Do the family dog Quiz!

Do the family dog Quiz!

By Babysits
8 min read

Which breed of dog fits best with your family and living situation? This can be a really difficult question to answer sometimes because there are many factors that come into play. However, luckily, we’ve done our best to make the decision easier for you! Try our dog quiz now and find out which dogs may fit your family or situation and have some more insight into what things you need to take into account when choosing a dog breed.

Try our dog quiz now and discover which dogs may fit into your family or situation and get more insight into things you should consider when choosing a dog breed.

How much space do you have, what type of house do you have?

(which of the following best depicts your living situation)

type of house

A - It may be a squeeze to adopt a big dog who needs a lot of room to run off their energy if you live in an apartment. In this case, it may be better to consider smaller dog breeds, however, depending on the size of the apartment and the disposition of the dog it’s certainly still possible to adopt bigger dogs!

B - Medium-sized dogs could fit perfectly in your situation! Here, they have enough room to run and play. However, this isn’t to say that you can’t adopt a smaller or larger dog!

C - Wow! A castle, really?! Why not check out large dog breeds, which will have plenty of space to romp and roam around and could even help you protect your castle.

Keep in mind, having different sized living situations doesn’t disqualify you from adopting specific sized dog breeds, however, it is important to keep in mind the size of the dog and how much room it may need when choosing which breed you may want to adopt.

How do you feel about dog hair?

hair type

A - If you don’t mind dog hair, you have plenty of options! However, if you don’t prefer long-haired dogs, it may be more simple to adopt a shorter haired dog. These generally require less work when it comes to grooming, (they need to have their hair brushed or cut less often), and it may also result in less time spent vacuuming up dog hair around the house.

B - Ahhh dog hair! Luckily, there are quite a few breeds that are hypo-allergenic! That means they generally shed less hair, and have less of an effect on those allergic to dogs. This makes them ideal in the case that you or someone in your family is allergic to dogs and dog hair or simply that you aren’t a big fan of cleaning up dog hair.

C - ITS SO FLUFFY! If you love love love, dogs with long hair, then it’s pretty obvious that the first place you should start looking when beginning your dog breed search is with long haired dogs! Luckily, there are plenty of different breeds of long haired dogs, of all different sizes, and even some which are hypoallergenic as well and don’t shed much.

What is your energy level?

Energy level

A - If you’re not looking to have to be extra active to keep up with your dog, it's maybe best to look into adopting a breed of dog that doesn’t require so much exercise. This is also something to consider regarding whether they have free roam to run and play when you don’t have time to walk them or if they are mostly confined in smaller spaces (in which case you may have to put more time aside to being active with the dog.)

B - Looking for a walking/jogging pal, but not in the mood to run a marathon chasing your dog all over the place? Then looking for a dog breed with a medium level of energy is probably the most suitable in your case. These are dogs that may need a bit of extra activity, going to the park a few times a week to play or requiring slightly longer walks.

C - Pro-sporter? Maybe you are looking for a dog that can keep up with you! In this case, you should look into breeds such as working dogs, which were initially bred to do things such as hunting, carrying things, or doing other such work. These breeds are generally more fit to join you on runs and may need extra activity to support their lifestyle and energy levels.

And? What was your final score?

Learn here about some of our favorite dog breeds based on your answers!

Small dogs

Pug - AAA

The Pug likes it when he can go anywhere with his owner. The dog is therefore happy among people and very child friendly. If visitors come, they are cheerfully received by the Pug.

Spitz - AAB

Although the Spitz was originally a guard dog, it is really a companion dog. The dog prefers to be cozy, cuddling with the family and his owner all day long. The Spitz is also exceptionally good with other dogs. The dog is very sweet, loyal, and lively and therefore loves to play outside with the children.

Cairn Terrier - AAB

The Cairn Terrier has a lot of affinity with children. The dog is a nice family dog and is always up for a game. This dog is a companion to everyone who gives him time and attention.

Cute dogs

Maltese - AAC, ABA, ABB, ABC

These little rascals are full of energy and are also very docile and intelligent. Next to this, the Maltese is allergy-friendly. The Maltese is very sweet with children and other dogs. Because of all this energy, the Maltese may not always like to sit still, but still enjoys cuddling with his or her owner.

Beagle - BAC

If you like a cheerful, agile and smart dog then you've come to the right place with the Beagle. Because they are so cheerful, these dogs can get along well with children and other dogs. The Beagle is a dog perfectly suited for companionship.

Samoyed - BCA / BCB / BCC

The Samoyed is a friendly dog for humans and animals. They love children and spending time around the family. The Samoyed is not necessarily a dog with a lot of energy, but he loves to run twice a week, so he can get rid of energy.


English Cocker Spaniel - BAC

This dog fits perfectly in a family. The dog is very gentle and affectionate and likes being with the owner. Because the English Cocker Spaniel is a real hunting dog you will find that the dog is also full of energy and can be very exuberant.

Labradoodle - BAB, BBA, BBB, BBC, CBA, CBB, CBC

The Labradoodle is allergy-friendly. In addition, the Labradoodle was also very suitable as a family dog and assistance dog. The dogs are also often used as a therapy dog for children with special needs such as autism.


The poodle is a beautiful dog that is extremely intelligent, very social and allergy-friendly. Due to this, poodle’s generally love humans and animals, and generally being a part of the family. Poodles do always need challenges in order not to get bored. This is why they often help as a guide dog or work together with people with special needs, for example, autistic children.

Hairy dogs

Boxer - CAC

The boxer is an energetic and very loyal dog that is kind to children. Because of the dog's attitude, the dog can sometimes appear somewhat dominant, but actually this dog can get along well with other dogs.

Irish Setter - CAA

If you are looking for a friendly and happy dog who loves animals then you've come to the right place with the Irish Setter. In addition, this beautiful dog is also gentle and super intelligent!

English Bulldog - BAA

The English Bulldog is very strong and muscular. But don't be put off by the dog’s looks or figure! When the dogs are well socialized, they are extremely sweet dogs for both children and dogs. The English Bulldog loves to use up his extra energy by playing.

Family dogs

Labrador retriever and Golden retriever - CAB

These dogs are very suitable for a family. They are very sweet dogs for children and other dogs. In addition, they are also real companionship dogs. These dogs love to play and have a lot of energy. The dogs are suitable as a hunting dog, companion dog, and even as a guide dog.

Newfoundlander - CCA, CCB

The Newfoundland is a real family dog that is very affectionate, accommodating and soft in character. However, you must raise this dog well if it is still a puppy. The dogs get along well with other dogs and children. But just like the boxer, the Newfoundland can come across as somewhat dominant, so it may not always click with other dogs.

Bernese Mountain Dog - CCC

The Bernese Mountain Dog is very affectionate and loyal. This loyalty and affection is shown not only for his owner, but also for children. Still you have to watch out with other dogs, because the Bernese Mountain dog can sometimes be very dominant. Also, make sure that the dog gets enough exercise outside so that he isn’t too rambunctious indoors.