Dog Breed Selector: Which Breed Are You? Take Our Quiz to Find Out!

Answer questions about yourself, and we’ll match the results to a specific breed. Pencils ready!

Are you loyal and lovable? Or do you tend to be more aloof and wary? Do you need constant stimulation or are you happy just hanging out on the couch?

If you were a dog, which breed would you be?

Take our quick little quiz to find out which dog breed you are the most like.

We’re gonna get analog here for a minute: Take out a paper and pen to keep track of your answers, and in the end we’ll help you tally them up. Remember when you would read magazines as a teenager and they would have those personality quizzes and you had to actually write down the answers? This is sort of like that. (Yes, I remember actual print magazines.)

(And remember … this is just for fun, folks!)

1. Where do you live?

A. In an apartment in the heart of a bustling downtown.

B. Out on a farm, surrounded by acres and acres of open land.

C. In a four bedroom home with a yard and white picket fence.

D. A fairytale castle in a mythical land.


“Yes, this is perfect.” Photo by The Posh Puppy Boutique

2. It’s a Friday night and — bonus! — it’s payday. What do you do for fun?

A. Call all of my friends for a night out dancing — maybe you’ll make meet some new people!

B. Curl up on the couch with a good book or your favorite movie.

C. Host a family night of baking cookies and playing boardgames.

D. Deposit most of your paycheck into a savings account, then spend the evening working on personal endeavors.

3. A friend of yours was just dumped by a significant other and is totally distraught about it. What do you do?

A. Rush over to your friend’s house with her favorite food and a bottle of wine, and spend all night cheering her up.

B. Offer your support but secretly hope she doesn’t take you up on it.

C. Poop on the offending (now ex-) significant other’s lawn.

D. Offer to begin an intense exercise regimen with her to get in shape to make her ex jealous.


“Tell me all your troubles. I have good hearing even if I don’t listen when you say, ‘Don’t eat the garbage.'” Photo by BlackburnPhoto

4. Another friend has a Groupon for two to go skydiving, you:

A. Are already out the door — it’s always been on your bucket list!

B. Say, “Oh heck no.”

C. Waver on the decision, and after some convincing from your friend, decide to do it.

D. Say, “Yes,” get on the plane, but chicken out at the last minute.

5. You decide to take yourself out on a self-care date. What do you do?

A. Head out to a fancy spa where they serve the customers champagne, and treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure.

B. Pack your backpack with water and snacks for a day of rigorous hiking.

C. Turn off your phone and spend the day hanging out at home — you’re always so busy, you never get to just lounge.

D. Take yourself out on a date to that new restaurant you’ve been eyeing — and you definitely order dessert.


“Do you like my mani-pedi? Or would it be a pedi-pedi? I don’t know for sure — I’m a dog!” Photo by meilani

Pencils down!

Answer time! If you picked:

A, D, B, B, B: You’re a Dachshund!

Your size makes you perfect for city dwelling, but that doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy a good day out in the wilderness. You’re bold and brave, but you don’t need a lot to be happy.

C, D, D, A, B: You’re a Rottweiler!

You have a reputation for being a tough guy, but you’re actually a very thoughtful person. You’re steadfast and focused, and you love a good work out.

B, C, D, A, A: You’re a Poodle!

You are elegant and you love the finer things in life. However, you’re not happy just hanging out and being pretty. You have a very active mind and spirit.


“As your attorney, I advise you to rent a very fast car with no top.” Photo: Poodle with goggles driving a sports car by Shutterstock

B, A, C, D, B: You’re a Boxer!

You might be called a “Boxer,” but you don’t actually like to fight. You’d much rather hang out and chill with your family, doing something outdoors or relaxing at home.

A, A, A, C, A: You’re a Yorkshire Terrier!

You are petite and dainty and you don’t care if you’re “high maintenance” — in fact, you’re proud of it! But you’re not just another pretty face, you’re feisty and spunky as well.

A, B, B, B, D: You’re a Bulldog!

You love to just hang out. You don’t need to live in a fancy house — an apartment in the city is just perfect for you. A walk around the block satisfies your need for exercise, but you’d much rather chill out on the couch.


“Kiss me, I’m a Bulldog.” Photo: A cute Bulldog by Shutterstock

B, D, C, D, B: You’re a Beagle!

You love hanging out with your family doing outdoorsy activities, but you’re also flexible enough to be happy in an apartment. You’re occasionally stubborn, but mostly chill.

C, A, A, D, C: You’re a Golden Retriever!

You are happy-go-lucky, cheerful, energetic, and friendly. You’re loyal to your family and friends, and will drop anything to help out someone you love.

B, D, D, A, B: You’re a German Shepherd!

You might seem fierce and tough, but you really love to be around people. However, you also keep focused on the important stuff, like planning for the future.

D, A, A, D, D: You’re a Labrador Retriever!

There’s a reason you’re one of the most popular breeds ever. You’re fun-loving and friendly and whimsical. You also have a bad habit of eating anything even remotely edible.