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Favorite Dog Breeds Quiz
by Staff
Dalmatians, mastiffs, beagles, poodles and pugs ... how much do you know about beloved dog breeds? Test your dog breed knowledge.

Which of these dogs is least likely to become aggressive?

  • Golden Retriever
  • Poodle
  • Pit bull

Where are poodles originally from?

  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • France

What were basset hounds originally bred for?

  • Companionship
  • Hunting
  • Protection

What kind of dog is Snoopy?

  • Beagle
  • Dalmatian
  • Bichon

Which breed of dog looks like it has dreadlocks?

  • Havanese
  • Bergamasco
  • Vizsla

Which of these breeds was the dog in the anime series (and film!) Cowboy Bebop?

  • Corgi
  • Beagle
  • Jack Russell terrier

Which breed of dog is most commonly used in animal testing?

  • Labrador retrievers
  • Beagles
  • German Shepherds

Which of these breeds is not like the other?

  • Chow-chow
  • Pomeranian
  • Chinese shar pei

True or False? All Chihuahuas look like the Taco Bell dog.

  • true
  • false

Speaking of Pomeranians, from what breed did these little guys descend?

  • Chihuahuas
  • poodles
  • sled dogs

What was Queen Victoria's favorite kind of dog?

  • English bulldog
  • Collie
  • Yorkshire terrier

Which of these dogs shows up in 15 of Picasso's paintings.

  • a poodle
  • a weimaraner
  • a dachshund

German shepherds became popular in the U.S. after which war?

  • WWI
  • WWII
  • Franco-Prussian War

What is the oldest dog breed?

  • Pharaoh hound
  • Siberian huskies
  • no one knows

What were Dalmatians originally bred for?

  • to protect carriages from robbers
  • to rescue people from fires
  • to star in Disney movies

What's in the barrels that St. Bernards carry on their necks?

  • brandy
  • whiskey
  • nothing

What does shih tzu mean?

  • little lion
  • little bear
  • little prince

Where did golden retrievers originate?

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Ireland

William Wegman's photo series, "Dogs in Coats," features which breed?

  • pit bulls
  • poodles
  • weimaraners

What was the heaviest dog ever recorded?

  • an English mastiff
  • an Irish wolfhound
  • the Newfoundland

What was the smallest dog ever recorded?

  • a poodle
  • a Chihuahua
  • a pug

What kind of dog is featured in George Rodrigue's "Blue Dogs" series?

  • a Chihuahua/corgi mix
  • a terrier/spaniel mix
  • a labradoodle

What breed was Tintin's dog, Snowy?

  • a wire fox terrier
  • a kishu
  • a Bolognese

What breed is the family dog, Isis, on Downton Abbey?

  • golden retriever
  • pugs
  • yellow labrador retriever

What breed of dog is Benji?

  • a springer spaniel
  • a labradoodle
  • a female mixed breed

What the heck is a labradoodle?

  • a labrador retriever crossed with a poodle
  • a lagotto romagnolo crossed with any small breed
  • a genetically modified poodle

How fast can whippets run?

  • up to 15 miles per hour
  • 15-20 miles per hour
  • over 35 miles per hour

Samoyeds were originally bred as herders. What animal did they help herd?

  • sheep
  • reindeer
  • cows

What breed of dog is Old Yeller?

  • a lab/mastiff mix
  • a yellow lab
  • a golden retriever

Which of these isn't an official color for a labrador retriever, according to the American Kennel Club?

  • black
  • white
  • chocolate