Dog Breed Selector

Put your personal canine matchmaker to work! Do you want a pup to run along by your side in the city, or have you always wanted a reason to hang up a “beware of dog” sign? Answer the questions below and let the Dog Breed Selector find you the perfect match!

(Click on any question mark icon for more info.)

Training (?)

How much training do you plan to give your dog?

None

Manners only

Basic obedience

Advanced obedience

Check here if you have ever trained a dog to be well-behaved.

Exercise (?)

How much time could you spend exercising your dog?

Whatever the dog needs

Less than 20 minutes a day

20 to 30 minutes a day

More than an hour a day

Grooming (?)

How much time would you be willing to spend grooming your dog?

Whatever the dog needs

Once a week for a few minutes

A few times/week, 10 mins. each time

Twice a week, 30 minutes each time

Professional Grooming (?)

Would you be willing to provide professional grooming for your dog?

No

Yes, once or twice a year

Yes, every three months or more

Independence (?)

Approximately how much time will your dog spend alone?

Less than 4 hours a day

4 to 8 hours a day

More than 8 hours a day

Friendliness (?)

How would you prefer the dog to react when strangers come into his territory?

Very wary of strangers

Reserved with strangers

Friendly with strangers

Dominance (?)

To be happy and compatible together, you and your dog should have similar dominance levels. It is important that you assess yourself accurately and honestly in this regard and rank yourself on a scale of 1 (very easy-going) to 10 (very commanding).
Primary Care-giver

Secondary Care-giver

People (?)

Family members or regular visitors (check any that apply):

Small children

Older children

Elderly persons

Animals (?)

Other pets (check any that apply):

Other dogs

Cats

Other non-canines

Outdoor Space (?)

No outdoor yard

Small outdoor yard

Average-size yard

Large yard

Acreage

Climate (?)

Moderate (rarely cold or hot)

Usually warm to very hot

Usually cool to very cold

Cold winters and warm summers

Activities (?)

Select any activities that you plan to do with your dog:
Jogging

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Companion Dog

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Competitive Obedience

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Herding

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Retrieving

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Watch Dog

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Agility Competition

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Hunting

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Performing Tricks

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Tracking

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Search and Rescue

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Guarding

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Weight Pulling

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Water Rescue

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Snow Sled Pulling

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Pointing

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Lure Coursing

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Schutzhund

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Assistance Dog / Guide for Blind

Don’t Care

Desired

Important

Sighting

Don’t Care

Desired

Important





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