
My yard is pretty big. The dog would have plenty of room.
We have a small yard, but big enough to run in a circle for a bit.
The dog would have total freedom to run wherever they wanted.
I don't have land, so I would have to walk the dog or take it to the dog park.

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Do you plan to do a lot of cuddling with your dog?
I wouldn't mind doing a little cuddling once in a while.
We can cuddle, but not for a long time.
Oh yeah, we're going to cuddle up all the time.
No, that's not something I'm looking for.

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Where is your dog most likely going to sleep?
In a special bed made just for them.
In the doghouse in the yard.
In the bed with me.
On the floor in my room.

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How do you feel about barking?
I don't mind barking, as long as there is a good reason for it.
A friendly bark of excitement is nice every so often.
The dog needs to have an intimidating bark that scares away the bad guy.
I don't put up with any barking.

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Of the following breeds, which tugs most at your heartstrings?
Akita.
Irish Setter.
Jack Russell Terrier.
Papillon.

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How often do you plan on taking your dog to the dog park?
I'm guessing that it would be a rare thing for us to go to the dog park.
We'd probably go to the dog park every day.
I'd say that we'd make it at least a few times a week.
We'll only go if there were no other dogs there.

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Which famous dog from TV do you like the most?
Scooby Doo.
Rin Tin Tin.
Lassie.
Brian Griffin.

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Which treat would you give to your dog most often?
A pig's ear.
A dental chew.
A dog biscuit.
A bone.

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Would you be interested in owning a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
I suppose it would be fashionable to have a Corgi like The Queen of England.
That dog is not the one for me.
They seem like pretty nice dogs, but I'd rather have something a bit bigger.
I would love to have a Corgi.

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Which of these breeds is the farthest from what you want?
Basset Hound.
Siberian Husky.
Bichon Frise.
Dachshund.

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Do you plan to do any hunting with your dog?
I might, but he wouldn't really be involved in the hunt.
If I did, it would be rare.
No way, that's not going to happen.
Yes, I need a smart dog that I can trust during the hunt.

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Would you be interested in owning a Cocker Spaniel?
That breed is not attractive enough to be my dog.
They seem pretty nice. I wouldn't mind having one.
Yes, I would love to have a Cocker Spaniel.
No thanks, that's not my kind of dog at all.

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How much patience do you have?
I am full of patience.
As long as you treat me fairly, I have a reasonable amount of patience.
I do expect people and dogs to learn the first time.
It really just depends on my mood that day.

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How many dogs do you own now?
I don't have a dog at the moment.
I just have the one.
I have a bunch of them.
I have two dogs.

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