What Fictional Canine Is Your Dog?

By: Ian Fortey

What Fictional Canine Is Your Dog?
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About This Quiz

Dogs are called man's best friend for a very good reason. No matter what animal you can think of, whether it be a fish or a bird, a horse or even a cat, none of them comes close to being the same kind of companion as a dog. Sure, some dogs may be little goofballs who chase their tails and tip over the trash looking for snacks, but just look at the big picture. Look at the dogs that work as service animals, the ones that serve in the military and law enforcement. Look at dogs that protect humans from attackers, that save families from house fires, that even detect when you have a serious illness. Dogs are amazing!

Obviously, our stories are just as full of dogs as our lives are, and there have been some great fictional pups over the years. Sometimes it's easier to capture the spirit of a dog in fiction since real life dogs are often a little too spontaneous to chronicle all the time. With all those fictional dogs out there, there has to be at least one that's eerily similar to your own dog, don't you think? You must have noticed a few similarities now and then. Why not tell us a bit about your dog now, and we'll fetch you the fictional dog that matches up with your real-life best friend!

Is your dog a large breed of dog or a bit of a smaller size?
My dog's personality is the biggest thing about it.
My dog is a beast.
I guess my dog is medium size.
I have a pretty small dog.

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How often do you take your dog out for a walk?
Three times a day
Whenever my dog makes me
Twice a day
Once a day

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Do you find yourself posting more pictures of your dog on social media than pictures of yourself?
My dog has more followers on social media than I do.
My dog isn't super photogenic, so...
Oh, absolutely.
I post some pics, but not a ton.

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Does your dog have a balanced diet?
My dog eats anything it can get in its mouth.
My dog eats too much.
Yes, my dog eats properly.
It gets fed the right amount of food each day.

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If you're out of the house for the day, how does your dog react when you come home?
My dog will jump up and be all over me.
My dog will rush me at the door.
My dog will come to greet me nicely.
My dog will probably look at me and wait for a pat on the head.

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If you have your dog on a leash when you're out walking do people come up to pet it?
Some people who are obviously dog lovers
They usually cross the street.
Once in a while
People love my dog!

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How much time would you say you spend playing with your dog?
It's pretty much non-stop.
It's all up to my dog's mood.
We usually play in the yard once a day.
Every once in a while we have some fun.

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Do you think your dog makes a good guard dog for your home?
My dog might be able to trick people based on looks, but no. Not a good guard dog.
He's a very good guard dog.
My dog would make noise to alert me, so maybe.
Not in the least

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Has your dog ever been formally trained or had obedience classes?
We tried!
Not in the least
Yes
My dog didn't seem to need them.

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If you call your dog's name, is it going to come running?
Probably?
If it wants to
Yes
Most of the time

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Does your dog get along well with other dogs at the dog park?
My dog loves other dogs!
My dog is not good with other dogs.
Yes, my dog is very well behaved.
My dog is indifferent.

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How do you think your dog might react to meeting a cat?
My dog is cool with cats.
I feel bad for that cat.
My dog would give it a sniff to see what it was.
My dog has met cats and didn't care that much.

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How is your dog around small children?
My dog loves to play with kids.
My dog isn't great with kids.
My dog is very patient with children.
Young or old doesn't make a ton of difference to my dog.

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Even an untrained dog tends to pick up a few commands. How many words do you think your dog knows?
Definitely knows a handful of words
My dog doesn't take commands really, so it's hard to say.
A lot
My dog seems to know the important words, like "food."

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Does your dog have a designated sleeping spot somewhere in the house?
He has a bed but he sleeps wherever he wants.
Not really
Yes, my dog has a bed.
My dog sleeps in my bed.

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Has your dog ever destroyed anything of value in your home?
He makes messes but doesn't really destroy that much.
Several things
Not at all
My dog's not big enough to be very destructive.

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If your dog could prepare its own meals, what do you think it'd be eating all day?
Literal garbage
Raw meat and lots of it
Probably filet mignon
A hamburger. Maybe a beer.

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When you're describing your dog to someone else, is "intelligent" a word you're going to use?
It's not at the top of my list.
"Crafty" might be a better word.
Definitely
Well, maybe. It's not like my dog is dumb.

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What would you say is your dog's absolute favorite thing to do?
Play
Hunt
Run
Just hang out

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Why did you choose your specific dog?
I wanted a dog to have fun with.
I wanted a dog for protection.
I wanted a family pet.
I wanted a companion.

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Is your dog a fan of trips to the beach?
My dog loves the beach.
I wouldn't bring my dog to the beach.
My dog seems to have fun there.
My dog's never been to a beach.

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How often would you say your dog does something that makes you laugh?
All the time
Not that often
Once in a while
Pretty often

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The last time you bathed your dog, what was the reason you felt you needed to bathe it?
He got filthy when he was playing.
He may have rolled in something dead.
It was just the scheduled time.
He got muddy on a walk.

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Have you ever bought clothing specifically for your dog to wear?
He's usually got something on.
Never
A couple of things
My dog has a coat for cold days.

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How many times have you come home to a mess that your dog created when it was alone in the house?
So many times
There have been a few bad ones.
Never
I guess one or two little messes.

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Is your dog the noisy sort with a lot of howling and barking or does your dog keep it mostly quiet?
My dog makes a ton of noise.
My dog only barks when it's angry.
My dog only barks for a reason.
My dog is pretty quiet.

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How does your dog react when strangers come to the house?
My dog gets super excited.
My dog can be very protective and intimidating.
My dog will greet new people.
My dog isn't really interested in new people unless they pet him.

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Has your dog ever been aggressive towards a human before?
Very rarely
More than once, but those people creeped me out too.
No
No one would take my dog seriously even if it was aggressive.

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Does your dog have dog friends that you get together with ever?
Lots of them
Not at all
My dog has a couple of friends.
Not really

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What is your dog doing right at this moment?
Playing
I have no idea.
Watching me
Napping

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