Gone to the Dogs - A Breed Personality Quiz

Dog Breed Quiz InterfaceWhat breed of dog best represents your personality?

The Internet is full of quizzes (such as the Pet IQ Test) to answer all kinds of questions like this, but it takes a British movie to create the best dog breed quiz that I’ve come across. Surprising? Maybe not - the comedy “Gone to the Dogs” is about a man, Jack, who dies and is reincarnated as a dog, only to have his widowed wife unsuspectingly adopt him. Jack gains a new perspective on relationships now that he sees his wife through a dog’s eyes. No wonder the folks behind this film were able to develop such a nifty quiz that tries to equate dog breed temperaments with individual personalities.

Instantly I was drawn to the user interface where the quiz is presented as if on a cold-war era telex machine, complete with sound effects. It was entertaining to take the quiz just to play with the machine! The quiz itself (which goes by the humorous acronym “CATS”) will ask you just 10 questions before spitting out its calculated answer.

A Maremma Sheepdog (shown in the picture as it appears on the quiz machine) was my result; my wife verified that the similarities between the breed description and my own temperament are quite striking. Testing out different responses to its questions I noticed that most of the results are lesser-known dog breeds. Almost every result caused me to go research the breed, piquing my curiosity to learn more. The quiz seems quite accurate - friends and family who took the test got a result that matched them pretty well.

To take the quiz, visit the Gone to the Dogs website and click “game” on the left sidebar. Please comment and share your results; let us know if the breed truly exemplifies your own personality!

24 Responses to “Gone to the Dogs - A Breed Personality Quiz”

  1. Stefani says:

    Seems that I’m a Hamilton Hound!

    I’m not overly fond of hunting (eeek!) but other than that, its flattering to be associated with the description of the breed. It’s me, on good day.

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  2. 2CatMom says:

    I’m a Tatra Mountain Sheepdog!

  3. Pukanuba says:

    Scottish Terrier

  4. pat says:

    Bergamasco sheepdog. Flattering description. That was fun. Has anyone ever seen this show?

  5. Traci says:

    This cat person should have the canine companion of an Italian Greyhound.


  6. Cathy says:

    Portugese Water Spaniel - not bad. I’m a Springer Spaniel girl.

  7. Bridgett says:

    I am a Cocker Spaniel.

  8. Katie says:

    Alaskan Malemute! and I’m owned by a golden retriever!!


  9. Lesliek says:

    Nova Scotia Tolling Duckhound.Oh well we have 2 cats,a lab/elkhound mix a chi & a beagle. Also a hermit crab.

  10. Pit Bull Lover says:

    Wow, that was fun! I’m a Chinese Shar-Pei. Surprising, but the description fits.

  11. Jenny Bark says:

    My husband is a Gordon Setter & it fits him unless he gets realy upset like with the pfi.

    I’m a Pekingese from China. I have always said I love Chinese people & feel sorry for them. I am againest the Chinese gov., PFI & our gov. with what they are doing so watch out I’m intelligent & fearless and frighten away evil spirits.
    That was fun.

  12. JJ in IL says:

    I’m a Pekingese. Great lil diversion from day to day things taking this test.

  13. Shelley says:

    Pointer–didn’t say what kind!

  14. deej says:

    I loved this! I’m a puli - a breed I’ve always loved. Presently (and a new experience for us) owned by a collie who we adore, so the herding breed part may be accurate! (will retake with family members watching over my answers :)

  15. mittens says:

    mittens is an alsatian german shepherd! oy vey….

  16. Lynne says:

    This is a fun site! I’m an Italian Greyhound. Dang, I wanted to be a schnauzer.

  17. Gindy says:

    Canaan Dog. Wow, we have one!!!!!!!!

  18. Tammy says:

    I’m an Irish Terrier. Well, I am Irish….:)

  19. Chanin says:

    Whippet :)

  20. Sky Eyes Woman says:

    Scottish Terrier…? But, but…I want a Pit Bull terrier? :-(

  21. Sami says:

    Fox terrier!!! I was hoping for Jack Russell, but the two are very similar.

    This is the best dog breed quize I’ve taken! So many different breeds, and very accurate.

  22. DoberMan says:

    I’m an elegant Saluki!!! That was pretty cool but not truly surprising as I always loved hounds, especially sighthounds.

  23. stefanie says:

    staffshire terrier… i have one…amazing!

    my husband is a dutch sheperd… we don’t have one of those but he has a yorkie

  24. Anonymous says:

    eww chinese crested. haha

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