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Only A Dog Person Can Get More Than 75% In This Quiz

Warning: contains dogs, puppies, and wet noses.

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  1. 1. What breed of dog is this?

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    Boxer
    Pug
    Boston terrier
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a pug!

    Who could mistake that li'l face? Pugs were bred as companion dogs for Chinese emperors.

    It's a pug!
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  2. 2. Which of these words means a group of dogs?

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    A scruffle.
    A leash.
    A kennel.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A group of dogs is known as a kennel!

  3. 3. Which of these is a sealyham terrier?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This dog is a sealyham!

    They were originally bred on the Welsh borders and worked as vermin control, keeping animals like badgers under control. The other dogs are, clockwise, a dachshund; a dandie dinmont; a corgi.

    This dog is a sealyham!
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  4. 4. Which of these dogs is a Weimaraner?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is the weimaraner!

    The other dogs are, clockwise, a Hungarian vizsla; a hamiltonstovare; a pointer.

    This is the weimaraner!
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  5. 5. What is the name for these parts of a dog's paw?

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    Digital pads.
    Track pads.
    Toe pads.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A dog's toes are known as digital pads. They are cushioned for walking on hard terrain.

  6. 6. What type of dog is this puppy?

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    Labradoodle.
    St Bernard.
    Old English sheepdog.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's an old English sheepdog!

    That fuzzy little puppy will look something like this guy when he's full grown.

    It's an old English sheepdog!
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  7. 7. What job was the Lhasa apso orginally bred for?

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    Floor sweeper.
    Watch dog.
    Rat catcher.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They were bred as watch dogs.

    Lhasa apsos were originally bred in Lhasa, Tibet. They were used to guard monasteries, and would bark at the sound of intruders. Even today, the breed are known to be quite "talkative".

  8. 8. What is a male dog known as?

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    A sire.
    A dam.
    A dog.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Male dogs are called, "dogs". When a dog fathers puppies, he is known as a "sire".

  9. 9. What type of dog is this?

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    A Bedlington terrier.
    A Welsh terrier.
    A wire-haired fox terrier.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a Bedlington terrier!

    These dogs hail from Bedlington, Northumberland, and were originally bred as hunting dogs.

  10. 10. This dog is a saluki. What was it originally bred for?

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    Hunting.
    Fetching game.
    Vermin control.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Saluki were bred for hunting!

    Salukis were originally bred in the Middle East. They are "sight hounds", and their powerful eyes can spot the slightest movement of prey over a great distance. They are one of the fastest dogs in the world, reaching speeds of over 40mph. They would hunt for animals like hares in the desert, with their owners following on horseback.

  11. 11. Why do dogs have wet noses?

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    They use it to "kiss" other dogs.
    To help them smell things.
    Dogs sweat through their noses.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's to help them smell things!

    Dogs' moist noses absorb scent chemicals and allow them to "smell" much more than humans can.

  12. 12. True or false: not all dogs can bark.

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    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's true! Not all dogs can bark.

    Basenjis, which are a breed of African hunting dogs, can't bark. They kind of yodel instead.

  13. 13. What is special about a dog pooing?

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    Dogs almost always poo directly above a water source.
    Dogs almost always poo facing north.
    There is literally nothing special about a dog pooing.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dogs almost always poo facing north!

    Scientists have discovered that dogs align themselves with the earth's magnetic field when they poo. So if you get lost with your dog, you can use it as a compass.

  14. 14. Dogs are originally descended from which animal?

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    Foxes.
    Wolves.
    Hyenas.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dogs are descended from wolves. It's believe that dogs separated from wolves over 27,000 years ago. They became dogs when they partnered with early humans, guarding, hunt

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  15. 15. If a cheetah and a greyhound ran 1000 meters, which animal would win?

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    The cheetah obviously
    The greyhound obviously
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The greyhound would win!

    Cheetahs are the fastest animal on earth, reaching speeds of up to 70mph. But they can't run at that speed for more than 274 meters. Greyhounds are the second fastest land mammal, reaching speeds of up to 45mph – but they're also great distance runners. A greyhound could comfortably run at 35mph over seven miles.

Only A Dog Person Can Get More Than 75% In This Quiz

You don't know much about dogs!

You're not a dog nerd, and probably don't own a dog, but you obviously kinda like them or you wouldn't have taken this test. If you're just getting in to dogs, there is so much more for you to learn. They are truly man's best friend. If you don't like dogs, you just haven't met enough yet.

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You're dog-curious!

You’re just getting to know the wonderful world of dogs. How exciting for you! These creatures are truly extraordinary. The average dog can learn around 165 words, and the really brainy ones know up to 1000. May your journey to becoming a dog nerd be full of sniffing and wagging.

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You scored over 75%! You are a true dog lover.

Congratulations, human, you are 100% dog nerd. You already know that dogs are the greatest animal on earth. Their loyalty, sensitivity, and intelligence is unmatched, and they make the very best of friends. High-five!

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