Quiz: What Dog Breed Are You, Emotionally?
What Dog Breed Are You, Emotionally?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Dogs have been man's best friend for about ten thousand years. There are theories that dogs domesticated themselves, rather than the more common "human domesticates animal" scenario, but after dogs and humans started our journey together, one thing became sure: humans bred dogs for specific purposes. 

The single biggest difference between breeds is the way the dog's natural instincts express themselves. For example, herding dogs' instincts are similar to those of their wild cousins, but they stop short of the last task after herding an animal: ambushing and killing it. Thus, herding dogs can herd sheep, but won't kill them. Similarly, retrievers will locate and take possession of downed birds, but, at least in theory, won't eat them, bringing them back to the dog's master instead. Other classes of dogs, like guard dogs, dogs bred for fighting, or lapdogs, each require a specific emotional template in order to do their jobs well.

You're a human, dog's best friend, so how do you compare with this creature we've spent thousands of years with, side by side? Of the hundreds of breeds of dogs, which one reflects your emotional life? Which breed of dog shares your smile, and cries at the same things? With which dog do you share a deep bond? Take this quiz and find out.

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Which of these actions do you feel would cross the line in the workplace?

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Who would you most love to hang out with?

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What is the thing you most want people to think of you?

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What kind of movie is most likely to make you cry?

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What do you listen to in order to get pumped up?

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In what sort of news are you emotionally invested?

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How much time do you spend truly alone?

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Be honest. How often do you check Facebook?

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How often do you see the close members of your family who you do not live with?

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How often do you argue with your significant other?

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How many people would you call "close friends"?

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How do you act when you want to get attention among friends in a social situation?

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How optimistic do you feel about how things are going for you?

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How much time do you spend worrying about things you can't control?

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What is your happy place?

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What non-work-related activity do you use to define your sense of identity?

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Compared to the average person, how likely is it that you would turn on a friend?

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Which of these items would you feel naked without?

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What reason would you cite for not adopting a dog?

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