What Rare Breed of Dog Guards Your Soul?

By: Zoe Samuel

What Rare Breed of Dog Guards Your Soul?
Image: Hillary Kladke/Moment Open/GettyImages

About This Quiz

If you are fortunate enough to have a dog in your life, it's statistically the most likely, if you are an American, that your dog is a Labrador. This intelligent, loyal, handsome breed is the most popular dog in America, and deservedly so, as it is a good balance of traits. This also means that this is the breed of dog that the highest number of people would like to have as a guardian angel, a role that it would, no doubt, be absolutely delighted to fulfill.

However, not everyone is a Labrador person, and even those who have one in real life might prefer a different sort of spirit dog, as it were. There are so many breeds out there, after all, and they all have very different things to offer! It's wise to consider other options than simply the usual suspects, as you might find one that is the perfect fit for you.

This quiz will help you figure out which of four unusual breeds might make the perfect guardian for you - and perhaps if you like the look of them, you'll find a physical version to join you in the real world. It's time to get started!

Do you love to hunt?
Sure!
When I have a chance
Not really
No, that's cruel.

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What climate suits you best?
Freezing and dark
Hot and steamy
Hot and arid
Mild and wet

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Do you need people around you to set strong boundaries?
It sure helps.
Yes, or I just steamroll everyone.
I hate that they do, actually.
No, I'm thoughtful.

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Do you love to snuggle?
Not really
Once in a while
Yes, but I never get the chance!
Yes, and I do it daily.

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What kind of facial hair suits you, or would suit you if you were someone who grew it?
None
Neat and short
Goatee
Totally baller mustache and beard combo

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Do you like to attract attention?
Yes, constantly
When I need to
Yes, but I never get any.
When I need it

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Are you a natural leader?
I think so!
Yes
Not really
No

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Do you tend to like strangers?
It depends on them really.
Definitely not
Yes, but they do not like me so much.
I don't meet many actually.

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Do you have a strong herding instinct?
Sort of
Yes, definitely. I'm constantly organizing everyone.
Not at all
I've never tried.

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How's your driving?
Pretty decent
Outstanding
Erratic to the point of dangerous
Defensive and safe

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Have you ever been homeless?
Never
No, but I've come close.
Yes, it was the worst.
No, but I slept rough for a school project once to learn.

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Do you ever think you have a worse reputation than you deserve?
Not really
Definitely not
Yes, way worse
I don't know that I have a reputation, nobody notices me.

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How old is your traceable family tree?
100 years
A few centuries
Really, really old
I barely know my parents!

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Are you a self-made person?
Yes, mostly
Somewhat, but I benefited from a mentor
Yes, entirely
No, I was born into privilege.

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What's the hair on the top of your head like?
Pretty great actually
Neat and nice
I'm bald up top.
Super cute and big

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Would you love to live on the farm?
I could visit.
I sure could.
No, thanks
Yes, please!

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How long is your torso, as part of your body?
Nicely proportional
A smidge short
A smidge long
Very long

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What dog movie do you love?
"Homeward Bound"
"Lassie Come Home"
"Cujo"
"Old Yeller"

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Who do you love to hang out with?
My BFF
My family
Everyone!
My kids

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Be honest: did you ever bully another kid growing up?
I might've.
Yes, but I said sorry later.
No, I was bullied.
I was neither bully nor victim.

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What vacation would you like?
Skiing
Beach
Anything at all!
Cute forest B&B

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What do you drive?
Sensible town car
Big SUV
I can't afford a car.
Little Peugeot

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How important is money?
Not very
Very
I've been broke enough to say: the most important!
Once you have enough, any more is just gilding the lilly.

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What is the biggest problem facing the world, in your view?
Climate change
Crime
Poverty
Disease

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What hobby do you enjoy most?
Hunting
Running
Napping
Reading

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Do you like kids?
Not really
Only my own
Sure!
I like them if they are nicely behaved.

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How do you get your news?
Read the paper
Twitter
Gossip
Watch BBC International

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What time of day is best for a nap?
After sunset
Noon when it's hottest
Any time!
Afternoon

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How long are your legs?
Fairly short
About proportional
Quite long
Very short

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What team sport are you best at?
Soccer
Baseball
Dodgeball
I hate team sports!

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