Choose the right Dog Breed for you!

Find Your Perfect Breed Dog
This Dog Breed Test from Animal Planet is my favourite test as it give you pictures of the dogs suitable for you as you go through each question. As you answer each question - for example "How often can you play with your dog?" the number of pictures of dogs is reduced and they are all so cute!! By doing this it educates you as you go along as to why each dog would or would not be suitable for you.

Dog Years Calculator
Are you treating your dog right for it's age? The years go by quickly sometimes we forget they may be 70 in human years!!! Try our Dog Years Calculator and find out!

 

Selectapet
Easy 17 questions multiple choice test that asks some very important questions to help you choose the right dog breed for you. How much time can you spend on the dog? How much money can you spend on food and grooming? Do you have kids or elderly living with you?

Pedigree Select a Dog Quiz - 17 multiple choice questions

Pedigree Find Your Perfect Breed Test - 17 multiple choice questions - shows you pictures of the "winning" breeds at the end of the test with a link to information on each breed.

Quiz: Which Dog Is Right for Your Family? Family orientated quiz with 10 multiple choice questions.


Top 5 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. and their Famous Dog Counterparts
What are the Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.? According to dog registration statistics collected by the American Kennel Club these are the most popular dogs in the U.S.
Click here for a list of the Top 173 dog breeds in the U.S. and their Famous Dog Counterparts

Labrador Retriever Dogs 1. Labrador Retrievers
This dog is great with children - friendly, devoted and obedient. Loves to swim and needs daily exercise and mental challenges. They like living indoors with the family but will also be active in the yard.
Famous Counterpart: Brian Griffin voiced by Seth MacFarlane from the TV series Family Guy is a White Labrador Retriever
Brain Griffin from the TV series Family Guy is a White Labrador Retriever
German Shepherd Dogs 2. German Shepherd Dogs
A highly intelligent dog the German Shepherd is devoted and faithful and an excellent working dog. Wary of strangers and protective of the family. Needs regular exercise and brushing.
Famous Counterpart: The Original Rin Tin Tin starred in 27 Hollywood Films
The Original Rin Tin Tin German Shepherd
Beagle Dog 3. Beagles
A great dog with kids, needs companionship as it was bred as a pack hunter. Gentle, tolerant and playful especially if given regular exercise. Enjoys the outdoors and trails and likes to howel.
Famous Counterpart: Beloved Snoopy from the cartoon stip Peanuts by Charles M. Shultz
Snoopy from Peanuts - Famous Beagle Dog
Golden Retriever Dog 4. Golden Retrievers
This dog needs mental and physical stimulation so enjoys dog training and playing games such as retrieving objects. It is a devoted and obedient friend and great family dog. Needs daily exercise and human interaction.
Famous Counterpart: Speedy from The Drew Carey Show is a Golden Retriever
Speedy from The Drew Carey Show - Golden Retriever
Yorkshire Terrier Dog 5. Yorkshire Terriers
Despite its small size it can be agressive towards strange dogs and small animals and may bark a lot. Inquisitive it enjoys adventure and likes to keep busy. Needs to live indoors and go for short walks. Hypo-allergenic.
Famous Counterpart: Supermodel Miranda Kerr and her favorite companion Frankie the Yorkshire Terrier can be seen walking the streets of NYC together
Miranda Kerr with her Yorkshire Terrier Frankie
Click here for a list of the Top 173 dog breeds in the U.S. and their Famous Dog Counterparts


Is your Dog a Mutt, Mongrel, Hybrid, Crossbreed, A Bitsa?

Why would you want to know - besides curiousity I mean? It can help you to understand their behaviors - digging, herding, barking? It can also help you to know what diseases your dog will be suseptible to, what kind of training would suit your dog and what kind of exercise and nutrition your dog needs, what weight they should be. If you want to breed your dog find out about their potential mates! Get a Mixed Breed Identification DNA Test and find out!!!

Advance Mixed Breed Identification DNA Test Report will tell you:

  • Your dog's genetic family tree back to their great grandparents
  • Detailed histories and descriptions of each breed detected in your dog's ancestry
  • An adult genetic weight prediction
  • Recommended food and feeding guide for your mixed breed dog

Optimal Selection™ Genetic Breeding Analysis - For Breeders
Optimal Selection is a tool to help breeders choose more optimal pairings by using cutting edge genetic technology to look beyond pedigrees, examine the chromosomes of potential breeding matches, and make more educated selections. The primary objective of Optimal Selection is to help breeders make better breeding decisions based on science.

Wisdom Panel Mixed Breed DNA Test Kit:
Probably the easiest to use as only requires you to collect a sample from inside the dogs cheek rather than a blood test. You buy the kit and then mail it to the laboratory in the postage-paid envelope and receive the test back within 3 weeks.

Wisdom Panel Mixed Breed is a simple DNA test that helps reveal the breeds in a dog’s ancestry. Finding out a dog’s breed makeup does more than just satisfy curiosity. With knowledge of the breed mix, including physical and behavioral traits, you can work with a veterinarian to develop a more targeted care plan for your dog. This one-time investment helps owners feel confident they are providing their dog with the best care possible.

Do You have Pets? - What will happen to your pets in a disaster? Try the Humane Society Disaster Preparedness Quiz and see if you are ready.

About Dogs

The dog is a mammal in the order Carnivora. Dogs were domesticated from wolves as recently as 15,000 years ago, or perhaps as early as 100,000 years ago based upon recent genetic fossil and DNA evidence. New evidence suggests that dogs were first domesticated in East Asia, possibly China, and the first peoples to enter North America took dogs with them from Asia. Genetic research has identified 14 ancient dog breeds, with the oldest being the Chow Chow, Shar Pei, Akita Inu, Shiba Inu and Basenji. Because many of the 14 breeds are associated with China and Japan, the theory that the dog originated in Asia seems to be likely. Over time, the dog has developed into hundreds of breeds with a great degree of variation. For example, heights at the withers range from just a few inches (such as the Chihuahua) to roughly three feet (such as the Irish Wolfhound), and colors range from white to black, with reds, grays (usually called blue), and browns occurring in a tremendous variation of patterns.

Dogs, like humans, are highly social animals and this similarity in their overall behavioral pattern accounts for their trainability, playfulness, and ability to fit into human households and social situations. This similarity has earned dogs a unique position in the realm of interspecies relationships. The loyalty and devotion that dogs demonstrate as part of their natural instincts as pack animals closely mimics the human idea of love and friendship, leading many dog owners to view their pets as full-fledged family members. Conversely, dogs seem to view their human companions as members of their pack, and make few, if any, distinctions between their owners and fellow dogs. Dogs fill a variety of roles in human society and are often trained as working dogs. For dogs that do not have traditional jobs, a wide range of dog sports provide the opportunity to exhibit their natural skills. In many countries, the most common and perhaps most important role of dogs is as companions. Dogs have lived with and worked with humans in so many roles that their loyalty has earned them the unique sobriquet "man's best friend" Conversely, some cultures consider dogs to be unclean. In some cultures, certain types of dog may be used as food.