It’s time for the dog lovers to shine! How are you guys doing? If you’re here about to take this quiz, you’ve probably wondered at some point: which dog breed fits your personality the best? Are you a faithful German Shepherd, or maybe a prissy Poodle? You don’t have to wonder anymore – if you take the quiz we prepared, you will find your doggo personality in no time!
Did you know that the dog is a descendant of the wolf? It’s hard to believe sometimes, isn’t it? The dog is derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern wolf is the dog’s nearest living relative (a cousin, you could say). The dog was the first species to be domesticated by humans. Most scientists agree it happened between 9000 and 34000 years old.
Recent research suggests that humans first domesticated dogs approximately 6,400-14,000 years ago when an original wolf population split into East and West Eurasian wolves. Those two groups were domesticated separately and gave birth to two distinct dog populations before becoming extinct.
Dogs that remained in East Eurasia may have been domesticated first by Paleolithic humans in Southern China, whereas other dogs followed human tribes further west to European lands. According to genetic studies, the mitochondrial genomes of all modern dogs are most closely related to canids from Europe.
The unique relationship between dogs and humans can be traced back to when people first started living in groups. Humans provided dogs with shelter, food, safety, and more chances for breeding, while dogs helped people with hunting, tracking, and guiding their possessions and were also companions. Evidence found suggests that humans didn’t value their pets only in a utilitarian sense, but also bonded with them emotionally.
Regardless of the precise history of dog domestication, dogs have learned to adapt to human needs. In comparison to wolves, dogs became more respectful of social hierarchies, recognized humans as pack leaders, became more obedient, and developed skills to effectively inhibit their impulses. They even altered their barking to better communicate with humans.
There are many various dog breeds and many breed types. The American Kennel Club classifies dog breeds into seven different groups. These groups are herding dogs, hounds, sporting dogs, non-sporting dogs, terriers, toy dogs, and working dogs. Let’s talk about some of these groups.
Herding breeds all have an instinctual ability to control the movement of other animals. They are also known as shepherd dogs, stock dogs, or sheepdogs. These breeds were developed to gather, herd and protect livestock. The herding instinct in these breeds is so strong that these dogs have been known to gently herd their owners.
Collie and German Shepherd both are herding dogs. Collies are smart, quick learners, and easy to train. They enjoy being around children and their favorite people. They’re also very athletic and agile.
The German Shepherd can learn skills and commands for a wide variety of purposes, and they carry themselves with confidence and focus. They form deep bonds with their people. German Shepherds are great protective dogs.
Hounds are hunting dogs used by their owners to track or chase prey. Some of them can track the scent for miles. Others have a lot of stamina and are able to chase prey for a long time. Some hounds share the distinct ability to produce a unique sound known as baying.
Beagles and Dachshunds are some of the breeds that belong to the hound group. Beagles were bred to hunt in packs, so they enjoy being with others and are great family pets. They are loving, happy, and playful. Dachshunds are small dogs with big personalities. They are brave, loyal, and a little bit stubborn.
Sporting dogs were first developed to help hunters locate or retrieve game. There are four basic types of sporting dogs, which are spaniels, pointers, retrievers, and setters. Known for their superior instincts in water and woods, many of these breeds enjoy hunting and other field activities. Cocker Spaniel and Golden Retriever both belong to this group.
Cocker Spaniel is a sweet, friendly dog; also highly trainable and a great companion. Cocker Spaniels love to exercise and play with kids. Golden Retriever is the ideal family dog – friendly and joyful. Golden Retrievers were bred to retrieve waterfowl over extended periods, so they maintain focus and enjoy being outdoors, including swimming.
Non-sporting dogs are made up of a diverse group of breeds with varying sizes, coats, personalities, and overall appearances. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds so it is hard to generalize about this group of dogs. French Bulldog, Chow Chow, and Dalmatian all belong to this group.
Terriers are bred to hunt, kill vermin, and protect their owners’ homes or barns. They vary in size from pretty small, such as the Norfolk, Cairn, or West Highland White Terrier, to the bigger Airedale Terrier. Terriers make great pets, but they do require determination on the part of the owner because they can be stubborn. They have high energy levels and require special grooming (known as “stripping”) to maintain a characteristic appearance.
Are you ready to find out what kind of dog are you the most like? Don’t waste time and get to the questions! See what kind of dog breed fits your personality the best.
How many questions are there?
There are 20 questions.
What options can you get?
Border Collie, German Shepherd, Poodle, Basenji, Golden Retriever
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