I thought this one was actually rather surprising. Does it work as well for you guys?
ETA: Link might be good to have: http://www.iams.com/dog-breed-selector
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever73%
American Eskimo Dog72%
German Shepherd Dog72%
Surprisingly spot on with a few exceptions here and there.
I will say I did tweak the grooming a little bit higher than I'd actually like because it seems all the breed selectors over estimate grooming ime. And I had no idea what to put for how 'commanding' I am.
Summer and Mia
Pumi?! I got Pumi. I wouldn't have ever considered them!
Belgian Malinois 84%
Belgian Tervuren 84%
Belgian Sheepdog 84%
Border Collie 83%
German Shepherd Dog 83%
Pyrenean Shepherd 80%
Australian Shepherd 79%
Australian Cattle Dog 79%
Rat Terrier 77%
And no offense to the GSD people here, it would be a cold day in heck before I got one of them, there's no way we'd fit personality-wise!
The rest I could see. I bet if koolie was on there, it would be somewhere in this top ranking.
Lol no. My best match was a walker, at 63%. After Hurley, I doubt I will ever willingly own a walker.
UKC GRCH 'PR' Hannas Creek Liz
CCH 'PR' Jebb's Bayou Rage
And the "off-colored" hounds:
Daisy Duke Garrett CGC, RA & my <3 dog (basset)
UKC GRCH CCH 'PR' Skyplott Teddy Bearhug
UKC CH CCH 'PR' Hannas Creek Irresistible You
'PR' Dead River K-N-A Swagger - the BAD puppy!
(and Autumn, the feist.)
Yeah GSD, eskie, and lab were my no way in heck choices. GSDs are not a good fit for me at all.
Summer and Mia
Yeah, I'm thinking no...
Your Top Match:
Yorkshire Terrier 85%
American Staffordshire Terrier 80%
ETA: I have no idea what I did the first time, but went back and took the "test" again because I shouldn't have gotten a Yorkie or any other small breed with what I thought I had chosen...
American Staffordshire Terrier 100%
American Pit Bull Terrier93%
Staffordshire Bull Terrier87%
Kerry Blue Terrier86%
Parson Russell Terrier80%
Smooth Fox Terrier80%
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier80%
Last edited by SevenSins; 03-15-2013 at 09:12 AM.
ETA: It could have very easily been those select dogs though.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog70%
American Staffordshire Terrier 70%
Staffordshire Bull Terrier70%
Bouvier des Flandres69%
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever67%
German Shepherd Dog67%
(It's having a hard time getting past 67%)
American Pit Bull Terrier65%
Male Lacy Game Dog
June 2003 - Feb. 2012
Male black & white English Shepherd
August 27th 2012
I expect my yard size is what always throws these off for me - I basically don't have one. Funny enough, I've been thinking more and more about going small with my next dog, and the number one breed for me is one I actually asked a toy-dog friend about recently. I doubt I'll ever get one, but it did make me smile.
Toy Fox Terrier87%
Australian Cattle Dog80%
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno76%
German Shepherd Dog75%
German Shepherd Dog 75%
Australian Shepherd 72%
Australian Cattle Dog 69%
Bouvier des Flandres 68%
Polish Lowland Sheepdog 66%
Yea, no way I'll ever own a GSD and where are the Belgians??
eta: the belgians were just on the next page:
Belgian Malinois 65%
Belgian Tervuren 65%
Border Collie 65%
Belgian Sheepdog 65%
Also, they seem to think that ACDs are harder dogs than malinois! I consider them generally a step below Mals, but not by much. According to the selctor, ACDs need a large yard and shouldn't be in an apartment, but Mals need an average yard and are ok in an apartment if exercised well, yet ACD need "lots of exercise" and mals need "daily vigorous exercise". Also, ACDs are "dominant" and mals are neither overly dominant or submissive. Weird.
Erin, Ziva, Kestrel, Aerten, and Snipe
Always in our hearts: The Amazing Maggie Mae
It's a cute little fun tool, but not something I'd sell my soul by. Gives one some ideas on the different breeds to start researching though.
But Japanese Chin? Really?
English Cocker Spaniel 61%
American Water Spaniel 60%
Boykin Spaniel 60%
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 59%
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 59%
Wirehaired Vizsla 59%
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever 59%
Bearded Collie 57%
English Springer Spaniel 54%
Border Terrier 54%
Chinese Crested (Powder Puff) 54%
Norwegian Buhund 53%
American Staffordshire Terrier 53%
Basset Hound 53%
Japanese Chin 53%
Australian Terrier 53%
Irish Water Spaniel 51%
Airedale Terrier 51%
Australian Shepherd 51%
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 51%