Which Dog Breed Is This?

Can you name these 50 popular dog breeds?

Introduction

Some people might call cats the unofficial mascot of the Internet, but dogs certainly give them a run for their money. From dang heckin' doggos to puppers, the Internet sure loves man's best friend. While nowadays we might celebrate our canine companions with viral memes like Doge (wow), humans and dogs share a history dating back thousands of years. In fact, several anthropological and genetic studies conclude that dogs were the first species humans domesticated, anywhere from 15,000-30,000 years ago.

According to Statista, almost 90 million dogs were kept as pets in the United States during 2017, making them the third-most popular pet in the country; only freshwater fish and cats were above them. While many of these canine pets are mixes, plenty of purebred dogs are chosen as companions for a variety of reasons. The American Kennel Club lists the Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, and Golden Retriever as three of the most popular breeds in the United States.

Can you spot the Dalmatian or sniff out which good boy is the Basset Hound? If you're a dog lover, it shouldn't be too ruff telling apart some of the most iconic dog breeds in the world. The World Canine Organization (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) currently recognizes 344 distinct breeds. Can you name 50 of the most popular ones? There's only one way to find out. Click "Let's Play" to begin!

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Some people might call cats the unofficial mascot of the Internet, but dogs certainly give them a run for their money. From dang heckin' doggos to puppers, the Internet sure loves man's best friend. While nowadays we might celebrate our canine companions with viral memes like Doge (wow), humans and dogs share a history dating back thousands of years. In fact, several anthropological and genetic studies conclude that dogs were the first species humans domesticated, anywhere from 15,000-30,000 years ago.

According to Statista, almost 90 million dogs were kept as pets in the United States during 2017, making them the third-most popular pet in the country; only freshwater fish and cats were above them. While many of these canine pets are mixes, plenty of purebred dogs are chosen as companions for a variety of reasons. The American Kennel Club lists the Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, and Golden Retriever as three of the most popular breeds in the United States.

Can you spot the Dalmatian or sniff out which good boy is the Basset Hound? If you're a dog lover, it shouldn't be too ruff telling apart some of the most iconic dog breeds in the world. The World Canine Organization (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) currently recognizes 344 distinct breeds. Can you name 50 of the most popular ones? There's only one way to find out. Click "Let's Play" to begin!

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The World Canine Organization (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) recognizes 344 dog breeds. Can you name 50 of the most popular ones?


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Let's Play!

1. Which dog breed is this?


1. Which dog breed is this?

1. Pug

2. German Shepherd

3. Mastiff

4. Great Dane

The correct answer is German Shepherd, also called the Alsatian. Did you know Rin Tin Tin, a German Shepherd who starred in several movies in the 1920s and 30s, received the most votes for the 1929 Academy Award for Best Actor?



2. Which dog breed is this?


2. Which dog breed is this?

1. Pug

2. Rat Terrier

3. Cocker Spaniel

4. Corgi

The correct answer is Pug. Doug the Pug is one popular doggo. He has over 3 million followers on Instagram alone.



3. Which dog breed is this?


3. Which dog breed is this?

1. Chihuahua

2. Standard Poodle

3. Rottweiler

4. Pit bull

The correct answer is Rottweiler. According to the American Kennel Club, this breed dates back roughly 2,000 years, all the way to the Roman Empire.



4. