QUIZ: Identify These Common Dog Breeds

Dogs are adorable regardless of whether they’re big or small, fluffy, furry, or bald. But the truth is that a lot of us wouldn’t be able to identify every dog’s breed, no matter how hard we tried. Think we’re wrong? Prove it by taking this quiz. Even the biggest dog lovers might be surprised to see how much or how little they really know about these dog breeds.

Dogs are adorable regardless of whether they’re big or small, fluffy, furry, or bald. But the truth is that a lot of us wouldn’t be able to identify every dog’s breed, no matter how hard we tried. Think we’re wrong? Prove it by taking this quiz. Even the biggest dog lovers might be surprised to see how much or how little they really know about these dog breeds.

These blonde beauties are considered one of top three most popular dogs on the planet.

  • Golden Retriever
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Labradoodle
  • Great Dane

This dog breed is the ultimate retriever, which is why it is often used when hunting ducks and other birds. The animals that get caught are generally retrieved without too much damage because this dog breed has a soft mouth.

This dog breed is the ultimate retriever, which is why it is often used when hunting ducks and other birds. The animals that get caught are generally retrieved without too much damage because this dog breed has a soft mouth.

They have long bodies and tend to be low to the ground, but they’re quite energetic, especially when hunting.

  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • King Charles Spaniel
  • Bloodhound

Known as the largest breed in the spaniel family, they often have mostly white coats with orange or lemon markings. Although originally bred to find and retrieve animals for hunters, they’re also quite affectionate and gentle.

Known as the largest breed in the spaniel family, they often have mostly white coats with orange or lemon markings. Although originally bred to find and retrieve animals for hunters, they’re also quite affectionate and gentle.

They have webbed toes, which makes them great swimmers.

  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Golden Retriever
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Australian Shepherd

If someone ever finds themself in a pickle when they're in the middle of a large pool, a Lab will be like David Hasselhoff coming to the rescue. They’re also very eager to please and make amazing pals and guide dogs for the blind.

If someone ever finds themself in a pickle when they're in the middle of a large pool, a Lab will be like David Hasselhoff coming to the rescue. They’re also very eager to please and make amazing pals and guide dogs for the blind.

Although this breed is either hairless or puffy, they also come in a wide array of patterns and colors.

  • Chinese Crested Dog
  • American Hairless Terrier
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid
  • Xoloitzcuintle

Some are hairless, others have full coats, but whatever variety someone chooses, they can rest assured that their playful, sweet-tempered attitude will enchant their heart. But they do have sensitive skin, especially the hairless ones, so apply lots of sunscreen when they’re outdoors.

Some are hairless, others have full coats, but whatever variety someone chooses, they can rest assured that their playful, sweet-tempered attitude will enchant their heart. But they do have sensitive skin, especially the hairless ones, so apply lots of sunscreen when they’re outdoors.

Viewers might have seen this tough breed in the film, “Babe: Pig in the City.”

  • Boxer
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Bull Terrier
  • American Pitbull Terrier

They might look scary and mean, but that’s just a front. In reality, they’re the ultimate family dogs because they’re very gentle and silly. So, once they get to know their owner, they'll be putty in their paws.

They might look scary and mean, but that’s just a front. In reality, they’re the ultimate family dogs because they’re very gentle and silly. So, once they get to know their owner, they'll be putty in their paws.

They can’t help their owner cheat on a test, but they’re still considered the smartest dogs.

  • Border Collie
  • Australian Shepherd
  • English Shepherd
  • Welsh Sheepdog

It's true that a Border Collie once broke the world record for being the fastest dog to open a car window? This breed is considered the most intelligent and also the most agile among its kind.

It's true that a Border Collie once broke the world record for being the fastest dog to open a car window? This breed is considered the most intelligent and also the most agile among its kind.

This large dog breed was once used to keep evil spirits at bay.

  • Great Dane
  • Anatolian Shepherd
  • Irish Wolfhounds
  • English Mastiff

They’re known for being elegant and extremely tall. On average a male grows to 86 cm, and a female grows to 81 cm. But anyone who watched Scooby Doo as a kid is probably already familiar with this breed.

They’re known for being elegant and extremely tall. On average a male grows to 86 cm, and a female grows to 81 cm. But anyone who watched Scooby Doo as a kid is probably already familiar with this breed.

