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Which Hogwarts House Does Your Dog Belong To?

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You might have idly wondered which of the four Hogwarts houses from the Harry Potter novels your dog would fall into. Picture, if you will, a fantastical world full of wizards, witches, and magic-using hounds. Would your precious pooch be a Gryffindor, a Hufflepuff, a Ravenclaw, or a Slytherin? Let’s break down ten of the most popular breeds into the houses that are the best fit for their personalities.

German Shepherd: Gryffindor

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House Gryffindor needs no introduction to even the most casual of Harry Potter fans. The brave and noble Gryffindors are well-known and well-liked for their heroics. German shepherds, likewise, are unflinchingly brave and will face any danger to protect their owners.

Labrador Retriever: Hufflepuff

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Members of House Hufflepuff are outgoing, loyal, personable, and free-thinking. They’re an often-overlooked house, as the books and films tend to focus more on characters sorted into the other three. However, it’s best to not underestimate them! Labrador retrievers are the same way, a gentle and outgoing breed that is well-liked for its loyalty and selflessness.

Pitbull: Slytherin

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Any dog lovers and Harry Potter fans will tell you that Pitbulls and Slytherin are each misunderstood. Neither is evil, despite their bad reputation. House Slytherin is full of wizards and witches who are cunning, ambitious, and strong. Pitbulls, likewise, are intelligent and loving dogs who get a bad reputation because people don’t look further than surface impressions.

Poodle: Ravenclaw

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House Ravenclaw is filled with the smartest witches and wizards at Hogwarts. And, as any poodle owner will tell you, the fluffy and iconic dog is among the smartest breeds of canine. Their ability to quickly learn commands mirrors Ravenclaws’ swiftness at learning spells and potion formulae.

Jack Russel Terrier: Gryffindor

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The Jack Russel is friendly and energetic, which makes the breed an excellent companion animal. It should come as no surprise that this breed belongs to Gryffindor! Their hyperactive personalities and difficulty with focus also speak to some of the downsides of even the best Gryffindor wizards and witches.

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Corgi: Hufflepuff

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The symbol of House Hufflepuff is the badger: a short, alert animal who remains calm and regal until threatened. That also perfectly describes the beloved Corgi, a stout and fluffy dog with a particular personality. They’re also considered some of the sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet, which squares nicely with Hufflepuff.

Border Collie: Ravenclaw

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Ravenclaws are known for more than just their smarts, too: they’re also possessed with an unmatched work ethic and a passionate love for their friends that would make lesser wizards tremble. That’s also a perfect description of a border collie!

French Bulldog: Slytherin

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Another misunderstood breed, and another Slytherin house candidate. They’re energetic, charming, and renowned for their looks. That sounds like a fair few Slytherin wizards and witches, doesn’t it? Their adventurous spirit, curious nature, and receptiveness to commands from their owners all make them ideal Slytherins.

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Golden Retriever: Gryffindor

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You may have guessed this placement when you saw the title of the article. Golden Retrievers are sometimes considered “default” dogs due to their iconic friendliness, easygoing personalities, and unwavering loyalty to their friends. If ever a dog was a Gryffindor, it’s the Golden Retriever.

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Doberman Pinscher: Slytherin

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Slytherins are more than just their wits and ambitions. They’re also fearless, alert, and difficult to fool. The iconic Doberman Pinscher breed is renowned for its talents as a watchdog, so it stands to reason they’d find themselves in Slytherin.

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