Can You Identify These Dog Breeds?

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Our faithful friends, our favorite furballs! Dogs have stood by humanity's side for thousands of years, giving us companionship and even helping us with our day jobs. Nowadays, they are treated as members of the family - and rightly so! There are many breeds out there, but how many can you name? Time to take our ultimate dog quiz!

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1. Who is this feisty friend?

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  1. Welsh Corgi
  2. Poodle
  3. Basenji
  4. Boxer
The record for “Longest Tongue on a Dog,” belonged to a boxer named Brandy. The record-breaking tongue spanned an extraordinary 17 inches (43 centimeters).
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2. A popular mascot, which breed is this?

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  1. Dalmatian
  2. American Foxhound
  3. Afghan Hound
  4. English Bulldog
Since bulldogs have large heads, about 80% are delivered by caesarean section.
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3. The world's smallest dog breed is?

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  1. Pug
  2. Shiba Inu
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Greyhound
A long-haired Chihuahua will shed less than one with a short coat!
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4. The fastest dog breed in the world is the…

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  1. Greyhound
  2. Jack Russell
  3. Chow Chow
  4. Irish Wolf Hound
Greyhounds have been around for roughly 3500 years and are believed to have been enjoyed by the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks.
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5. This curly tailed cutie is known as?

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  1. Pug
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Bulldog
  4. Labrador
Many believe that the breed originated in China and existed before 400 BC.
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6. Elvis loved this fashionable dog breed...

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  1. Great Dane
  2. Borzoi
  3. Poodle
  4. Pomeranian
Unlike most dogs, the Poodle will grow fur continuously. As a result, they need regular grooming.
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7. This classic guard dog is known as a?

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  1. German Shepherd
  2. Griffon
  3. Papillion
  4. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
They are the 2nd most popular dog in the USA behind only the Labrador.
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8. First bred in Scotland, this great family dog is a?

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  1. Golden Retriever
  2. Irish Setter
  3. Labrador
  4. Bloodhound
Golden’s are fantastic swimmers. Large webbing between the toes and a long tail to aid in steering make them water-based dogs.
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9. This gentle giant is called a?

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  1. Great Dane
  2. Long Boy
  3. Italian Greyhound
  4. Miniature Pinscher
Great Danes were once thought to ward away ghosts and evil spirits, a bit like the most famous Dane of them all, Scooby Doo!
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10. These beauties are closely related to the Grey Wolf.

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  1. Forest Foot
  2. Siamese
  3. Siberian Husky
  4. French Hunter
Though great sled dogs and runners, they're too friendly and unsuspicious to make good guard dogs.
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11. These adorable friends can't swim.

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  1. Boarder Terrier
  2. Pug
  3. Short Legged Hound
  4. French Bulldog
French Bulldogs don't bark much, but they do like to “talk" using a system of yawns and yips.
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12. These intelligent dogs also love a good feed!

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  1. Border Collie
  2. Old English Sheepdog
  3. Rottweiler
  4. Pointer
Their jaws are stronger than a German Shepherd's with a bite force of 328 pounds—about half of a shark’s bite force, at 669 pounds!
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13. Weighing an average of seven pounds, these dogs are called?

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  1. Cairn Terrier
  2. Yorkshire Terrier
  3. Boston Terrier
  4. Brussels Griffon
The first therapy dog was a Yorkshire terrier named Smoky who toured hospitals throughout the Pacific and the United States.
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14. A favorite of queens and presidents, this breed is?

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  1. Rat Terrier
  2. Dachshund
  3. Basset Hound
  4. Beagle
Beagles descend from hounds used in packs by hunters on foot in England, Wales and France.
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15. These ‘little lions’ have been around for a long time.

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  1. Otterhound
  2. Airedale Terrier
  3. Shih Tzu
  4. Chinook
Celebrity owners of Shih Tzu include Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Colin Farell, Bill Gates, and even Queen Elizabeth II.
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16. This big ball of fur is known as a?

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  1. Azawakh
  2. Finnish Spitz
  3. Chow Chow
  4. Mudi
In China, the breed is called Songshi Quan. The name ‘chow chow’ was a pidgin-English term used to describe anything coming from the East during the 18th century.
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17. These brilliant farm hands are called?

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  1. Jack Russell
  2. Border Collie
  3. Labradoodle
  4. Puli Dog
They were called Collies after the ancient Celtic word 'colley', meaning useful or faithful.
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18. This breed is too cute to handle!

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  1. Russkiy Toy
  2. Floof Pon
  3. Irish Wolfhound
  4. Bichon Frise
In the 14th century, Spanish sailors adored the breed because they were great travel companions.
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19. Feisty and loyal, this breed is?

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  1. Harrier
  2. Pomeranian
  3. Attack Woofer
  4. Little Lion Dog
Michelangelo had a Pomeranian by his side while he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
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20. These great hunters are called?

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  1. Rat Terrier
  2. Pointer
  3. Boxer
  4. Bloodhound
Being traditionally a hunting dog, Pointer's need a lot of exercise - but are great with children.
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21. The fifth smartest breed is known as?

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  1. Dobermann
  2. Dingo
  3. Akita
  4. Alsatian
Being very intelligent dogs, Dobermans have been used for a mixture of jobs and sports including police work, scent tracking, coursing, diving and search and rescue, to name a few.
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22. These dogs get their name from a king.

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  1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  2. Louis Longtons
  3. King James Hounds
  4. Long Haired Spring Henries
King Charles II loved his dogs so much that he commanded that the dogs be allowed entrance to any building, including the Houses of Parliament.
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23. Another royal favorite, this breed is?

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  1. Welsh Chaser
  2. French Swimmer
  3. Scottish Shepherd
  4. Welsh Corgi
Queen Elizabeth II has had more than 30 corgis in her lifetime! Clearly a big fan.
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24. Which breed has the floppiest of ears?

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  1. Basset Hound
  2. Short Legged Hound
  3. Belgium Terrier
  4. Skye Terrier
Bassets are known for their incredible ability to smell, owning over 220 million smell receptors!
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25. These high energy pets are called?

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  1. Water Terrier
  2. Jack Russell
  3. John Russell
  4. Fox Clancer
British explorers Ranulph and Ginny Fiennes traveled all over the globe with their Jack Russell Terrier, Bothy.
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26. These powerful dogs hail from Switzerland!

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  1. Basset Hound
  2. Bernese Mountain Dog
  3. Welsh Corgi
  4. Pointer
Since the Bernese mountain dog's breed is so old, the details of its creation are unknown! Some believe they originated during Roman times!
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27. Known as the "barkless" dog!

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  1. Beagle
  2. Basenji
  3. Bull Terrier
  4. Chow Chow
Basenjis are an ancient African breed (evidence of there existence stretches over 6000 years!), and are known for their cat-like personalities.
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28. Do you know this beautiful German hunter?

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  1. Miniature Pinscher
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Shih Tzu
  4. Beagle
Called Zwergpinscher in Germany, their country of origin, the Miniature Pinscher earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher, Italian Greyhound, and Dachshund!
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29. This canine has a distinct face!

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  1. Poodle
  2. Basenji
  3. Bull Terrier
  4. Labrador
Known for their tenacious spirit, and friendly nature, the Bull Terrier is the only registered breed to have triangle shaped eyes!
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30. Also known as the "Continental Toy Spaniel"!

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  1. Boxer
  2. Great Dane
  3. Yorkshire Terrier
  4. Papillon
"Papillon" is French for "butterfly," which reflects the breeds butterfly-shaped, long-haired ears.
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31. These snow workers will melt your heart!

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  1. Alaskan Malamute
  2. Welsh Corgi
  3. Borzoi
  4. Snow Terrier
Despite its appearance and large size, the Alaskan Malamute is not a descendant of the wolf but did, in fact, originate from other domestic breeds.
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32. The original "American Gentleman"!

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  1. Boston Terrier
  2. Great Dane
  3. Rottweiler
  4. Pug
The Boston Terrier has held the honor of being the Official State Dog of Massachusetts, (its state of origin) since 1979.
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33. This wavy-haired dog makes the perfect companion!

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  1. Cocker Spaniel
  2. Boxer
  3. Poodle
  4. French Bulldog
As gun dogs, Cocker Spaniels were initially tasked with hunting, particularly small birds, but their loving nature and appealing looks made them a popular domesticated animal.
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34. Hunters, sniffers, and perfect performers!

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  1. German Shepard
  2. German Shorthaired Pointer
  3. Austrian Leftwood Pincher
  4. Bullmastiff
Although, as their name would suggest, they are German, the Shorthaired Pointer's origins can be traced back to ancient Eygpt.
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35. Versatile, intelligent, and family favorites!

