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Canine Compatibility

How Should I Know What Breed of Dog is Right For Me?

It’s really hard, you’re right! With hundreds of breeds to choose from, and advice from everyone who’s ever had a dog, it’s really hard to make a smart decision.

Have no fear, we’re here to help you make that decision. The page will start with images and names of all the breeds. As you check off the criteria that are important to you, you’ll see the number of puppies decrease. You can have some fun, and see what happens as you change the criteria of the dog you’re looking for

  Huge
  Large
  Medium
  Small
  Tiny
  Very Large

  Sheds Excessively
  Sheds Little
  Sheds Nearly Not at All
  Sheds Normally

  Apartment
  Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments
  Fenced In Yard
  House
  Invisible Fenced Yard
  Needs a Yard
  Prefers Living Outdoors

  Better Not to Leave Alone Very Long
  Can Be Left Alone
  Comfortable Being Left Alone
  Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone
  Wrong Dog to Leave Alone

  Foundation Stock Service Program
  Herding Group
  Hound Group
  Miscellaneous Class
  Non-Sporting Group
  Rare Breed
  Sporting Group
  Terrier Group
  Toy Group
  Working Group

  Hairless
  Long Coat
  Medium Coat
  Short Coat
  Very Long Coat
  Very Short Coat

  Corded Coat
  Curly Coat
  Double Coat
  Hard Coat
  Rough Coat
  Silky Coat
  Smooth Coat
  Soft Coat
  Wavy Coat
  Wiry Coat
  Wooly Coat

  Black
  Blue
  Brindle
  Brown
  Chocolate
  Gold
  Grey
  Grizzle
  Liver
  Merle
  Red
  Sable
  Silver
  Tan
  Tri-Colored
  White

  Doesn’t Really Drool
  Drools Constantly
  Drools Occasionally
  Drools Regularly

  Energetic
  Get Up? Me?
  Highly Energetic
  Very Energetic
  Would Rather Not Go Jogging With You

  Needs Lots of Exercise
  Needs Occasional Exercise
  Needs Regular Exercise
  Rarely Needs Exercise
  Total Couch Potato

  10-13″
  14-16″
  17-20″
  21-23″
  24-26″
  27-30″
  31-33″
  34-36″
  37-40″
  4-9″
  41-43″

  01-5lbs
  06-10lbs
  101-110lbs
  11-15lbs
  111-120lbs
  121-130lbs
  131-140lbs
  141-150lbs
  151-160lbs
  16-20lbs
  161-170lbs
  171-180lbs
  181-200lbs
  201-225lbs
  21-25lbs
  26-30lbs
  31-35lbs
  36-40lbs
  41-45lbs
  46-50lbs
  51-55lbs
  56-60lbs
  61-65lbs
  66-70lbs
  71-75lbs
  76-80lbs
  80-90lbs
  91-100lbs

  Breed with Many Health Issues
  Healthy Breed
  Not a Very Healthy Breed
  Pretty Healthy Breed
  Very Healthy Breed

  Good Dog for Your First Dog
  Great First Dog!
  Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog
  Poor Choice for Your First Dog
  Very Good for Your First Dog!

  Can Manage in Cold Weather
  Doesn’t Do Well in Cold Weather
  Thrives in Cold Weather
  Tolerates Cold Weather Well
  Wrong Dog for Cold Weather

  Can Manage in Hot Weather
  Does Well in Hot Weather
  Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather
  Thrives in Hot Weather
  Tolerates Hot Weather Well
  Wrong Dog for Hot Weather

  Good with Kids
  Great With Kids
  Not Good with Kids
  Not Very Good With Kids
  Very Good With Kids

  Doesn’t Require Grooming
  Requires Occasional Brushing
  Requires Occasional Grooming
  Requires Regular Brushing
  Requires Regular Grooming

  Genius
  Not So Intelligent, but Has Other Wonderful Traits
  Not the Brightest Bulb in the Closet
  Smart
  Very Intelligent

