What's Your Dog Breed IQ?

ANIMALS

By: Monica Lee

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

How do you learn about the over 340 different dog breeds recognized by the World Canine Institution? Whether you surf dog videos,  you'rea an exotic dog enthusiast, or you love checking out the trophy winners of the big dog shows, this quiz will help you discover the amazing array of cuddly companions worldwide. There are 40 different breed identification questions on this quiz and we'll provide you with some information about each precious pup. 

You don't need a high IQ to realize that all these dogs have something unique about them. It may be physical: short legs, a black tongue, a lion-like head, or black and white spots. Then there are the character traits like devotion, gentleness, curiosity or intelligence that vary with each breed. Fortunately, they all have one feature you can count on - abundant love for you. 

Maybe you already have favourites among these breeds. Some people have the same kind of dogs in their family for generations. Others seek out breeds that fit their living space -- from apartments to farms. But now it's time to see if you're a breed apart and test your doggy aptitude. See how many dog breeds you can guess according to photos.  Don't worry, you won't end up in the doghouse no matter what you score. Start the quiz now!


This breed is the most popular dog breed in America. Which breed is it?

The Labrador Retriever is listed as #1 on the top-ten most popular dog breeds. No stranger to being the top pick, this breed has been ranked number one for the past 25 years!

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Which breed is snapping at the heels of the #1 dog breed?

The German Sheppard is snapping at the heels of the Labrador Retriever. The German Sheppard is #2 on the list of top ten dog breeds in America.

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This breed has such a sunny personality. Which breed is it?

The Golden Retriever is known for it's sunny personality, friendliness and gentleness. They make great family pets.

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This dog breed doesn't take "bull" from anyone. What breed is it?

French Bulldogs have dual personalities depending on their mood, sometimes they love to run and play, and sometimes they just want to lie around and be loved. But don't we all?

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Some people think of Snoopy when they think of this breed. Which breed is it?

The fun-lovin' Beagles needs to be exercised to be truly happy, so a fenced-in yard is ideal for this pet.

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With a face only a mother could love, this breed has stolen many hearts. What breed is it?

One of the fastest-growing breeds in popularity is the Bull Dog. This breed is muscular and hefty with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose that many, many people love.

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What's black and white and a dog breed?

The spots have it. And if you were a lover of the movie, "101 Dalmatians", you will want at least one to have as your pet.

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They are more than a fashionable face, this breed is also highly intelligent. Which breed is it?

Poodles are known for being smart, easy to train, eager to please, and lots of fun to be around - and of course their fashionable looks with their puffs and bracelets.

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This breed can look scary, but these dogs have a big heart. What breed is it?

Large and powerful, with broad chests and muscular bodies, a Rottweilers' personality belies its calm, intelligent, and easily trainable personality.

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What type of dog is this energetic breed?

Loyal, headstrong and with lots of energy, Boxers just want to have fun. They are also great with kids.

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This small breed is big enough to make a place in the Top-Ten. What breed is it?

“Yorkies” are the most popular small dog breed in America.Their size makes them ideal for people who live in condos or apartments.

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This dog is known throughout Mexico. Which breed is it?

The Chihuahua is known as the world's smallest breed, and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico.

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Let's switch to one of the tallest breeds. Which breed is pictured?

The calm, dignified, and kindly Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all American Kennel Club breeds. They are fearless big-game hunters capable of scaring a wolf and taking it down if needed

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Marmaduke and Scooby Doo are this type of breed. Which one is it?

Both Scooby Doo and Marmaduke (a newspaper comic strip) are based on the Great Dane. These dogs are gentle giants and make friendly, loving companions.

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What is the name of this curly-tailed breed?

Once the companion of Chinese emperors, and later the mascot of Holland's royal House of Orange, the stately Pug is not snobby at all, in fact this breed is known for its sociable, charming and attentive personality.

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This breed has a beautiful thick coat. What is the name of the breed?

Their blue or multi-colored eyes and striking wolf-like facial features helps this breed stand apart. The Siberian Husky has a friendly, outgoing,and intelligent nature which makes them extremely trainable.

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This breed is just happy to please you. Which breed is it?

This long-coated dog breed is well-known for herding and protecting abilities, are strong, loyal, affectionate, and fast.

