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Posted on Feb 14, 2013

How Well Do You Know Your Dog Breeds?

After the Westminster dog show, you may think you're a pro, so prove it.

  1. 1. Which of the following is currently the most popular breed in the United States?

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    Labrador Retrievers are number one!

    The Labrador Retriever stole the top spot in 1991 and has remained king ever since. They are followed by Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds .

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  2. 2. Which of the following breeds belongs to the Working group?

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    The English Mastiff is classified as a working dog.

    This gentle giant became popular with the peasants in England, where the dogs were used to keep wolves and other dangerous predators under control.

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  3. 3. The smallest breed of dog is...

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    Ay-Chihuahua.

    It's the only "natural" toy breed. Unlike Toy Poodles and other small dogs, it hasn't been purposefully bred to be a smaller version of a larger breed.

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  4. 4. Which breed is known for having a black tongue.

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    Check out that tongue!

    The origin of the Chow's black tongue is a mystery; we don't know how or why it came about.

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  5. 5. When you mix a Miniature Poodle with a Shih tzu, you get...

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    You get a Shih-poo. But...

    TRICK QUESTION. Designer dog mixes such as these are not recognized as dog breeds. You would have more luck adopting a needy animal from a shelter.

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  6. 6. This dog is considered to be the tallest breed.

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    The Irish Wolfhound is a tall order.

    The Irish Wolfhound is recognized as being the tallest breed of dog in the world, but despite their impressive look, these dogs are very affectionate with people.

  7. 7. The dog from Toy Story is portrayed after which breed?

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    He was a Bull Terrier.

    Bull Terriers are also recognizable in older commercials for Target.

  8. 8. Which breed is known to rarely ever bark?

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    The Basenji is a dog of few words.

    Basenjis may be barkless, but they are not mute. They often make a sort of yodel, howl, and shriek.

  9. 9. Queen Elizabeth II is partial to what breed of dog?

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    The Queen loves her Corgis.

    On her 18th birthday, Princess Elizabeth received her own corgi, Susan, in 1944 from her father. Over the years, she has had more than 30, and most are descendants of Susan.

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  10. 10. This breed is the fastest in the world.

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    That blur? That was a Greyhound.

    This guy runs 50% faster than the fastest human, having been clocked at 39 mph.

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