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  1. Havanese
  2. Chow Chow
  3. Airedale Terrier
  4. Poodle
The Airedale Terrier is the largest of all terriers and during World War I, served as sentry and courier dogs.
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36. Famous for its silky hair and happy temperament!

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  1. Boxer
  2. Bullmastiff
  3. Akita
  4. Afghan Hound
This breed is selectively bred for its beautiful, and unique features adapted for the cold mountains of Afghanistan. Its local name is Tazi Spay or Sag-e Tazi!
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37. Do you know this Japanese breed?

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  1. Papillon
  2. Pug
  3. Old English Sheepdog
  4. Akita
Named after a region in Japan, the Akita breed is built for the snow, with double coated fur and webbed feet!
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38. America's favorite dog!

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  1. Beagle
  2. Siberian Husky
  3. Labrador
  4. Yorkshire Terrier
Bred initially as a fishing dog, the Labrador's name is quite misleading, they originate from Newfoundland, Canada (not Labrador, Canada!).
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39. These “Velcro dogs” love their owners!

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  1. Australian Shepherd
  2. Griffon
  3. Pug
  4. Basset Hound
The Griffon, full name Griffon Bruxellois is a breed of toy dog, named after their city of origin: Brussels, Belgium.
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40. Virginia's beautiful state dog!

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  1. German Shepherd
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. American Foxhound
  4. Polish Foxer
American Foxhounds are more agile and intelligent compared to their English and French cousins, but make terrible guard dogs due to their welcoming and friendly nature!
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41. This dog's name is a little misleading!

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  1. Australian Shepherd
  2. Beagle
  3. Siberian Husky
  4. Pug
Australian Shepherds, originating in the US, have incredible eyes, and it is not uncommon to see dogs with two differently colored eyes (a condition called heterochromia iridium).
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42. There are more than 101 of these!

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  1. Borzoi
  2. St Bernard
  3. Greyhound
  4. Dalmatian
The Dalmatian has had a tonne of different nicknames over the years, including; the English Coach Dog, the Carriage Dog, the Plum Pudding Dog, the Fire House Dog, and the Spotted Dick.
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43. Created in 1860s England!

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  1. Miniature Pinscher
  2. Dalmatian
  3. Great Dane
  4. Bullmastiff
The Bullmastiff is different from traditional guard dogs. They were trained not to bark or bite intruders, but quietly, pin and hold them down without hurting them.
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44. The tallest dog in the world!

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  1. Pug
  2. Yorkshire Terrier
  3. Irish Wolfhound
  4. Havanese
According to legend, one of Ireland's high kings, Cormac Mac Airt, reigning between the 2nd and 4th centuries, had an army of 300 Irish Wolfhounds.
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45. These shaggy dogs will make you smile!

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  1. Border Collie
  2. Miniature Pinscher
  3. French Bulldog
  4. Old English Sheepdog
The Old English Sheepdog was bred in England by farmers in need of a canine worker to herd sheep and drive cattle.
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46. A beautiful breed with Russian origins!

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  1. Borzoi
  2. Boxer
  3. Bullmastiff
  4. Poodle
Before 1936, Americans knew this breed as the Russian Wolfhound. The name was later changed to Borzoi, meaning “swift” in Russian.
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47. A gentle giant from the Western Alps!

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  1. St. Christopher
  2. St. Bernard
  3. St. James
  4. St. Adams
The St. Bernard breed was named after a dangerous pass in the Alps between Italy and Switzerland; the dogs would famously rescue people lost in the snow!
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48. This Cuban beauty is totally unique!

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  1. Havanese
  2. Bernese Mountain Dog
  3. Pug
  4. Afghan Hound
The Havanese breed is the only dog breed native to Cuba; it is also known as the Havana Silk Dog!
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49. A blend of two favorites!

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  1. Labrador
  2. Poodledor
  3. Poodle
  4. Labradoodle
Labradoodles aren’t purebred dogs, but instead, crossbreeds of Labradors and Poodles, this is why there’s more variation in look and size compared to other dogs!
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50. The number one dog in Japan!

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  1. American Foxhound
  2. Shiba Inu
  3. Arakile
  4. German Shorthaired Pointer
The breed’s Japanese name is a little bit of a mystery, and probably translates to “brushwood dog.” It's believed that the name comes from their love of running through thick brush and bushes.
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