Question by Sir Hoochalot: Do the results of “dog breed selectors” actually match what breed(s) you have?
The Animal Planet one is a good one. Do you results match what breed(s) you actually have?

http://animal.discovery.com/breedselector/dogselectorindex.do

Mine don’t. Greyhound, Golden Retriever and Wheaten Terriers are the ones that usually come up in my results but I have a Staffy cross (though I’ve always loved Goldens). One test actually told me bully breeds were the breeds I should avoid. Me and my boy do ok together so I guess it proves such tests are too simplistic not be relied on completely, certainly not over real research. Great as a guide, but I don’t think you should base your choice on what breed to get on one of these tests fully. They were wrong about me.
KellyO, that’s basically what I have just said. Did I not say in my question that those tests are not to be relied upon? I just want to know whether people have the breeds that, according to the test, they’re supposed to have.
It seems to me people are not reading the whole question here.

Best answer:

Answer by KellyO
The breed selecter is just a general guideline. It gives you an idea of what may suit you based on the information you put in. If you live in an apartment and have a sedentary life style, but love Golden Retreivers, the program won’t pick that up.

It’s a good place to start, but nothing replaces doing your own research – or even asking questions here on Yahoo.

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