Which Dog Breed Is Your Spirit Guardian?

Ian Fortey

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About This Quiz

The American Kennel Club officially recognizes just over 200 breeds of dog. Of course, there are many other breeds that they don't recognize yet as well, a couple hundred in fact. Suffice it to say that there are a lot of different pups out there in the world, all with a unique look or personality that makes them different and special in one way or another. And if you're a dog lover it just means there are a heck of a lot of pups that need to be petted. But if you had to choose just one of those dogs to be your dog, how would you decide? Where would you even begin? And then if you had to figure not just what dog you wanted to be a part of your life, but what dog was a part of you? Well, that's another matter entirely.

If you have an affinity for dogs, and you feel a connection with them, maybe you really do have a link to these animals on a spiritual level. The idea of spirit animals had to come from somewhere, right? And some animals really do seem to know things and connect on a level that's almost beyond what you can explain. So if you do connect with a dog, and there's one particular kind guarding your soul, why don't we find out what it is?

Let's figure out how connected you are with dogs in the first place. How many dogs have you had in your life?

Have you ever been bitten by a dog?

What do you think of people who don't clean up after their dogs?

If you were in the market to get a new dog today, where would you go looking?

Would you rather get a puppy or an older dog?

What's the main reason you've owned dogs in the past?

Sure, you like dogs, but do you like them more than cats?

How many times a day do you need to walk a dog anyway?

If you're having pizza and your dog starts begging for a bite, are you going to give in?

Have you ever read a book on how to train a dog?

How many dogs would you have right now if it were entirely up to you?

It's just you and your dog for the afternoon. What are you doing to do?

When the holidays roll around, do you buy presents for your dog?

Does your dog have clothing?

It's a hot summer day and you're out for a drive with your dog but you need to run into the store. What do you do?

Have you ever donated to something like the ASPCA or other animal-related charity?

Would you ever foster a dog, meaning you'd care for it for a while until it found a forever home?

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Which do you prefer?

Are you any good at training your dog to do tricks?

Some people so there are no bad dogs just bad owners. Do you agree?

What's the best movie about a dog ever made?

Have you ever watched the Westminster Dog Show?

How do you pick the right name for a dog anyway?

Let's say all the dogs in all the world go on strike and you need a new pet. What animal are you going for?

Pick your favorite fictional canine!

It took a very long time to tame dogs. Which of their wild cousins do you like the most?

There are a handful of stereotypical dog names that have been around forever. Which one is the most played out?

Do you believe animals have a connection to the spirit world?

If you could be reincarnated as an animal besides a dog, what would you come back as?

Do you think dogs secretly understand everything you're saying?

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