How Many Dogs Should You Own?

By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz

A lot of people have a family dog growing up as part of that archetypal family unit. Mom, dad, 2.3 kids and a pup. It's like "The Simpsons." A nice companion for the kids that maybe you play fetch with in the yard sometimes. A friend who sleeps on the foot of your bed. A protector who barks at prowlers at the window. It can be a fun and rewarding experience and one that makes you want to get a dog when you grow up and have your own family.

For other people, there are no dogs when they're growing up because maybe there were allergies, overwhelmed parents, or just no interest. So you get to experience a dog later in life and find out that you love them. However it is that you come to love having a dog as a pet, we all end up with that same feeling. Dogs are pretty great. But there are sooooooo many kinds! Little pugs, big boxers, fast greyhounds, strong German shepherds, loyal Basset hounds, sassy Chihuahuas. How does anyone pick just one dog? On the other hand, who said you needed to pick one? Why not two? Three? How many dogs should you get? Take the quiz and find out!

Dogs take a lot of time and energy. How much time do you have to devote to taking care of a dog anyway?

What's a good treat to give a dog as a reward when it does something well?

When you head to bed for the night, do you know where your dog will be sleeping?

Are you a fan of big burly dogs like Great Danes or tiny little dogs like Pomeranians?

Your dog is scratching at the door and wants to go have some fun, but you already walked it once today. Now what?

Everyone needs time off now and then. Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

Are you working a 9-5 job outside of your house right now or not?

Dogs are pretty awesome for all kinds of reasons but what's your favorite thing about having one?

Do you consider yourself an organized person or does chaos reign supreme in your life?

Superhero teams know how to get things done. Which of these teams is the coolest?

What do you consider exercise in your day to day life?

A friend in need is a friend indeed! Do you spend a lot of time with your friends during the week?

When it comes to multitasking, are you a dynamo at getting work done or does everything fall apart?

Speaking of dogs, if we're having some hot dogs what do you want on yours?

Some dogs really love to swim. How do you handle the open water?

You're throwing a birthday party for a special someone. What kind of party are we talking about?

Let's get things spicy for a second. How hot can you handle your salsa?

If there could only be one kind of dog in the whole world, what would you want it to be?

Dogs aren't an option! What kind of pet would you have instead?

Is there ever an occasion when it's cool to put clothes on your dog and take pictures of it?

Of all the fictional dogs, which one is the best one?

Dogs need a good amount of space relative to their size. Where are you living right now?

No context for this one. Do you know what it means to burrito a dog?

Do you have a good name picked out for any potential future pups?

If you're going to own a dog you need to own poop bags, too. Scented or unscented?

Sometimes the unthinkable can happen. What are you going to do if your dog runs away?

Is it cool to feed your dog people food?

According to a company that provides pet insurance, these are the four most popular names for puppies in America. Pick your favorite!

You can't feed chocolate to a dog. That said, you can eat all the chocolate you want. What kind do you like most?

Is there such a thing as a bad dog?

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