Breed Match

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Choosing the right dog for your family is a big decision. Take our dog breed selector quiz to find the ideal dog breeds for your home, lifestyle and family.

Your Living Space

1. What type of home/living space do you have?

It's bigger than a closet, so I call it an apartment

"Cozy" House

Large House

2. How big is your yard?

None—but my NEXT house will have a yard


Medium (mowing doesn't take all day)

Large enough to help me forget I've got neighbors

3. Where is your home?


Suburb or small town

Rural retreat (listen, you can hear the grass growing)

4. Are you able to keep a dog secure?




People At Home

5. For how long would your dog be alone each week?

Not at all

10–20 hours

20–40 hours

More than 40 hours

6. Do elderly or disabled people stay with you?





7. What is your age group?

10–19 years

20–39 years

40–59 years

Over 60

8. What is the age of the youngest child living in or regularly visiting your home?

No children

Under 5 years

Ages 6 to 11

Over 12

9. How active are you?


Not very active

Moderately active

Very active

10. How energetic should your dog be?

"You don't really expect me to fetch that ball, do you?"

"Let's play catch—but don't make me run around too much"

"This is fun, throw the ball again!"

"Why are you stopping? We've only been playing for 3 hours!"

Energy Level

11. How much daily exercise will you give your dog?

None, I'm basically a couch potato

30 minutes

1 hour

More than 1 hour

Pet Care

12. What size dog are you looking for?

Toy: Compact enough to call my lap "home"



Large enough for people to say, "Now THAT's a dog!"


I don't care

13. How much money are you willing to spend each week to feed your dog?




More than $35

14. How long do you want your dog's coat to be?






I don't care

15. How often will your dog be groomed each week?


Let's not go overboard, once a week should do it

Two or three times a week

Every day (I'm a neat freak—and proud of it!)

16. Do you want a dog that will protect your property?

No, I'm looking for a cream puff

He should bark loud enough to make strangers think twice

Yes, I want a "Beware of Dog" dog

17. Have you owned a dog before?