How To Choose a Dog? - Test

What Dog Breed Is Ideal for You?

We hope that this small test will be useful in choosing the most suitable dog breed for you. There are several simple questions, which will help you to analyze your lifestyle and to think about what dog is really for you. Put 5 points for every answer from the left column, 3 points for the answer from the central column and 1 point from the right column.

Do you buy (adopt) a dog for the first time?

No, I've always had a dogI grew up with the dog, but had no it since thenYes, I'm a complete beginner
Most dog breeds are suitable for you.

Think about Border Collie, German Shepherd, Mongrel, Parson Russel Terrier.

Many dog breeds are suitable for you.

Think about Collie, English Setter, Tsverkschnauzer.

Be careful when choose a dog.

Think about Boston Terrier, Golden Retriever, Pug, Schipperke, Tibetan Spaniel.

Do you have the other pets?

No, I want only dogI have a catI have several pets

Most dog breeds are suitable for you.

Think about Australian Heeler, Bull Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier.

Limited dog choice.

Think about Border Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Pekinese, Shih Tzu.

Don't forget that dogs need your attention.

Think about Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Clumber Spaniel, Coton de Tulear, Italian Spinone.

Are you or your family members allergic to animals' fur?

No, I have no allergyOne of the family members is a bit allergicI have severe allergy

Most dog breeds are suitable for you.

Think about Russian Wolfhound, Neapolitan Mastiff, Bobtail.

Many dog breeds are suitable for you, but not all of them.

Think about Airedale Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frise, Irish Water Spaniel, Wire Fox Terrier.

Too limited dog choice.

Think about Chinese Crested Dog, Curly-Coated Retriever, Labradoodle, Portuguese Water Dog.

Do you have children? Are you planning to have a family?

No, I live aloneNo, there are two of usYes, I have children and we are planning to have more

Most dog breeds are suitable for you.

Think about Bichon Frise, English Bulldog, Scottish (Gordon) Setter, Irish Setter.

Most dog breeds are suitable for you.

Think about Australian Shepherd, Beauceron, Papillon Dog, Whippet.

Be careful when choose a dog.

Think about Beagle, Bearded Collie, English Toy Spaniel, Tsverkshnauzer.

So, you have answered all the questions. Counted up points? Now let's see the results.

15 points
and more
Many dog breeds are suitable for you. You can have a dog as to your lifestyle.
10-15 pointsThere is a suitable dog for you, but you need to choose the breed carefully according to your needs.
5-10 pointsYou may have a good few of difficulties when adopt a dog. Some breeds are more suitable for you than the other ones.
Less than
5 points
You shouldn't adopt a dog if you have not enough time for it. The choice of dog breeds is small for you. Give serious thought before adopting a dog.

Read also about the smartest dog breeds.


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