Selection Quiz for Choosing a Dog
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Selection Quiz for Choosing a Dog - quiz paper with pencilOur selection quiz for choosing a dog is designed to help you determine what your lifestyle is like, so that you can narrow down the vast number of breeds available when choosing to a manageable group of likely candidates.

This quiz is designed to be printed out and then taken.

Because this quiz is designed to help you carefully think through what is important to you and your family when choosing breeds and the breed traits to consider before making your selection, it is designed to be printed out and taken when you can devote some time and perhaps share the questions with your family.

After you take the quiz, you will find the answers and some suggestions about the next steps to take in your quest of choosing your perfect family dog.

The goal here is to find the right breed for your family based on what you and your family are already doing, so that the transition of bringing dogs into your life will be pleasant and fun. Proper selection is extremely important. We want to make sure that you are making the very best selection that will be the perfectmatch for you.

This selection quiz for choosing dogs will help you consider the requirements that different dogs need and what you are willing and able to commit to beforehand, so that you can search with this information in mind.

Please take this quiz, and be extremely honest with yourself in the process. You might discover something that you were not aware of as you are taking the selection questionnaire. Steering an answer to get the result you think you want will only do you and your future companion a disservice in the long run.

Print out our selection quiz, and be honest while choosing your answers. Circle the best answer for each question, and after you are finished, then click on the link at the bottom of the page to find out what your answers indicate, which will help you greatly in the selection process. Here is an easier format to use for printing.

GREAT! Let's get started.

Quiz Q.1- Why do you want a dog? (circle all that apply):

Quiz Q.2- What is your lifestyle like? (circle all that apply):

Quiz Q.3- How do you like dogs to relate to you and others? (Circle the best answer):

Quiz Q.4- What is your living environment like? (circle one):

Quiz Q.5- Can your finances support caring for dogs? (circle one):

Quiz Q.6- How committed can you be to your dog? (check one):

Other considerations:

The selection process can seem daunting, but the time you take now while thinking through what you really want will make choosing the best puppy for your family something that will make you happy for many years ahead. Happy choosing!


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Choosing perfect dogs for your family starts with being honest about your answers to our selection quiz questions. Once you know what is truly important to you and your family, your real search can then begin!

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