  Affectionate
  Not Very Affectionate
  Somewhat Affectionate
  Very Affectionate

  Playful
  Sometimes Playful
  Stick in the Mud
  Very Playful

  Autoimmune Thyroiditis – OFA evaluation
  Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Optional)
  Bile acid blood tests to screen for liver shunts (Optional)
  Cardiac Evaluation OR Thyroid Evaluation – OFA
  Centronuclear Myopathy – DNA Based – OFA (Optional)
  Collie Eye Anomaly (Optional) Optigen test – OFA
  Cone Degeneration Optigen test – OFA
  Congenital Cardiac Database (Optional) OFA Evaluation
  Congenital Cardiac Database ARCH – ACVIM Registry of Cardiac Health – or – OFA evaluation
  Congenital Deafness – OFA
  Congenital Deafness (Optional)
  Cystinuria (Optional) Urine Test PennGen – at 18 months
  Cystinuria DNA test. Alternately, progeny may be cleared by parentage.
  Degenerative Myelopathy (Optional)
  Dentition (Optional) – dental exam by licensed veterinarian to certify full dentition
  DNA Repository: Participation in the OFA/Chic DNA Repository
  EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse) – DNA test the U of Minnesota
  Elbow Dysplasia – OFA Evaluation
  Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)
  Electives: 2 of either Elbow Dysplasia, vWD, MDR1, Thyroid Testing, or Collie Eye Anomoly
  Eye Examination by ACVO Ophthalmologist
  Fucosidosis (Optional) – DNA Test
  Gonioscopy
  Health Elective: Either: OFA Cardiac Evaluation – OR – OFA Elbow Dysplasia evaluation – OR OFA Patellar Luxation Evaluation – OR OFA Thyroid Evaluation
  Hip Dysplasia (Optional)
  Hip Dysplasia OFA/OVC Evaluation or PennHIP
  Hyperuricosuria (Optional) – DNA Test UC-Davis Vet Genetics Lab
  Hypomyelination (Optional) – DNA Test UC-Davis Veterinary Genetics Lab
  Juvenile Cataracts (Optional) – DNA test
  Kidney Disease (Optional) OFA evaluation
  Legg-Calve-Perthes OFA Evaluation (Optional)
  MLS DNA based test – OFA. – UC DAVIS – VGL or VetGen. 1st Generation Offspring eligible for “Clear By Parentage”
  Multiple Drug Sensitivity WSU Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Lab – OFA
  Multiple Drug Sensitivity (Optional) WSU Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Lab – OFA
  Myotonia Congenita (Optional)
  Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Optional) Optigen CL test
  OFA Evaluation – Hip Dysplasia (Optional)
  Patellar Luxation – OFA Evaluation
  Patellar Luxation (Optional) OFA Evaluation
  PFK (Optional) Phosphofructokinase Deficiency – DNA Test
  Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Optional)
  Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test
  Pug Dog Encephalitis (Nectrotizing Meningoencephalitis) – DNA test UC Davis Vet Genetics Lab
  Sebaceous Adenitis (Optional) OFA evaluation by Dermapathologist
  Shoulders (Optional) OFA Shoulder Consultation
  Standard CBC VetScreen – t for anemia, infection, cancer, bleeding or platelet disorders, kidney function, diabetes, liver function, and pancreatic function (Optional)
  Temperament Test (Optional) Temperament Test Society TTS
  Temperament Test Results of GSDCA – OFA
  Thrombopathia (Optional) OFA Evaluation Auburn University Veterinary Pathobiology
  Tracheal Hypoplasia – OFA radiographic evaluation
  Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (Optional) TNS
  Urinalysis to screen for diabetes, bladder infections, and crystals (Optional)
  von Willebrand’s Disease – OFA VetGen or the DPCA
  von Willebrand’s Disease (Optional) – OFA Evaluation from VetGen
  Working Aptitude Evaluation by the DPCA

  Doesn’t Socialize Well with Other Dogs
  Socializes Sometimes with Other Dogs
  Socializes Well with Other Dogs

  10 years
  11 years
  12 years
  13 years
  14 years
  15 years
  16 years
  17 years
  18 years
  7 years
  8 years
  9 years

  Difficult To Train
  Easy to Train
  Relatively Easy to Train
  Very Easy to Train

  Almost Never Barks or Howls
  Barks or Howls Appropriately
  Barks or Howls Frequently
  Barks or Howls Occasionally
  Barks or Howls Rarely

 

Still in BETA. Come back and keep checking!


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