Quiz: Which dog is right for you?

Considering getting a furry companion? Before choosing a dog, find out which breed matches your personality and lifestyle best

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“; q6[1] = “Poor. Unless walking from my car to work counts as exercise.”; q6[2] = “Good. It’s hard not to be active with young kids running around.”; q6[3] = “Great. I’m even training for a half marathon.”; q6[4] = “Good. I have a personal trainer.”; q7[0] = “Training a dog sounds…

“; q7[1] = “Fun for the whole family. It’ll be a good way for the kids to get to know the new dog.”; q7[2] = “Hard but I’ll invest in some classes.”; q7[3] = “Fun, I had dogs growing up.”; q7[4] = “Challenging. This will be my first pet since I was a kid.”; q8[0] = “How much space do you have?

“; q8[1] = “A big house with a fairly large yard.”; q8[2] = “Average house, average sized yard.”; q8[3] = “No yard but I live near a few parks and trails.”; q8[4] = “No yard but my living room might be considered big.”; q9[0] = “What kind of dog do you want?

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Dog recommendation: Border Collie
You might also like: Boxer or Weimaraner

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You need a dog who will be able to match your energy level and enthusiasm for the outdoors, as well as provide companionship.

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“Border Collies are a high-energy medium size dogs who love to work and are super-trainable and intelligent,” says Andrew Patton from The Canadian Kennel Club. He also recommends the Australian Shepherd, although it is less active it is still equally as smart as a Border Collie.

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Contact The Canadian Kennel Club for more information about the dog breed that’s right for you.

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Dog recommendation: Dachshund
You might also like: French bulldog or Shih Tzu.

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Before committing, ensure that a dog is a realistic pet for you. Try looking after a friend’s dog for a few days to make sure it’s a good fit. With your busy schedule you’ll likely need a dog that doesn’t require too much exercise or extensive grooming.

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“[Dachshunds are] bright, require just modest exercise and have a low-maintenance coat,” says Andrew Patton from The Canadian Kennel Club. Dachshunds are fun cheerful dogs so they’re perfect for taking your mind off work and greeting you at the door when you get home.

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Dog recommendation: Labrador retriever
You might also like: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Pug

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Labrador retrievers are one of five dogs that are indigenous to Canada, and are the most popular dogs in the country. Their friendly and loving nature make them perfect family pets, and they are relatively easy to train so they’re a good choice for even the inexperienced dog owner.

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Andrew Patton from The Canadian Kennel Club also recommends the Golden retriever or the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever (another breed indigenous to Canada), however these breeds require a bit more grooming.

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Dog recommendation: Bichon Frise
You might also like: Miniature Schnauzer or Coton de Tulear

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You need a dog who will not only fit into your busy social schedule, but also doesn’t give you an allergic reaction. Luckily the Bichon Frise is just as sociable as you are! Plus they don’t have a strong desire to spend too much time outside (so make sure your purse is big enough).

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Andrew Patton from The Canadian Kennel Club recommends this dog because it does not shed, and if you want something more active he also suggests the Toy Poodle as an alternative.

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Contact The Canadian Kennel Club for more information about the dog breed that’s right for you.

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Quiz: Which dog is right for you?


Question 1  of 9

After a long day at work, I like to…

Go for a jog to clear my head.
Shop. There’s nothing like retail therapy.
Settle in at home with a glass of wine and address the work I couldn’t get done during the day.
Make dinner with my family.