What Dog Breed Speaks to Your Soul?

By: Raj Chander

What Dog Breed Speaks to Your Soul?
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About This Quiz

Dogs have been human companions for thousands of years. In fact, the warm and cuddly family dog can trace its ancestry way back to the standard wolf. No one is quite sure exactly how the evolution occurred, but at some point humans and wolves began a mutually beneficial relationship. This allowed wolves to have shelter and a steady source of food, while giving humans some much-needed help with hunting and guarding of their early settlements.

Realizing these animals would be a huge benefit to their lifestyle, humans continued breeding the friendliest wolves they could find until wolves eventually evolved into dogs. Dogs spread across all corners of the planet, from the cold tundras of Canada to the open plains of China.

Today, there are hundreds of different recognized dog breeds. Like people from different cultures, different breeds look and act in their own unique way. Some are more genetically predisposed to certain tasks, like fetching birds that a hunter has shot down, or tracking the scent of a lost child or escaped prisoner.

In fact, the bond between humans and dogs is so strong we observe some people who actually take on characteristics of their furry friends. If you've ever wondered which breed of dog has influenced the essence of your identity, we've got the answer. Just fill out the questions below and we'll tell you what kind of dog you would be if you had four legs, a tail, and a lot more fur. 

Most dogs are very comfortable outside. How much do you like spending time in nature?
Um, could we just open a window instead?
I really enjoy exercising outside.
I'm just as comfortable inside as outside.
I love it because there are so many different things to explore.

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Some dogs are better with strangers than others. How well do you handle meeting new people?
I enjoy learning about them.
I'm ready to go have fun with them as soon as we meet!
Fine, but I'm more comfortable around my loved ones.
I take a while to warm up to them.

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Speaking of meeting people, how large is your social circle?
Small but very tight
Pretty big. A lot of people like to hang out with me.
I'd say I have about an average amount of friends.
I'm always down for new friends if they can keep up with my energy.

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For a dog, nothing is better than a tasty meal. Which of these foods would you most want to eat?
Duck
Candy
Cheeseburger
Sushi

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Which of these color jackets would you most want to wear?
White
Yellow
Brown
Black

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You're hanging out at a social gathering: Are you most likely to mingle with new folks or stay by your friends?
I'm just trying to find the best food.
I'll end up talking to everyone, whether I know them or not.
I'll probably stay away from most people.
I may talk with a few strangers, but I'll always get back to my friends.

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Some dogs are more obedient than others. How much do you like following the rules?
I'm usually the one who follows the rules.
I don't mind, as long as they don't stop me from having fun!
I'm pretty obedient, for the most part.
Rules were meant to be broken.

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About how many meals per day do you eat?
Two or three
Four or five
Three square meals a day, plus snacks!
As many as possible!

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Do you tend to be more productive during the day or in the evening?
I'm more of a night owl.
Definitely the daytime!
I'm equally energetic during the day and night.
I like the early evening.

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Some dog breeds are trained to help find lost people and things. How good are you at finding what you lose?
I'm more concerned about having fun than finding things!
I'm excellent at finding many different things.
I have people who do that for me.
As long as I put it somewhere I can bring it back.

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If you were going to workout outside, would you prefer to walk or run?
Somewhere in between
I'd mostly be running.
Running, for sure!
I don't really work out; I'm naturally good-looking.

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Are you currently married?
No, I like to date around.
Yes, I am married with a family.
No, I don't know if I have the attention span.
No, but I have a serious partner.

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Which of these famous international cities would you most want to live in?
London
San Francisco
Paris
Houston

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Some dogs watch TV as much as their human counterparts. Which of these shows is most appealing to you?
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Full House
The Most Extreme
Green Acres

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Many writers throughout history have had their souls influenced by dogs. Which of these authors is your favorite?
Mark Twain
John Steinbeck
Hunter S. Thompson
Victor Hugo

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Which of these party games are you most likely to play?
Pin the tail on the donkey
Telephone
Spin the bottle
Musical chairs

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Not all dogs have strong family units. How close are you to your parents?
We've got about an average relationship.
Pretty close; we have a strong relationship.
They're great, and I have a lot of other friends, too!
I'm closer with my spouse.

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Dogs have been main characters in many different movies throughout the years. Which dog movie is your favorite?
Shiloh
Marley & Me
Lady and The Tramp
Homeward Bound

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Which of these would be your dream career?
Professional athlete
Bounty hunter
Social media influencer
Aerobics teacher

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Every dog breed has its own distinct traits. How would friends describe you in one word?
Curious
Energetic
Choosy
Loyal

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We don't know for sure if dogs know about humor, but they can definitely make us laugh. How much of a sense of humor do you have?
I love a good joke.
I'm not exactly a clown, but I take things pretty lightly.
I'm usually pretty serious.
I like to joke around, but I know when I need to get serious.

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It's hard to find any type of dog that doesn't like a nap. Are you into napping?
Of course! I need my beauty rest.
Not regularly, but it can be good every once in a while.
I almost never nap. I have enough natural energy!
Yup, I'm a nap connoisseur.

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Which of these countries would you most want to visit?
Russia
Kenya
Wales
France

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Would you describe yourself as a risk-taker in most areas of life?
No, I usually play it pretty safe.
My risks are mostly fashion-related.
I take about an average amount of risks.
I don't mind taking chances if the potential reward is good enough.

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Different breeds have different athletic abilities. How high can you jump?
Probably not very high. I don't do it often.
I'm one of the best jumpers I know.
I'm pretty good at jumping, but I like running too.
I'm a bit stockier, so not very good.

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What's the quickest way for someone to win your heart?
Food!
Asking me to workout with them
Going on an adventure with them
Taking me shopping

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Would you consider yourself to be more flexible or set in your ways?
There are ways other than mine?
I'm pretty open to compromise.
I'm up for whatever as long as it's fun!
I can compromise on most things.

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How many people do you live with?
Three or four
Five
One
More than five

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Dogs are found in all kinds of homes. What is your ideal type of house?
Anything large with comfortable places to rest
Somewhere close to a park or woods
Anywhere with space to run!
One with a large kitchen and plenty of food

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Which of these musical instruments would you most want to play?
Turntables
Guitar
Drums
Piano

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