Dog Breed Selection System

The following 60 questions are written to help find your optimum choice of dog breeds.

On a scale of 1-6, please choose which statement is most appropriate (depending on degree).
If the statement without brackets very strongly applies, choose 1.
If the statement in brackets (the opposite) very strongly applies, choose 6.
Otherwise choose 2,3,4 or 5.


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The dog is immediately friendly to strangers (< shy around strangers, rejects strangers)

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The dog should be good for older people (< only good with young people around)

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The owner has children, dog must be able to handle children (< no children, contact to children negligible)

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The dog needs a lot of training, lots of time and energy (< easy to train, no big trouble)

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The dog is curious, likes to learn, enjoys variety (< indifferent, not interested)

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The owner likes a challenge, not easily upset, doesn?t mind boisterous dogs (< sensitive, needs harmony)

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The dog feels OK in a big noisy family (< prefers to live with only one person)

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The owner is sociable and outgoing (< prefers own company, introverted)

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The owner is always on the go, gets out and about a lot (< prefers to stay at home in front of the telly or with a good book)

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The owner likes to try anything new, needs a challenge (< prefers routine and the ?quiet life?

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The dog is not aggressive at all to strangers (< fierce towards strangers)

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The dog is active and hard to tire out (< not so active physically, small walks in the park)

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The dog likes to play and is very spontaneous (< serious, controlled)

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The owner is assertive, tough, consistent (< easy going, companionship)

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The dog is friendly and likes to be among people (< reserved, shy)

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The dog should be big and impressive, hard work is not a problem (< the dog should be small, not taxing)

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The owner has a big family and the dog should fit in (< not suitable for a family)

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The dog is spirited, tough and non-sensitive (< soft, sensitive)

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The dog needs sensitive and knowledgeable training (< straight forward, easy to understand)

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The owner has a lot of experience in training dogs and enjoys it (< the dog fits in, a beginner?s dog)

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The dog is basically suitable to children (< rather little contact with children)

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The owner knows how to deal with difficult dogs, has a good feeling (< prefers a dog which is no problem to train)

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The owner is physically active ? walking, jogging, outdoor activities (< unable to be physically active)

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The dog is lively and excitable (< quiet, not easily upset, tolerant)

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The dog shouldn?t run off or have a strong hunting instinct (< no problem if the dog goes its own way)

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The dog gets on with other dogs ( < aggressive towards other dogs)

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The dog needs lots of room to run around, the dog should be big (< not a lot of room, problem with neighbours, dog should be small)

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The dog should be a good guard dog (< less guard dog instinct)

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The dog is independent and has a mind of its own (< dependent, obedient, affectionate)

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The owner likes to walk a lot (< would rather stay at home)

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The owner wants a big dog and has the physical strength to keep one (< less physical strength, prefers smaller dog)

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The owner can deal with hairs and dirt from long haired dogs (< cannot cope with dog hairs)

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The dog is noisy, tough, boisterous (< wary, unforgiving)

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The dog?s body should be relatively longer as tall (< body seems short)

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Head should be long (< compact, small)

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The owner needs a dog to stand guard (< no need, everyone is welcome)

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A lot of red, brown or yellow in its coat (< none)

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The dog needs a lot of exercise, work or sport (< not very sporty)

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The dog has a wild boisterous temperament (< quiet, easy going)

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The dog has a long coat (< short coat)

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The dog should have a scraggly coat (< soft coat)

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Ears stand up (< ears which hang down)

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A lot of white in its coat (< none)

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Lots of money, time and energy to give to the dog (< little time, energy or money, easy to maintain)

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Tail up (< tail down)

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Coat one colour (< multicoloured)

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Coat needs a lot of care (< little care needed)

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Thick coat, needs more work. (< thin coat, less work)

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Coat with a lot of black (< none)

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Preferably a big dog, more attention necessary (< small dog)

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Curly coat (< straight coat)

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Suitable for children up to 8 years old (< not suitable)

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The dog should withstand cold weather (< likes warm weather)

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The dog can accept other animals, budgies, cats, hamsters, chickens etc. (< aggressive towards other animals)

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The owner has a lot of space, wants a big dog i.e. to protect ( < lives in the town, prefers a smaller dog)

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The owner thoroughly enjoys grooming (< finds grooming a pain)

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Preferably a light coloured coat (< dark coloured)

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The dog can be taken anywhere, to work, to an event? (< preferably a quiet life at home)

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The dogs needs a lot of room with free access to garden (< can cope with small space, i.e. block of flats, no garden)

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The dog loves water and swimming (< shy of water)

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The dog has big prominent eyes (< small, deep-set eyes)

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The dog likes to bark a lot, very communicative (< barks very little, quiet, reserved)

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The dog is suitable for 8-16 year olds (< not suitable)

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The dog keeps his head up by walking (< Head is down, likes to sniff)

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