What Dog Job Would You Have?

Dogs make wonderful companions, as well as employees! Dogs can do anything from herding to pulling crates to rescue work. They're very universal and eager to please, and that's why they're so popular in the work field!
So if you were a dog, what job would you have? Let's find out!

RetroReginald
Created by RetroReginald
On Dec 13, 2015

Imagine you are a dog and you wake up early in the morning. Where were you sleeping?

Your master decides to take you on an early morning walk. Where do you want to go?

On your walk, you see a rabbit. What's your instinct?

A little boy and his father walk up to your master and ask if they can pet you. What is your reaction?

When you return home, you see the window is broken. How do you feel about this?

You walk inside and there's a man standing there, pointing a gun at you. What do you do now?

Let's ask questions about your job as a dog. In your ideal job, who do you want to be working with?

Would you prefer a job indoors or outdoors?

Of these choices, what breed would you be?

How active would you like your job to be?

Hunting Dog

Hunting Dog

Ahhh, the hunting dog. These dogs don't have it easy. Dogs have been known to hunt anything from rabbits and birds to lions and boars. It's a hard job because these dogs risk their lives in hunting and tracking down these animals for their masters. Then, depending on what they're hunting, they may also have to retrieve the animal. Hunting dogs can also get fleas, parasites, rabies, and other illnesses from wild animals. But the dogs love the job... it's thrilling and it's their instinct to chase other animals!
A hunting dog has to be obedient and willing to work as a team with other dogs to track down the animals. They must be quick and agile, and have a great nose for tracking. Beagles, coonhounds and bloodhounds are top picks for scent hounds and are the best for tracking and sniffing out animals and plants. Greyhounds make fantastic sighthounds, and have been known to chase rabbit, coyotes, and other fast animals. Labradors, Poodles and Flat-Coated Retrievers make great water dogs and retrieving ducks and birds. Setters, pointers, and spaniels are also some notable hunting dog types.

Search and Rescue Dog

Search and Rescue Dog

Search and rescue dogs have a very hard job and they don't get the attention they deserve! This job is unpredictable and active... you don't know where you'll be going and who you'll be rescuing next! Using their incredible nose, search and rescue dogs search deep in the snow, rubble, and earth to locate injured at lost people. They even help people stranded in water. These dogs put forth their lives for those in need. When there are hurricanes and tornadoes, these dogs are here for your rescue! They will find you, and nothing is better than getting rescued by a cute furball!

Police Dog

Police Dog

Police dogs have one of the most important jobs in the canine world. These are the cops in the animal kingdom; the dogs who "help" keep order and peace! These dogs have to be ready all day and night for those who need help. It's also a brutal and risky job; they risk the chance of death every time they step out of the police station. They also have to go through extensive training for several years before officially becoming a certified police dog, and very few dogs pass the training. Only the bravest, most obedient dogs will pass.

Cart-Pulling Dog

Cart-Pulling Dog

This is a pretty uncommon job, as people use other animals and methods to carry objects with. But this job still does exist, and it can be a difficult one! Dogs who pull carts and other heavy weights need to be strong and have a lot of stamina so they can carry what they have for long distances. They need to be friendly as they have to walk around town and meet other people often. These dogs have a very important job! Sled dogs have a form of this job as they have to pull heavy sleds for long distances.

Guard Dog

Guard Dog

Guard dogs, or protection dogs, have a very dangerous and difficult job. While police dog are out protecting the public, guard dogs are at home protecting their family and property. A lot of famous people rely on guard dogs to protect their homes and families from stalkers and burglars, and people who live in dangerous neighborhoods rely on these dogs as well. Guard dogs with proper training should be friendly towards people whom they know they can trust, and protect their family from strangers and enemies. They must be very sensitive to pick up on bad energy and quick to act when their masters are in trouble.

Guide Dog

Guide Dog

Some people need assistance every day in their lives, and they can rely on a guide dog for that help. Guide dogs are gentle and patient dogs who spend many years training to become the ideal guide dog for their future masters. There are many types of guide and service dogs, some of which include:

- Seeing eye dogs (Dogs to help blind people)
- Hearing dogs (Dogs to help deaf people)
- Mobility Dogs ( Dogs to help physically disabled people)
- Seizure Response Dogs (Dogs to help alert people of an oncoming seizure)
- Psychiatric Service Dogs (Dogs who help people with psychiatric disabilities such as post traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia)
- Autism Dogs (Dogs who help people specifically with autism)

There are many more guide dogs than these, both those are some of the most common. Guide dogs go through long and difficult training, and not every dog makes it. They are paired up with the perfect person and develop a special relationship with them. These dogs must be friendly, calm, and focused on their job. They cannot be distracted by children, pets, or anything else as they can put their master in danger. Because of that, you cannot pet a guide dog unless permission is given, because you could be potentially putting that person in danger as well.

Herding Dog

Herding Dog

For those who own a farm, owning a herding dog is essential! How are you going to efficiently and effectively round up your cattle? With a herding dog of course! These dogs have to be extremely intelligent, agile and ready to work! They have to know how to make the right moves at the right time, and they form a special bond with all of the animals on the farm. They also have to be ready to protect their farm and livestock from wild animals such as wolves.
Certain dogs have certain tasks on the farm. Collies, Cattle dogs, and Shepherds make great herders for cattle, sheep, and ducks. Corgis were bred specifically for nipping at the heels of animals, and Dalmatians were bred for running alongside horses and protecting them.

Companion Dog

Companion Dog

Companion dogs are just that- companions. They don't want to work, they don't want to spend time with other pets or people, they just prefer to be spoiled by their beloved master and that's it! All they have to do is be cute and have a little "attitude", and they get whatever they want! Such manipulators...