What Breed of Dog Should You and Your Significant Other Adopt?

ANIMALS

By: Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Your significant other is your best friend, but why shouldn't the two of you have another best friend who you can both love and dote upon? After all, it is a simple fact of life that dogs are good for relationships. They force you to exercise and keep you healthy, which is good for pushing back the date on which death finally does part you. They make you come home promptly, thus throwing a spanner into the works of any brewing workaholic or work-affair type situation. They give you a shared project that means you will literally never run out of things to talk about. They give you someone to vent to about your significant other who will never judge you or spill your secrets. Since you know that you cannot fight in front of them - for they will pick up on it and become anxious - they also inspire you to resolve your differences more efficiently and civilly. They humble you when you're on your high horse, because ultimately you still have to pick up after them, and that's a great habit for anyone seeking a successful union. Plus, they increase your heart's capacity for love, and that makes you more able to love your boo.

Yep, a dog is a blessing in every way - but the right dog is a double blessing! Let's find you the ideal pooch to join your evening snuggles!

What sort of house do you live in?

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Can you afford an alarm system or will the dog do it?

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How predictable are your work hours?

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What activity do you love to do with your boo?

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How clean do you like to keep your house?

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What size bed do you sleep in?

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Are you good at remembering to shut the gate?

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Do you have a lot of money for dog food?

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Do you exercise a lot?

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Do you have friends who can dog-sit?

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Do you mind kenneling your dog when you're away?

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What sort of weight can your lap stand?

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How much hair is it OK to have on your couch?

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What accessory or toy would you like to get your dog?

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Do you have any other animals?

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What color do you like best in fur?

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How big of a bark should your dog have?

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How fierce a bite should your dog have?

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Do you want your dog to come hunting with you?

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Do you own or rent?

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Do you have a room in your house just for the dog to sleep in?

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Where will your dog take most of its walks?

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Will you take your dog to the groomer or bathe it yourself?

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Do you want your dog to like strangers?

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What item are you prepared to sacrifice to your dog's sabotage?

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Does size matter?

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What sort of weather do you most want to go out in?

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Does breed name recognition matter to you?

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Do you mind occasionally being pulled off your feet?

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Do you want your dog to like most other dogs?

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