Wondering which breed of dog best suits your family?
A new tool has been created to match you to your perfect breed – based on your lifestyle, home, personality and hobbies.
Developed alongside veterinary surgeon and TV presenter Dr Paul Manktelow, it will ask questions about where you live, who you live with, how active you are and what you are looking for in a dog before matching you to your ideal doggy companion.
It comes after a study revealed dogs are such an integral part of the family that one in five has been thrown a birthday party.
A poll of 2,000 dog owners found that four in 10 dogs have their own spot on the sofa, a third sleep in their owners’ bed and 35 per cent plans holidays around them.
Another 20 per cent admitted they have turned down nights out with friends because they couldn’t bear to leave their pet.
But 68 per cent see their family as a stronger unit, thanks to their dog, and think their pet brings them all closer together.
A spokesman for Vitabiotics SuperDog, which developed the quiz with Dr Paul Manktelow and commissioned the research, said: “To dog owners, a pooch is far more than just a pet.
“It can be hard for non-dog-people to ‘get’, but within a remarkably short space of time, dogs really do become part of the family.
“Ask any dog owner and they’ll tell you they’d do anything to keep their hound from harm and want them to live the best life possible.
“This is why keeping your dog fit and healthy is so important. Nutritional support and regular exercise should stay top of mind for dog owners.”
A part of the family
Other ways dog owners believe a mutt is truly part of the family include them having their birthday celebrated (39 per cent) or having

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