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Name the Dog Breed Quiz!

How many dog breeds are you familiar with? Let’s see!

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    This dog breed comes from Japan and is considered a separate breed from its American counterpart. They are in the 75-110 pound range (34-50 kilo for metric users) and are known as very intelligent and loyal dogs. It’s one of the most ancient dog breeds and sadly, their fur was used for warmth during WWII.

    • Shih Zuh
    • Akita
    • Basenji
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    This breed is very similar in appearance to the Siberian Husky, and was used throughout history for pulling supplies to villages. This type of dog aided Rear Admiral Richard Byrd to the South Pole, and the miners that went North for the Gold Rush of 1896. It is a medium to large sized dog that is generally black, white and gray.

    • German Shepherd
    • Great Dane
    • Alaskan Malamute
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    This dog breed comes from the Middle East and has a body structure similar to that of a Greyhound. This has earned this breed the nickname of “The Persian Greyhound”. This breed is a very fast hunting dog.

    • Samoyed
    • Saluki
    • Sharpei
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    This hunting dog originated from Africa (specifically, the Democratic Republic of Congo) and is also referred to as the Congo Dog. These dogs are typically brown in appearance and vaguely resemble dingos.

    • Basenji
    • Pitt Bull
    • Lhasa Apso
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    This type of dog hails from the Canary Islands and was originally bred for working livestock. These dogs are typically on the larger side and are known for their dominant temperment. These dogs tend to have a gray/black coat and have been linked to many human fatalities.

    • Perro de Presa Canario
    • Bull Mastiff
    • Great Dane
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    This Russian dog is referred to in Europe as a Bjelkier. They’re typically white and fluffy and usually weigh 17-30 kilos (40-70 lbs). The tail of this breed is one of its most distinguishable features as it is carried curled over its back.

    • Pomeranian
    • Poodle
    • Samoyed
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    This dog is a member of the Greyhound family (from Russia and Belarus) and is also a member of the Sighthound family. These dogs have a silky coat that is often wavy/curly and generally do not bark often. These dogs are also very fast runners and vary in color.

    • Wolfhound
    • St. Bernard
    • Borzoi
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    This dog is one of the most popular breeds because they generally do not bite and they socialize well with other dogs. These dogs are generally small in size and are typically white, brown/dark orange, and black. They are hunting dogs and known escape artists, and are one of the loudest dog breeds in terms of barking. Unfortunately, many of these characterstics are reasons why this breed is often used for animal testing.

    • Bloodhound
    • Beagle
    • Bassett Hound
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    This dog comes from Hungary and has an unusual long corded coat. This dog tends to be large and has the heaviest amount of fur in the canine world (20-27cm long). This breed is almost exclusively white. It is not common in the United States, but has been growing in population due to the desire to protect sheep and goats from predators such as coyotes, cougars, and bears.

    • Komondor
    • Bichon Frise
    • Schipperke
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    This large dog comes from Southern Africa (not to be confused with South Africa). It was used (among other reasons) to hunt lions, and generally has short red wheaten fur. These dogs have a very distinct marking in their fur and are also known as African Lion Hounds.

    • Rhodesian Ridgeback
    • Basenji
    • Elkhound

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