Quiz of the Day – What’s Your Dog Breed IQ?

What’s Your Dog Breed IQ?

By Katie Waldeck

From the tiniest of Chihuahuas to the biggest of Great Danes, and everything in  between, dogs are an amazingly varied animal. But how well do you know about the  variations between breeds? Take this quiz to test your dog breed knowledge!

Questions Pt. I

1. What is the national dog of France?

A. Bichon Frise.
B. French Bulldog.
C. Poodle.
D. Dogue de Bordeaux.

2. True or false: contrary to popular belief, Greyhounds are not the fastest dog breed.

A. True.
B. False.

3. What makes the Norwegian Lundhund unique?

A. Their 6 toes on each paw.
B. Their stubby tails.
C. They don’t get sick from chocolate.
D. All of the above.

4. The Australian Shepard originated in:

A. Australia.
B. England.
C. United States.
D. None of the above

 

Questions Pt. II

5. Basenjis hold the unique distinction of being:

A. The breed with the longest average lifespan.
B. The breed with the oldest origin.
C. The only breed that doesn’t bark.
D. All of the above.

6. True or false: Great Danes are the tallest dog breed.

A. True.
B. False.

7. The most expensive dog ever sold was a:

A. Shar Pei.
B. Tibetan Mastiff.
C. Chow Chow.
D. Saluki.

8. Pharaoh Hounds are the only dog breed that:

A. Sees in full color.
B. Can’t be trained.
C. Blushes.
D. All of the above.

 

Answers Pt. I

1. What is the national dog of France?

A. Bichon Frise.
B. French Bulldog.
C. Poodle.
D. Dogue de Bordeaux.

Though all these dogs are fabulously French, the poodle holds the distinction of being the nation’s national dog — just don’t mention to the French that they actually originated in Germany!

2. True or false: contrary to popular belief, Greyhounds are not the fastest dog breed.

A. True.
B. False.

This time the popular belief is true – Greyhounds are the fastest dog, with the record held by Brett Lee, who once clocked in at 39.87 mph! In fact, the cheetah is the only animal that can accelerate faster in a short distance than a Greyhound.

3. What makes the Norwegian Lundehund unique?

A. They have 6 toes on each paw.

B. Their stubby tails.
C. They don’t get sick from chocolate.
D. All of the above.

The Norwegian Lundehund developed 6 toes per paw to climb rocky cliffs to hunt for puffins.

4. The Australian Shepard orignated in:

A. Australia.
B. England.
C. United States.
D. None of the above.

The Australian Shepard’s name is quite deceiving — they were actually developed on ranches in the Western United States! Why the name, then? Well, they were bred to herd Australian sheep.

 

Answers Pt. II

5. Basenjis hold the unique distinction of being:

A. The breed with the longest average lifespan.
B. The breed with the oldest origin.
C. The only breed that doesn’t bark.
D. All of the above.

Though they are one of the oldest dog breeds (many dogs vie over that title, with no definitive answer) Basenjis are unique in that they don’t bark. Their voice boxes are narrower and more uniform size-wise than other dog breeds. They’re not totally quiet, though — they do whine, howl and growl.

6. True or false: Great Danes are the tallest dog breed.

A. True.
B. False.

The tallest dog breed title actually belongs to the Irish Wolfhound. Despite their intimidating size, they are a very gentle and loving dog.

7. The most expensive dog ever sold was a:

A. Shar Pei.
B. Tibetan Mastiff.
C. Chow Chow.
D. Saluki.

In 2011, a red Tibetan Mastiff was sold in China for $1.5 million. Yep, you read that right! The exceptionally rare dogs have recently become a status symbol among Chinese elite.

8. Pharaoh Hounds are the only dog breed that:

A. Sees in full color.
B. Can’t be trained.
C. Blushes.
D. All of the above.

When a Pharaoh Hound gets excited, they do like many humans do, and blush!