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Deciding what breed of dog to get is as important as deciding whether to get a dog in the first place. Each breed has its own unique temperament, appearance, activity level and set of needs. Discover which breed is best for you by answering the questions below.

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What size dog would you like? What size dog would you like?
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  • Large to Giant (27Kg +)
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  • Medium (11kg - 27kg)
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  • Small (under 11kg)
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Question 2/14
What type of coat would you like your dog to have? What type of coat would you like your dog to have?
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  • Long
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  • Medium
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  • Short or hairless
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  • Curly, wired or coarse
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Question 3/14
How important is low shedding to you? How important is low shedding to you?
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  • I don’t mind shedding.
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  • A moderate amount shedding is okay but not a lot.
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  • I prefer a dog that doesn’t shed much.
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Question 4/14
How much time can you dedicate to brushing and grooming your dog? How much time can you dedicate to brushing and grooming your dog?
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  • I prefer a dog that doesn't need much brushing and grooming at all.
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  • I love fluffy dogs and won't mind brushing and grooming my dog several times a week.
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  • Not much time. Once a week is enough brushing/grooming.
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  • I don't mind - whatever the dog needs.
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Question 5/14
How much time will you be able to invest in training your dog? How much time will you be able to invest in training your dog?
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  • I will train my dog every day for as long as I can.
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  • I will take my dog to dog training once a week.
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  • I will take my dog to puppy school but not much more.
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  • I don't really care about training my dog.
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Question 6/14
Every dog barks, some more than others, and some howl. How much barking can you tolerate? Every dog barks, some more than others, and some howl. How much barking can you tolerate?
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  • I want a dog to watch and guard so accept the barking that might come with it.
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  • Barking doesn't bother me too much so it's not an issue.
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  • I prefer a dog that won't bark too much, please.
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  • I can't tolerate barking or any noise
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Question 7/14
How would you like your dog to be in terms of its independence, need for affection and attention? How would you like your dog to be in terms of its independence, need for affection and attention?
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  • I prefer an independent dog that won't want much attention from me.
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  • I want a dog with an independent spirit that loves human affection.
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  • I would like to be the centre of my dog's universe.
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  • I prefer a dependent dog but I am not really into cuddles and affection.
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Question 8/14
How much money are you willing to spend each week to feed your dog? How much money are you willing to spend each week to feed your dog?
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  • $10
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  • $25
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  • $35
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  • More than $35
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Question 9/14
What are the main reasons that you are choosing to get a dog? What are the main reasons that you are choosing to get a dog?
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  • Companionship at home
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  • A friend for the kids
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  • To guard my house and family
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  • An active mate to join me in my outdoor activities
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Question 10/14
How much time can you spend exercising your dog (including walking, running & playing)? How much time can you spend exercising your dog (including walking, running & playing)?
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  • At least 60 minutes per day
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  • Around 40 minutes per day
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  • Around 20 minutes per day
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  • I'm unable to take my dog out for exercise or play every single day
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Question 11/14
How much will your dog be involved in your social activities? How much will your dog be involved in your social activities?
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  • We have a very active social life and are rarely at home. We would like our dog to come with us almost everywhere.
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  • We are fairly active and will involve our dog where possible, but it can't come everywhere.
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  • We often stay home but enjoy going out once in a while. Our dog will stay at home though.
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  • We like to stay at home and rarely go out.
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Question 12/14
What is the size of your property? What is the size of your property?
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  • Large property with lots of space and a large outdoor area for the dog
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  • Free-standing house with a garden and some distance to our neighbours.
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  • House/apartment with some outdoor space (garden, terrace, large balcony) in a densely populated area.
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  • Apartment without any outside area and with neighbours close by.
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Question 13/14
Where do you envisage your dog spending most of its time including sleeping? Where do you envisage your dog spending most of its time including sleeping?
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  • Our dog will live inside and/or outside, but sleep outside.
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  • Our dog will live mainly outside but sleep inside.
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  • Our dog will live and sleep inside on its own bed.
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  • Realistically? Our dog will live inside and will sleep in our bed.
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How often will there be someone at home with the dog? How often will there be someone at home with the dog?
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  • I am out and about a lot. My dog should be happy to spend the day by itself.
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  • My dog will need to be happy to be by itself for 4-5 hours. I may be out for long periods but will engage external carers (doggy daycare/ sitter, dog walker).
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  • There will be someone at home most of the time.
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