We all have our special four legged friends and with ours they are more like children. We take them out and dress them up, why not? They are a beloved member of the family. AKC has some new social compatibility quiz’s that will help you get a deeper understanding about what breeds fit your family’s lifestyle.
Breed Selector: Thinking about getting a dog but not sure which breed is the best fit for your lifestyle? AKC.org’s Breed Selector helps you get a jump start on your research with a simple, interactive questionnaire. The simple questionnaire asks questions like your location, living situation, household habits, etc. and, based on your answers, provides 5 breeds that fit well within your current lifestyle for you to learn about, as well as similar breeds.
Below you will find a screenshot of my results. They were interesting as I have never heard of some of these dogs:
Currently, I have a little mixed breed dog and not one listed above. Most I have never heard of but I am so curious about the Shetland Sheepdog as it looks like a mini lassie! This app will give you insight into the size, coat length, trainability, grooming requirements, activity level and the dreaded barking. The Breed Selector gives you a insight into the pets habits so that you know what you are getting before hand. I, myself, think this is a blessing which helps keep animals with their family and not shuffled around like cards.
You vs. Breed: Ever wonder what your animal spirit would be? Now you can know if you’re more of a laidback bulldog or a playful retriever with AKC’s You vs. Breed. The feature allows you to pick a breed of your choice and, based on your social media habits, find out how similar you are to that breed. Our algorithm evaluates energy, cleanliness, sociability, independence, playfulness, and more.
I chose the boxer because it is one of my favorite breeds. But apparently, we are not a perfect match in several ways from cleanliness, trainability and being social. You connect to the app through your Facebook and that is how they give a opinion on your personality. I found it quite interesting to see how well I was matched with my favorite dog!
Be sure to check out all the great features AKC has to offer by visiting their website at: http://www.akc.org
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