This hairless breed was featured in the animated film “Coco.”

  • Xoloitzcuintle
  • Chihuahua
  • Basenji
  • Rat Terrier

Xolo for short is a hairless dog breed that is known for being a loyal companion, alert and protective, too. Mexicans believe that this breed guides the souls of the dead through the dangerous underworld.

Xolo for short is a hairless dog breed that is known for being a loyal companion, alert and protective, too. Mexicans believe that this breed guides the souls of the dead through the dangerous underworld.

It might be small, but this dog thinks it’s the cream of the crop and isn’t afraid of bigger dogs.

  • Papillon
  • Maltese
  • Schipperke
  • Pomeranian

Pomeranians have a lot of confidence for their size and tend to be quite gutsy around larger animals. And yet, they’re loyal to the T and make awesome therapy dogs, too.

Pomeranians have a lot of confidence for their size and tend to be quite gutsy around larger animals. And yet, they’re loyal to the T and make awesome therapy dogs, too.

If someone ever finds themself lost, they better hope that this dog breed’s around to find them.

  • Caucasian Shepherd Dog
  • St. Bernard
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Sheep Dog

They might look like they’re sleepy all the time, but they were bred for rescue work. So besides being friendly and gentle, they’re great at search and rescue missions, especially if their owner finds themself lost and injured in the middle of nowhere.

They might look like they’re sleepy all the time, but they were bred for rescue work. So besides being friendly and gentle, they’re great at search and rescue missions, especially if their owner finds themself lost and injured in the middle of nowhere.

This dog breed has unique markings, and Disney even made a movie about them.

  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Dalmatian

Dalmatians have a white coat marked with black spots and are highly intelligent, playful and energetic, which is why kids love them. But anyone who has watched "101 Dalmatians" probably already knows this.

Dalmatians have a white coat marked with black spots and are highly intelligent, playful and energetic, which is why kids love them. But anyone who has watched "101 Dalmatians" probably already knows this.

They came from Russia and can leave anyone in the dust during a race.

  • Borzoi
  • Saluki
  • Franzuskaya Bolonka
  • Samoyed

These athletic greyhound-like pooches are huge, shaggy and very fast, too. In fact, they can reach speeds of up to 40 miles an hour. But they’re also quite gentle and respectful which makes them great pets.

These athletic greyhound-like pooches are huge, shaggy and very fast, too. In fact, they can reach speeds of up to 40 miles an hour. But they’re also quite gentle and respectful which makes them great pets.

They’re considered one of the rarest breeds on the planet.

  • Turkish Pointer
  • Boykin Spaniel
  • Pachon Navarro
  • Andalusian Hound Maneto

These hounds are native to Spain and have a uniquely-shaped nose that looks almost fork-like in shape. They’re often used to hunt animals like rabbits.

These hounds are native to Spain and have a uniquely-shaped nose that looks almost fork-like in shape. They’re often used to hunt animals like rabbits.

These dogs stick out because they are so posh with their adorable haircuts.

  • Pekingese
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Bichon Frise
  • Poodle

They’re alert, active and oh-so faithful. But most people know them because their coats are often primped, preened and trimmed. But another reason they’re groomed this way is so their movements aren’t obstructed while they’re in the water.

They’re alert, active and oh-so faithful. But most people know them because their coats are often primped, preened and trimmed. But another reason they’re groomed this way is so their movements aren’t obstructed while they’re in the water.

Back in the Middle Ages, only people of noble blood were allowed to own this breed.

  • Saluki
  • Whippet
  • Borzoi
  • Italian Greyhound

They’re one of the few rare breeds that were mentioned in the Old Testament and in the Middle Ages, if a commoner was caught owning one, they would face execution.

They’re one of the few rare breeds that were mentioned in the Old Testament and in the Middle Ages, if a commoner was caught owning one, they would face execution.

They’re highly courageous which is the main reason they became the first official mascots for the Olympics.

  • German Shepherd
  • Shiba Inu
  • Siberian Husky
  • Great Dane

They have lots of energy and are quite playful. And while they might look like wolves, they’re actually very kind and affectionate, which is one of the main reasons they’d make awful guard dogs.

They have lots of energy and are quite playful. And while they might look like wolves, they’re actually very kind and affectionate, which is one of the main reasons they’d make awful guard dogs.

Some people might confuse this breed for a lamb, but it’s actually this dog...

  • Havanese
  • Sheepdog
  • Bichon Frise
  • Bedlington Terrier

At a glance they look like a baby lamb, but they’ve been used in racing, sports and are considered a hunter’s best friend. And if a house has vermin like rats, this breed will sniff them out and get rid of the problem for the homeowner.

At a glance they look like a baby lamb, but they’ve been used in racing, sports and are considered a hunter’s best friend. And if a house has vermin like rats, this breed will sniff them out and get rid of the problem for the homeowner.

These dogs are like a shepherd’s best friend because they’re oh-so good at herding.

  • Puli
  • Komondor
  • Bergamasco
  • Sheep Dog

This breed is of Hungarian origin and is famous for its tight curled coat that looks an awful lot like dreadlocks. They’re mostly used to guard livestock and help shepherds herd their flocks.

This breed is of Hungarian origin and is famous for its tight curled coat that looks an awful lot like dreadlocks. They’re mostly used to guard livestock and help shepherds herd their flocks.

They’re easy to train and are the ultimate protectors of their kind.

  • Bullmastiff
  • Rottweiler
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • German Shepherd

This breed has a distinctively long muzzle and is also very muscular and energetic, which is one of the reasons why they’re so great to keep around for protection. They’re also quite loyal and affectionate which is why kids love them so much.

This breed has a distinctively long muzzle and is also very muscular and energetic, which is one of the reasons why they’re so great to keep around for protection. They’re also quite loyal and affectionate which is why kids love them so much.

According to folktales, this breed once carried fairies on their backs because their coat markings look like a saddle and harness.

  • Sheltie
  • Beagle
  • Pembroke Welsh corgi
  • Cardigan corgi

This cattle herding dog is playful, friendly and outgoing. They’re also extremely protective and loyal which would definitely explain why Queen Elizabeth has one by her side all the time.

This cattle herding dog is playful, friendly and outgoing. They’re also extremely protective and loyal which would definitely explain why Queen Elizabeth has one by her side all the time.

The only hair anyone will find on these breeds is either on their tails or on top of their heads.

  • Chinese Crested
  • American Hairless Terrier
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid
  • Xoloitzcuintle

Officially recognized as a piece of Peru’s heritage, this dog is agile, swift and noble to the bone. But back in the day, they were bred to act as a living, breathing bed warmer.

Officially recognized as a piece of Peru’s heritage, this dog is agile, swift and noble to the bone. But back in the day, they were bred to act as a living, breathing bed warmer.

They’re so cute and tiny and will follow their owners anywhere, except the pool or the beach.

  • Pekingese
  • Bulldog
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Pug

They’re known for having a wrinkly, muzzled face and are quite sociable, playful and attentive. They’re also pretty quiet, too and prefer to spend time cuddling on their owner's lap while they Netflix and chill.

They’re known for having a wrinkly, muzzled face and are quite sociable, playful and attentive. They’re also pretty quiet, too and prefer to spend time cuddling on their owner's lap while they Netflix and chill.

This breed is a direct descendant of those dogs who crossed the Bering land bridge into North America along with Indigenous peoples.

  • Labrador Retrievers
  • Carolina Dog
  • Anatolian Shepherd
  • Australian Shepherd

This breed earned its name because of the area their packs tend to roam in. When they first join the family, they might be shy and suspicious at first. But once they get to know their owner, they’ll be gentle and loyal.

This breed earned its name because of the area their packs tend to roam in. When they first join the family, they might be shy and suspicious at first. But once they get to know their owner, they’ll be gentle and loyal.

This dog breed became Louisiana’s state dog back in 1979.

  • Xoloitcuintle
  • Koolie
  • Borzoi
  • Catahoula Leopard Dog

This dog is intelligent, energetic, loving and gentle. They're also very inquisitive and independent, too. Another interesting note about this breed is that its name “Catahoula” means sacred lake among the Chocktaw tribe.

This dog is intelligent, energetic, loving and gentle. They're also very inquisitive and independent, too. Another interesting note about this breed is that its name “Catahoula” means sacred lake among the Chocktaw tribe.

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