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Everybody's Doing It: The Dog Breed Group Personality Quiz

Online personality quizzes are popular again, so I made one for Dogster -- you can take it now!

 |  Feb 5th 2014  |   22 Contributions

Are any of you familiar with LiveJournal? If you're not of the generation for whom these public online journals were a thing, let me explain. LiveJournal was the coolest thing ever when I was in middle school, and I would spend hours looking up the public journals of my classmates. Of course you could make yours private, but what was the fun in that? I remember reading this one girl's, and it was like her life was the coolest ever.

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"Sweet, I got Working Group!" Photo: Dog dressed up like cat by Shutterstock

Of course I had to get one myself, and I maintained one (though I deleted many usernames) until the beginning of college, and it's how I met some of the core members of my friend group there. One of my favorite things I remember from LiveJournal is the personality quizzes that would trend throughout my friends list.

There's been a resurgence in these fun little quizzes, so I labored over this one just for you.

Based on the AKC's breed categories (because there are just way too many dog breeds to use specific ones), here's a quiz to teach you more about yourself. (If the quiz doesn't display below you can also click here to take it.) 

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Which breed group did you get? Let us know! And use these badges to share the results with your friends!
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Good-looking, smart, and affable, you're everyone's best friend. No matter the occasion, you make everyone feel welcomed, and as a result, your company is in high demand. Though you'd never turn down an invitation to accompany a pal to the museum, you'd rather do something active outdoors -- like a hike or a camping trip. The Sporting Group includes breeds such as the Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, and Irish Setter.
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Determined yet sensible, you're the first one to encourage your friends to keep pursuing their dreams. People like having you on their team because you'll pursue a quarry until you've exhausted all options. Your senses are keen and finely tuned, able to detect even the most nuanced aspects of a person's feelings. The Hound Group includes breeds like the Beagle, Greyhound, and Afghan.
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When people underestimate you it's to their own detriment! You prove them wrong with your feisty, clever, and strong-willed personality. You stand unwaveringly by your beliefs and you can hold your own in a spirited debate. Your circle of friends is small, intimate, and carefully curated because not many people can keep up with you! The Terrier Group includes breeds like the Bull Terrier, the Russell Terrier, and the Scottish Terrier.
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Loyal, dependable, and possessing both inner and outer strength, you get the job done thoroughly and take pride in your work. When a friend needs help moving, you're there -- not only because you are a solid companion, but because you take a quiet pleasure in displaying your prowess. Though you learn quickly, you tend to focus on a select set of skills, and at those you excel. The Working Group is comprised of breeds such as the Akita, Doberman Pinscher, and Siberian Husky.
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You're the life of the party! You bring delight to everyone you interact with and your charismatic personality is intoxicating -- which often works in your favor because when you really want something few things can get in the way of you getting it. Your large personality belies your petite size, and when you walk into a room, everyone knows it. The Toy Group includes the Chihuahua, the Pekingese, and the Pug.
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A bit of an outsider, you tend to sit back and observe, operating with a thoughtful dignity. However, you're confident enough to act like a total goofball when a situation suits it. Sometimes people are put off by your attitude, which is often perceived as aloof, when really you're perhaps just a bit shy and cautious. The people who really know you adore you, and have the photos to prove that deep down inside you're just totally silly. Breeds in the Non-Sporting Group are the Shiba Inu, Poodle, and Boston Terrier.
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Too smart for your own good, you require constant intellectual stimulation and a robust to-do list in order to just feel normal. You begin your day with a morning run, followed by a full day at the office, and extracurricular activities in the evening. No matter what time it is, you always seem able to find your second (or third or fourth) wind for a Saturday night out dancing, and are adept at rallying your friends to accompany you. You always volunteer to organize events -- whether it's a presentation at work or a group vacation. Your need for constant activity makes you an exciting if sometimes exhausting friend, but no one can deny how smart you are. The Herding Group comprises of breeds such as the Border Collie, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and Australian Cattle Dog.
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Marching to the beat of your own drum, you are the rebel. Though your past may be sordid, you ask only to be judged as the person you are and not by your origins. Sometimes your behavior confuses your friends, but they forgive you because you practice the loving acceptance that you implore others for, leading by example. Your personal journey is one of insightful discovery and you're not afraid to buck conventions and follow your heart. People are often in awe of what you accomplish in the face of all odds.

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