We may love our dogs for their devotion to us, but they're way more than just cuddly lap dogs. These four-legged companions are known to work as hard as — if not harder than — their human counterparts. Take the quiz to see if you can keep up!
Which of the following breeds is NOT part of the American Kennel Club's working-dog group?
True or false: Working dogs are bred to perform a variety of jobs.
Military dogs have officially worked alongside American troops since which war?
World War I
World War II
True or false: Service dogs assist people with a variety of physical and mental disabilities.
What type of canine handlers make up the majority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Urban Search and Rescue teams?
firefighters, police officers and civilians
What types of dogs are NOT among the most commonly certified to be part of a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team?
What role do canines play in urban search and rescue?
detect live human scents
recover the deceased
listen for sounds of trapped survivors
How many search and rescue dogs worked in the rubble at the World Trade Center after 9/11?
True or false: Most urban search and rescue dogs wear booties to protect their paws while on the job.
The Bernese mountain dog is typically considered what type of working dog?
What job is the Newfoundland dog known for?
True or false: The bloodhound was originally bred for hunting deer and wild boar.
True or false: Beagles are the U.S. Agriculture Department's preferred breed to sniff out plants and animal products in luggage and carry-on items arriving on international flights.
What dog breeds are the most commonly used for police dogs?
bloodhounds, Australian shepherds and Dutch shepherds
golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers and beagles
German shepherds, Belgian Malinois and Dutch shepherds
What other dog breeds do police agencies often use?
Labrador retrievers and bloodhounds
beagles and Jack Russell terriers
Weimeraners and German shorthaired pointers
Guide dogs must know to disobey any command that would put their handler in danger. What is this ability called?
True or false: Therapy dogs go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals and nursing homes.
True or false: Five canine therapy dogs comforted grieving victims in the days after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
What type of sled dogs run the annual March race known as the Iditarod?
This working dog breed has existed for more than 400 years to serve as a boar hound in Germany.
True or false: An arson dog is trained to sniff out minute traces of accelerants that may have been used to start a fire.
When was the Arson Dog Program established?
Dogs have been used to assist man with hunting for centuries. Which of the following breeds is NOT considered a hunting dog?
Spanish water dog
Where are U.S. military working dogs and handlers trained?
Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
Fort Benning, Georgia
Fort Riley Military Reservation, Junction City, Kansas
What act mandated the return of retiring military working dogs to U.S. soil and that the first rights of adoption go to former handlers and their families?
2016 National Defense Authorization Act
Military Working Dogs Families Act
Working Dogs for Defense Act
Which is the most decorated war dog in history?
Sgt. Maj. Jiggs
A bloodhound's nose contains approximately how many million scent receptors?
Which of the following breeds is NOT part of the American Kennel Club's working group?
What U.S. city was the first to use K-9 officers?
True or false: Dogs also serve in the U.S. military's special operations forces.