Breed Selector

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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    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

    My results:

    Pyrenean Shepherd77%
    Pumi77%
    Shetland Sheepdog75%
    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever73%
    Belgian Tervuren73%
    Belgian Sheepdog73%
    Labrador Retriever73%
    American Eskimo Dog72%
    Australian Shepherd72%
    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.
     
  2. SaraB

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    Pumi?! I got Pumi. I wouldn't have ever considered them!

    Pumi 84%
    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.
     
  3. PlottMom

    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

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    Lol no. My best match was a walker, at 63%. After Hurley, I doubt I will ever willingly own a walker.
     
  4. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Have you ever met a pumi? I don't much like the look of them but they're wicked awesome dogs. Tons of drive and sass.

    Yeah GSD, eskie, and lab were my no way in heck choices. GSDs are not a good fit for me at all.
     
  5. SevenSins

    SevenSins APBTs & One Crazy Banana

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    Yeah, I'm thinking no...

    Your Top Match:
    Yorkshire Terrier

    Yorkshire Terrier 85%

    :rofl1: :rofl1: :rofl1:

    Border Terrier85%
    American Staffordshire Terrier 80%
    Rottweiler 80%


    That's better.

    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...

    Chinese Shar-Pei100%
    American Staffordshire Terrier 100%
    American Pit Bull Terrier93%
    Standard Schnauzer93%
    Staffordshire Bull Terrier87%
    Kerry Blue Terrier86%
    Bullmastiff80%
    Parson Russell Terrier80%
    Welsh Terrier80%
    Boerboel80%
    Smooth Fox Terrier80%
    German Pinscher80%
    Irish Terrier80%
    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier80%
     
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  6. SaraB

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    I have! I really wasn't impressed by them though. I had a few come through my classes over the years and nothing made me look twice at them.

    ETA: It could have very easily been those select dogs though.
     
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    LostAndConfused Active Member

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    Definitely a yorkie person. Just one in denial.



    My results
    Australian Shepherd80%
    Bearded Collie76%
    Labrador Retriever72%
    Pumi71%
    Polish Lowland Sheepdog70%
    American Staffordshire Terrier 70%
    Staffordshire Bull Terrier70%
    Collie (Smooth)69%
    Bouvier des Flandres69%
    Bulldog67%
    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever67%
    Chinook67%
    German Shepherd Dog67%
    Boxer67%
    Dalmatian67%

    (It's having a hard time getting past 67%)

    American Pit Bull Terrier65%
    Belgian Malinois64%
    Belgian Tervuren64%
    Collie (Rough)64%
    Flat-Coated Retriever64%
    Swedish Vallhund63%
    Vizsla63%
    Spinone Italiano63%
    Curly-Coated Retriever63%
    Belgian Sheepdog63%
     
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    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%
    Papillon78%
    Miniature Pinscher78%
    Portuguese Podengo Pequeno76%
    Tibetan Spaniel75%
    Border Collie75%
    German Shepherd Dog75%
    Toy Poodle74%
    Australian Terrier74%
    Pyrenean Shepherd73%
    Border Terrier72%
    Belgian Sheepdog71%
    Belgian Tervuren71%
    Cairn Terrier71%
     
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    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    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%
    Puli 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.
     
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    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?

    Vizsla 61%
    English Cocker Spaniel 61%
    American Water Spaniel 60%
    Whippet 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%
    Pumi 57%
    English Springer Spaniel 54%
    Border Terrier 54%
    Beagle 54%
    Chinese Crested (Powder Puff) 54%
    Norwegian Buhund 53%
    American Staffordshire Terrier 53%
    Basset Hound 53%
    Japanese Chin 53%
    Australian Terrier 53%
    Keeshond 53%
    Irish Water Spaniel 51%
    Airedale Terrier 51%
    Australian Shepherd 51%
    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 51%
     
  11. Laurelin

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    Well you know where my vote is! :p
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    ****!

    My "Best match" was the Belgian Malinois. And then 2 and 3 were Tervs and Groens. I accidentally closed the page before I could see the rest, but it sure got the first few right.

    This might be one of Iams' better creations. LOL

    ETA: to be fair, I put that I have a large yard because I give my dogs lots of exercise in public spaces or at work, but my yard is small. I just think yard size questions aren't terribly relevant if you're willing to get creative, lol.
     
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    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    I got Belgian Terv & Pyr Shep in the 90-80%, and everything else behind those were down % by a mile.
     
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    I got Aussie.

    Um, no thanks :rofl1:
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    I retook it in an attempt to see what the non Belgian results were. I swear I answered everything the same, but this time black Belgians were my #1 match. :rofl1: go figure.

    Anyway, my other matches were GSD and PyrShep. :)
     
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    Belgian Tervuren 76%
    Shetland Sheepdog 76%
    Pumi 76%
    Labrador Retriever 73%
    Belgian Sheepdog 73%
    Belgian Malinois 73%
    Collie (Rough) 72%
    Spinone Italiano 72%
    Collie (Smooth) 72%
    Golden Retriever 71%
    Cocker Spaniel 71%
    Border Terrier 71%
    Rat Terrier 70%
    English Springer Spaniel 70%
    English Cocker Spaniel 68%
    Pembroke Welsh Corgi 68%
    Flat-Coated Retriever 68%
    Cardigan Welsh Corgi 68%
    Irish Setter 67%
    Standard Schnauzer 67%
    Australian Shepherd 67%
    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever 66%
    Pyrenean Shepherd 65%
    Irish Water Spaniel 65%
    Wirehaired Vizsla 65%

    Well switch Terv with the Sheltie and we've got a match. Sad that FCRs are far down the list and BCs don't even show up lol
     
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    I'll have to take it on the computer, interesting!
     
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    (Dang, they're pimping the mals & rare breeds)
     
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    They really, really are. It's a little strange.
     
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    Yeah they kinda are, it's a little strange for Belgians and PyrSheps to show up so readily.
     

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