From large and quiet to small and rambunctious - dogs come in every shape, size, and temperament. So get ready to make the process of finding a new four-legged friend a little easier by using our dog breed selector tool. Note that not all dog breeds will be available or common in all countries. Fill out the below fields and find your new best friend:

Size (select all that apply)

Coat (select all that apply)

Appearance (select all that apply)

Friendliness (select all that apply)

Refers to how the dog will respond to strangers who come into the dog's territory.

Independence

On average, how much time do you think your dog will have to be alone?

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Some dogs are very people-oriented. If left by themselves too long, they can become bored, lonely and sometimes destructive. Other dogs are very self-sufficient. They can get along just fine on their own for quite a while.

Compatibility

The easiest way to make sure that you and your new best friend are compatible is to let us know who's really in charge. All you need to do is rank yourself on a scale of 1 (very easygoing) to 10 (very commanding).

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A dominant person is someone who is firm, commanding, in charge.

A less dominant person will be more easy going, gentle, mellow; someone who "goes with the flow".
 
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A dominant person is someone who is firm, commanding, in charge.

A less dominant person will be more easy going, gentle, mellow; someone who "goes with the flow".
 

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Training and Exercise

Have much training would you like to give your dog?
Have you ever trained a dog to be well behaved?
How much time each day do you want to spend exercising your dog?
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  • Less than 30 minutes
  • 30 minutes to an hour
  • An hour or more

Grooming

How much time each week do you want to spend grooming your dog?
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Grooming includes brushing the coat, clipping the nails, brushing the teeth, and cleaning the ears.

Shorthaired breeds require much less coat grooming than longhaired breeds.
  • A few minutes
  • Up to 30 minutes
  • An hour or more
Would you be willing to provide professional grooming for your dog?

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Cost for professional grooming may range anywhere from about $18 to $100 depending on how much work your dogs coat needs.

Some groomers include 2 shampoos and a creme rinse, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and anal sac expression in their grooming package.

Housing

Outdoor Space
Climate
The dog will be living with, or will have as regular visitors: (Check all that apply)

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Some breeds are too rambunctious to be around small children (8 or younger) or elderly persons.
Other pets in the household: (Check all that apply)

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Some breeds get along well with cats, but may treat small rodents and birds as prey.
Some breeds do better in a household without cats, and some do better without other dogs.

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Select any activities that you plan to do with your dog


Leisure

  • Jogging 
  • Performing Tricks 

Hunting/Outdoor

  • Hunting 
  • Sighting  
  • Tracking  
  • Pointing  
  • Retrieving  

Competitive

  • Agility Competition 
  • Competitive Obedience 
  • Lure Coursing 
  • Schutzhund 
  • Weight Pulling 
  • Herding 

Specialties

  • Snow Sled Pulling 
  • Companion Dog 
  • Assistance/Guide for blind 
  • Watchdog 
  • Guarding 
  • Search & Rescue 
  • Water rescue 

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