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How Well Can You Identify Commonly Confused Dog Breeds?

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  1. Which one of these dogs is a Whippet?

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    Via Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Flickr: 34181382@N07
    Via Getty Images
    Via Getty Images
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    This one is a Whippet and the other is a Greyhound. You can tell them apart by looking at their size: Whippets are considered medium-sized and can weigh between 20-40 pounds, while Greyhounds can weigh between 60-70 pounds.

    Via Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Flickr: 34181382@N07
  2. Is this a Samoyed or an American Eskimo Dog?

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    Samoyed
    American Eskimo Dog
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    One of the differences between a Samoyed and an American Eskimo Dog is size. Samoyeds can weigh between 35-65 pounds while the American Eskimo Dog's average is 20-40 pounds.

    Via Abramova_Kseniya / Getty
  3. Which of these is a Poodle?

    Via Michelle Regna
    Via Michelle Regna
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    Via tsik / Getty Images
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    This guy is a Poodle and the other is a Bichon Frise! Sometimes their haircuts give them away, but another difference is their eyes. Typically a Poodle's eyes are more almond-shaped and a Bichon's are round.

    Via tsik / Getty Images
  4. Is this an Alaskan Malamute or a Siberian Husky?

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    Alaskan Malamute
    Siberian Husky
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    They look similar but are quite different! Malamutes tend to be larger and have a slightly softer expression than the smaller, mischievous-looking Husky.

    Via Lilun_Li / Getty Images
  5. Which of these is a Japanese Chin?

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    Via DevidDO / Getty
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    Via Flickr / CC BY SA 2.0 / Flickr: forbiddendoughnut
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    Pekingese and Japanese Chins are often confused — but Pekingese are generally stockier.

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  6. Is this a Bearded Collie or an Old English Sheepdog?

    Wikipedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
    Bearded Collie
    Old English Sheepdog
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    Bearded Collies are generally longer and leaner than Old English Sheepdogs!

    Via Wikipedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0 / en.wikipedia.org
  7. Which one of these is a Welsh Springer Spaniel?

    Via Courtesy of Matt Giuliari
    Via Courtesy of Matt Giuliari
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    Via Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Flickr: emanuele75
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    Welsh Springer Spaniels and Brittanys definitely look a lot alike. One way you can tell the two apart in the above photos is by looking at the tail. Brittanys are born with an already docked tail, though there are some exceptions.

    Via Courtesy of Matt Giuliari
  8. Is this a Belgian Malinois or a German Shepherd?

    Legolin / Getty Images
    Belgian Malinois
    German Shepherd
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    In general, a Belgian Malinois has a more square appearance than a German Shepherd.

    Via Legolin / Getty Images

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