Can We Guess What Dog Breed You Own?

By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Dogs are simply one of the best things to happen to humanity in all of our history. The process of domestication began about 10,000 to 15,000 years ago, and is believed to have happened in more than one culture in parallel, in both Europe and Asia. Wolves and humans developed a symbiotic relationship at first, whereby we'd help out with hunting so that together, we could bring down bigger game. This developed into wolves sharing the warmth of our fires and starting to protect us. As wolves began to become our friends, humans began to breed them, and so they were selected for more desirable traits, such as being agreeable and trainable. Studies in foxes and wild dogs have shown that it only takes seven generations of breeding to radically alter how domestic-able an animal is, though of course this assumes a more precise process than the early farming societies would have had.

Since then, dogs developed in many directions, as humans required them to specialize for different tasks. We needed highly intelligent, quick dogs to herd sheep, and massive and very strong dogs to hunt bears. We needed small, wiry dogs to flush out rabbits and snuggly, little dogs to cuddle. That's how we got the number of dog breeds that exist today. These days, it's all about lifestyle, preferences, and personality - so tell us about yours, and we'll see what sort of dog you have!

What sort of house do you live in?

Do you mind shedding?

What industry do you work in?

Do you mind picking up after your dog?

Do you have a decal on your front door to tell firefighters there's a dog in this residence?

Have your neighbors ever complained about your dog?

Did you check that your home permitted dogs before you moved in?

Are people wary of your dog?

Did you want to teach your dog a lot of tricks?

Did you care whether you had a dog that was really intelligent?

How much money is too much to spend on a dog?

Do you mind having a license for the dog?

How many outfits does your dog own?

Do you have a GPS tracker on your dog?

Was it hard to walk your dog before they had all their shots?

Is your dog a lap dog?

If a burglar broke in, what would your dog do?

Does your dog's mere presence stop people harassing you in the street?

What misconception do people have about your dog?

How long can your dog be alone?

What naughty thing does your dog often do?

Where does your dog sleep?

How many photos of your dog are on social media?

How old will your dog live?

How often do you take your dog to the groomer?

Could your dog go to doggie daycare?

Do people trust your dog around their kids?

Has your dog ever broken anything by mistake?

What is your dog afraid of?

Could your dog pull a sled, in theory?

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