Dog Breed Selector Free Test Quiz Online
Choose the right Dog Breed for you!
Find Your Perfect Breed Dog
This Dog Breed Test from Animal Planet is my favorite 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!
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.
- - 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.
Pet Selector Test
What pet is best for you? 12 question Free Test and Quiz Online
Is your Dog a Mutt, Mongrel, Hybrid, Crossbreed, A Bitsa?
Why would you want to know - besides curiosity 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 susceptible 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!!!
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.
Top 173 dog breeds in the U.S.
Top 173 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.
|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
|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
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
|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
|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
Excellent with children, rather mellow and friendly and usually good with other pets. Likes to please but has a stubborn streak. Can't swim and only suitable for short walks. Can't swim. Folds in the face need to be cleaned daily.
Famous Counterpart: Hector from Looney Tunes
Great for an active family it is playful, outgoing and attentive. Obediant but can be stubborn and makes a good watchdog. Likes to run and enjoys the outdoors and the house but feels the heat.
Poodles are excellent with children and playful and full of life. They are obedient and one of the smartest dogs but are wary of strangers. Need daily walks and enjoys swimming. Needs daily brushing. Hypo-allergenic.
Famous Counterpart: Marilyn Monroe received a poodle as a gift from Frank Sinatra. She named it Mafia.
They like to join in family activity and are good with children in their family but may snap or be reserved with strangers. Curous they like to hunt and dig. They can be exercised with games in the yard and moderate walks.
They are popular for their ability to protect and tend to be domineering and wary towards strangers. If the family is being threatened may be overly protective. Is sometimes known to try and "herd" children.
|11. Shih Tzu
This small dog is affectionate and good with children. Gentle but lively this dog enjoys playing. It does have a stubborn streak and can be quite tough. Needs short daily walks. Dislikes hot humid weather.
Famous Counterpart: Nicole Ritchie's Shih Tzu Honeychild
|12. Miniature Schnauzers
A playful good companion, well mannered and good with children. May chase other animals. Clever, inquisitive but sometimes stubborn and may bark a lot. Needs moderate walks and plays in the yard. Hypo-allergenic.
|13. Doberman Pinschers
An intelligent and capable guard dog and protective of family the dog likes to please its owner. Needs daily physical and mental stimulation otherwise it may become destructive. Likes to share the family home.
This tiny dog is highly devoted to a single person and reserved with strangers. Some are bold and protective and others are timid. An indoor dog dislikes the cold but enjoys going on outings.
|15. German Shorthaired Pointers
This active dog likes to hunt and may become frustrated if not given enough mental and physical stimulation. May be aggressive with small pets and too boisterous for small children but a devoted family dog.
|16. Siberian Huskies
A good social household dog that thrives on companionship from humans or other dogs but may chase cats and livestock. Fun-loving and mischievious some like to dig, chew and howel.
A small dog with a friendly temperament the Pomeranian is obedient and good with children. It is friendly towards strangers and other pets. Needs to live indoors but requires daily walking and mental stimulation.
|18. French Bulldogs
Playful and entertaining for the family, sweet and friendly. This dog likes clowning around as well as cuddling and napping. Only needs a short walk. Dislikes hot humid weather and can't swim. Snores and wheezes!
|19. Great Danes
Good with children although its size may may overwhelm small children. A relaxed easygoing manner is friendly towards other pets. Responds well to training and needs daily training and part of time indoors.
Famous Counterpart: Scooby Doo from the cartoon Scooby Doo by Hanna Barbara
|20. Shetland Sheepdogs
An obedient fast learner this dog is devoted to and attached to its family. Great with kids it enjoys companionship but may be reserved with strangers. Intelligent, sensitive and a fast learner.
21. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
22. Boston Terriers
24. Australian Shepherds
25. Pembroke Welsh Corgis
27. Cocker Spaniels
29. English Springer Spaniels
33. American English Coonhounds
34. Bernese Mountain Dogs
35. West Highland White Terriers
39. Bichons Frises
41. Basset Hounds
42. Miniature Pinschers
44. Rhodesian Ridgebacks
45. Border Collies
46. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
49. St. Bernards
50. Chinese Shar-Pei
51. Bull Terriers
52. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
53. Shiba Inu
54. Scottish Terriers
55. Airedale Terriers
56. Portuguese Water Dogs
58. Alaskan Malamutes
59. Cairn Terriers
60. Australian Cattle Dogs
61. Chinese Crested
62. Lhasa Apsos
63. English Cocker Spaniels
65. Italian Greyhounds
66. Dogues de Bordeaux
67. Cane Corso
68. Chow Chows
70. Irish Setters
71. Great Pyrenees
72. American Staffordshire Terriers
74. Belgian Malinois
75. German Wirehaired Pointers
76. Staffordshire Bull Terriers
77. Brussels Griffons
78. Japanese Chin
79. Irish Wolfhounds
80. Border Terriers
81. Cardigan Welsh Corgis
82. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs
83. Bouviers des Flandres
84. Old English Sheepdogs
85. Silky Terriers
86. Tibetan Terriers
87. English Setters
88. Afghan Hounds
89. Norwich Terriers
90. Flat-Coated Retrievers
91. Standard Schnauzers
92. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons
94. Gordon Setters
95. Giant Schnauzers
96. Norwegian Elkhounds
97. Parson Russell Terriers
99. Welsh Terriers
100. Wire Fox Terriers
101. Toy Fox Terriers
104. Finnish Lapphunds
106. Cesky Terriers
107. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
108. Belgian Tervuren
109. Black and Tan Coonhounds
110. Neapolitan Mastiffs
111. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs
112. Bearded Collies
113. Smooth Fox Terriers
114. Tibetan Spaniels
116. American Eskimo Dogs
118. Belgian Sheepdogs
119. Manchester Terriers
120. Norfolk Terriers
121. Australian Terriers
122. Tibetan Mastiffs
123. Spinoni Italiani
124. Kerry Blue Terriers
126. Redbone Coonhounds
127. Miniature Bull Terriers
128. Black Russian Terriers
129. English Toy Spaniels
130. Welsh Springer Spaniels
131. Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens
132. Irish Terriers
133. Clumber Spaniels
134. Bedlington Terriers
135. Lakeland Terriers
136. Bluetick Coonhounds
137. German Pinschers
138. Boykin Spaniels
141. Field Spaniels
142. Scottish Deerhounds
143. Icelandic Sheepdogs
146. Entlebucher Mountain Dogs
147. Irish Red and White Setters
149. Ibizan Hounds
150. Irish Water Spaniels
151. Pharaoh Hounds
153. Swedish Vallhunds
154. Curly-Coated Retrievers
157. American Water Spaniels
158. Glen of Imaal Terriers
159. Polish Lowland Sheepdogs
160. Dandie Dinmont Terriers
161. Sussex Spaniels
162. Pyrenean Shepherds
163. Sealyham Terriers
164. Skye Terriers
165. Norwegian Buhunds
167. Finnish Spitz
168. Canaan Dogs
170. Norwegian Lundehunds
171. English Foxhounds
173. American Foxhounds
A pet is an animal kept for companionship and enjoyment, as opposed to livestock, laboratory animals, working animals or sport animals, etc who are kept for economic reasons or to perform specific jobs. The most popular pets are noted for their loyal or playful characteristics, for their attractive appearance, for their song. Pets generally seem to provide their owners with non-trivial health benefits; keeping pets has been shown to help remove stress.  There is now a medically approved class of 'therapy animals', mostly dogs, who are brought to visit confined humans (some illnesses, age related disabilities, etc). Walking a dog can also provide its owner (as well as the dog) with exercise, fresh air, and social.
While in theory any animal might be a pet, in practice, only a small number of species of mammals, especially dogs and cats, and other small animals, such as birds, are practical for several reasons. Fish have joined them more recently. Aside from the obvious (eg, elephants being unsuited for small apartments), which species are suited for being pets is less easy to understand.
One answer seems to be that a pet must either be so small or easily controlled that its own behavioral tendencies are irrelevant, or the animal must be actually domesticable. Examples of the former are such things as fish (eg, small ones, even including carnivorous ones such as piranha), or small reptiles.
A few animals are capable of adapting to human requirements sufficiently closely as to be said to be domesticable. Dogs are the classic example of domesticated animals normally suited to being pets. The domestic dog is quite similar to the wolf (from which they are descended, as established by genetic analysis), but their physical form and behavior are characteristically different than wild wolves, more than because of mere differences in size and coat and coloring. Typically, this involves a changes in head and eye shape, likely because this is more appealing to humans (an extreme example of this is the appearance of nearly all stuffed animals (e.g. Teddy Bears or the fictional Ewoks of the Star Wars movies). On the behavioral side, characteristic domestic changes in dogs include what is, in effect, a prolonged infancy, and oddly, barking. Wolves are far less playful and don't bark, but a very long term Russian project bred foxes for a few generations from captive wild animals and got barking foxes rather unexpectedly. Domestic cats appear to be less changed by their association with humans (again, aside from coloration and fur issues) in comparison.