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.