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Splish, Splash. This dog breed is fine with baths. Which breed is it?

The Portuguese Water Dog is bred to love the water. These dogs once served as crew on fishing trips. Today, he's a fun-loving family companion that loves a day at the beach or pool.

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What breed is this wiener-dog?

Although they have short legs, they have tremendous energy, an ever-alert expression, and a bold, vivacious personality. All and all, this breed makes a perfect pet.

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If you hunt, you may want this dog for your companion. Which breed is it?

The English Cocker Spaniel is a field or working gun dog. This breed is compactly built and is fun, good-natured, and is very trainable.

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What cattle-herding dog breed is this one?

This "big dog on short legs" is a strong, athletic, and lively little herder who is affectionate and companionable. This breed needs exercise and mental stimulation or can become destructive if bored.

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What athletic, vocal breed is this dog?

Bred in England approximately 200 years ago to hunt foxes, the Jack Russell Terrier is fearless, independent, and an energetic little dog.

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What is the breed of this beautiful dog?

This alert and courageous hunting dog is home in the rugged mountains of northern Japan. The Akita is a devoted companion with a friendly personality.

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You don't need to point out the obvious in this dog. What breed is it?

The Pointer is the world's oldest sporting breed, dating back to the 17th century. This even-tempered and affectionate pup makes a loyal and active friend.

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Which breed does this toy dog belong to?

The Cavalier is an ideal house pet. This breed is sweet, gentle, playful, and willing to please while retaining his sporty nature.

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What is the name of this breed?

The Maltese is the perfect lap dog. It is extremely lovable and playful, and enjoys being pampered and praised by its owner.

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Do you know what breed this super-intelligent dog belongs to??

If you're looking for a clever canine, Border Collies might be the cleverest of them all. If you want to own one, be sure you have the time and energy to keep this dog occupied.

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This breed really knows how to run. What breed is it?

The Greyhound can run at a maximum race speed of 43 miles per hour. Plus they are great companions for individuals and families alike.

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It's a working dog. Which breed is it?

Although this is a working dog, you'll have to work to keep this breed occupied.The Australian cattle dog becomes mischievous if not challenged mentally.

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Ready to smile? You'll want this dog around you. What breed is it?

Perky, bouncy and playful, the Bichon Frise's endears himself to everyone. This cheerful, gentle playmate is looking for someone to love.

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If this dog is on your trail, you might as well give up now. What breed is it?

This breed of dog has a long, wrinkled face with loose skin; huge, drooping ears; warm, deep-set eyes and a sniffer that can't be beat.

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What is the dog breed of this beauty?

Big, powerful, and built for hard work, the Bernese Mountain Dog is a gorgeous breed and is sweet and affectionate.

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What is the name of this lion-headed breed?

This ancient Chinese breed is muscular, deep-chested, aloof and has a tongue that is dark blue-black.

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Which hairless breed is pictured?

Who needs hair when you have a warm heart? The Peruvian Inca Orchidis is breed from Peruvian pre-Inca cultures is one of several breeds of hairless dogs.

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This breed blends into the sheep it is trained to protect. Which breed is it?

The sheep-guarding Great Pyrenees originated in the Pyrenees Mountains, a location that forms a natural border between France and Spain.

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What breed is this cheerful, curious and affectionate dog?

Brussels Griffons, often called Griffons for short, originated in Belgium, where their hunting skills were used to keep stables free of rats and mice. Good dog!

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This one looks like a cuddly stuffed animal. Which breed is it?

The Coton de Tulear (Coton for short), is smart, sweet, and absolutely devoted to its owner. You couldn't ask for a better fluffy companion.

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What breed has this Cuban name?

When you Havanese, you have a handful! This dog is so devoted to its family that when left alone, the Havanese can become anxious.

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Can't decide whether to have a cat or dog? Then this breed is for you. Which one is it?

This breed of toy-size dogs has a catlike nature. The Japanese Chin likes to sit in high places, can climb, and will groom itself.

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Last one! What's the breed that has a musically-sounding name?

Bred for hundreds of years to be a royal watchdog, the Lhasa Apso is protective over home and family. This furry friend is a sweet, yet watchful companion.

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