If You Were a Dog, What Would Your Name Be?

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If You Were a Dog, What Would Your Name Be?
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About This Quiz

Dogs are so much more than pets to most people; they are beloved companions, best friends and workout buddies. They soothe aching hearts, cuddle up to you on cold nights, serve as real-life security systems and follow you on life's big adventures.

It makes sense then, that adding a new canine family member is a big job. Not only does the pooch have to meet its perfect  human match, but it also has to learn the rules of the home and where he or she fits into the family. 

And then there's the biggest challenge of all -- choosing a name!

Sure, the shelter probably assigned the dog a name when it was admitted, but there's no guarantee that name truly captures the dog's personality. It can take days or even weeks of getting to know a new pooch before finding a moniker that fits just right.

But while you've probably named a pet or two in your lifetime, have you ever wondered what your name would be if you slipped into the furry paws of your favorite canine? Would you have a name that's tough and rugged, cute and friendly, or pure traditionalist? Take this quiz to determine what name would be etched onto your dog tags if you found yourself living the doggie life!

What's your preferred vacation destination?
Staycation at home.
Route 66 road trip.
Camping in the mountains.
Luxury spa.

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What kind of collar do you wear?
Brown leather.
None, if I can help it.
Spiked.
Anything with rhinestones.

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What's your favorite TV show?
"Lassie"
"Shameless"
Nature shows.
"Desperate Housewives"

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How do you spend the perfect Sunday afternoon?
Hanging with the family at home.
Long car ride.
Hiking in the woods.
At the doggie salon.

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Where do you sleep at night?
At the foot of the bed.
Wherever I want.
Under the stars in the yard.
Between my humans.

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What's your favorite food?
Kibble.
Treats.
Steak.
Anything organic.

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What's your cleanup philosophy?
I pull my own weight.
I stay out of site 'til the mess is gone.
I drag heavy items to the curb.
Totally not my problem.

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What's your personal grooming routine?
A few licks here and there gets the job done.
You can find all kinds of stuff tangled in my fur.
It's not something I think about too much.
My humans brush me three times a day.

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What costume would you wear to the family Halloween party?
I'd dress as Snoopy.
I'd be a pirate.
Costumes aren't my thing.
Member of the royal family, of course.

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Which of these dog movies do you watch over and over?
"Lassie Come Home"
"Bolt"
"A Dog's Purpose"
"Show Dogs"

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What's the most important thing in your life?
My family.
Having fun.
The great outdoors.
My collection of doggie outfits.

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How do you communicate?
A good ol' woof.
Lots of barks and yaps.
A mighty bark reserved for when it's needed.
A snarl and a snap if you bother me.

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What's your preferred hair style?
Short and neat.
Long and wild.
Buzz cut.
Long and flowing.

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How do you help out your family?
I do whatever they need.
I keep them young and on their toes.
I protect the house and kids.
I allow them the honor of my presence.

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What's your special skill?
Fetching the paper.
Digging holes.
Taking down burglars.
Keeping my hair perfectly coiffed.

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What's your favorite dog book?
"Old Yeller"
"Harry the Dirty Dog"
"Good Dog Carl"
"Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy"

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Who's your favorite rapper?
Bow Wow.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
Pitbull.
Snoop Dogg.

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Which of these is most important to you when choosing a name?
Tradition.
Personality.
Respectability.
Style.

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What type of dish do you use?
Classic stainless steel.
Rugged rubber.
Doggie travel bowl.
Fine porcelain.

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Which of these tricks do you like to show off?
Sit.
Speak.
Guard.
I don't do tricks.

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What's your opinion on doggie day care?
I'll go wherever my owner asks me to.
Yes! Tons of dogs to play with!
I'll give it a try.
I require a private room.

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What's your preferred job?
Teacher.
Archaeologist.
Police officer.
Model.

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Who is your hero?
George Washington.
Captain Jack Sparrow.
Steve Irwin.
Elizabeth Taylor.

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Which of these songs do you like best?
"Hound Dog"
"Who Let the Dogs Out?"
"Walkin' the Dog"
"Martha My Dear"

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What's your preferred morning beverage?
Coffee with cream and sugar.
Red Bull.
Black coffee.
Unicorn Frappuccino.

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Where do you buy your clothes?
At the mall.
Thrift store.
Outdoor supply store.
Straight off the runway.

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What's your doghouse look like?
White and wooden and just the right size.
It's always different because i keep destroying them.
I don't need a doghouse because I prefer the great outdoors.
It's modeled after the palace at Versailles.

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What's your favorite dog breed?
Chocolate Lab.
Boxer.
Rottweiler.
Chihuahua.

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Where do you get your water?
My dog bowl.
Toilet bowl.
Mountain stream.
Whole Foods.

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Which of these traits is most important to you?
Loyalty.
Fun.
Adventure.
Shiny hair.

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