Which Hybrid Dog Breed Should You Adopt?

ANIMALS

By: Mark Lichtenstein

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Sometimes one look into a dog’s eyes and you’re hooked. There is no other dog for you in the world but this one.

But if you’re not a purely emotional decision maker, you’ll want to consider some challenges your home or household may have adding a canine companion prior to finding that perfect pooch. For instance, if you have a small apartment and a large dog and no yard to exercise it, you may find your adopted puppy has behavior problems because of its lack of exercise and stimulation. If you have toddlers, a high-energy dog may knock them over when the doorbell rings because they are so excited to be the first at the door. And if you’ve had a dog or know people with dogs who constantly complain about daily vacuuming and sweeping due to shedding, you might want to find a dog that doesn’t shed.

Fortunately, there are hybrid dog breeds that give you the best of both breeds. So, if you have a small apartment or a small child, you may want a small breed that doesn’t shed, or may cause allergies in your family members. Then there are those people who want a big dog, so they feel safe jogging around town with a strong, powerful companion, one that is a protector yet gentle and cuddly with the entire family. Then there are people who want a companion that has high energy and can keep up with their pace and lifestyle (and will tire out the kids). There is a hybrid breed just for you, too. Take this quiz and learn more. Your cuddly canine is waiting.


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Where would you walk your dog?

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Who will share walking duties with you?

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Do you like to go for bike rides?

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Do you fish?

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Do you have any kids?

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Do you have allergies?

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Do you want to impress people with your dog?

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Which of these is closest to describing your industry?

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How many dogs have you owned thusfar?

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How many times a day are you willing to walk your dog?

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How consistent will you be about disciplining your dog?

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What is the single most important command your dog can learn?

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Do you plan on creating an Instagram account for your dog?

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What will you plan to do with your dog when you go on vacation?

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If your dog gets aggressive with someone, what will you say to the object of your dog's ire?

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How would you discipline your dog if it bit the hand of a person you were fine with petting it?

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Leaving aside dogs, what other pets have you owned?

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Do you want a dog for protection?

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What will you look for in a dog food?

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Are you worried about your dog going blind?

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How long do you want your dog to live?

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