Quiz: What Dog Breed Is Right for Your Family?
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What Dog Breed Is Right for Your Family?
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz

Do you know how many different breeds of dogs there are in the world?  It's a tougher question to answer than you might think, since not everyone recognizes every breed. For instance, the American Kennel Club recognizes 202 different breeds, but The Kennel Club recognizes 211.  Where'd those extra 9 come from? And if you really want to get confused, the World Canine Organization, or Federation Cynologique Internationale, recognizes 344 breeds. 

So yeah, there are a lot of pups out there: from the common breeds like poodles or German Shepherds to the Cirneco dell'Etna which you'll probably need to Google (but thumbs up if you don't, because that's a rare one.) How is anyone supposed to pick the right dog out of the hundreds that are out there? Sure, sometimes you just see a dog and know, but you don't always get that chance. 

You can help narrow the playing field a bit by understanding what your family is like and then trying to find the dog that best matches up with you. Lucky for you, we can help with that. All you need to do is take the quiz, and in no time, you'll know just what kind of pup you should be playing fetch with. Or at least watching Netflix with while it snores.  

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