Pedigree, the American Kennel Club, Good Housekeeping and Iams all offer good quizzes to help individuals choose the right dog breeds. These quizzes are all freely accessible through the organizations' websites, and they use a variety of factors to determine the best matches.
Pedigree's select-a-dog tool begins with questions about the potential owner's living environment, and then asks questions about the person's age and activity level. Elderly household members and children are also considered. The quiz also gathers information about the user's personal preferences, his expectations of dog ownership and his availability before returning up to eight breeds that match the responses.
The American Kennel Club offers a short, six-question quiz that provides users with five best-matched breeds with traits and information about each, along with several other compatible breeds. A user enters his ZIP code, the number of children and other dogs in the house, and where he plans to spend the most time with his new dog to view the results.
Good Housekeeping's dog breed quiz consists of 10 multiple-choice questions, including the user's typical evening activities, his plans for the dog during vacations, his reason for having a dog and the type of grooming schedule he prefers. This quiz matches the user with just one breed of dog and provides information about the dog's typical personality.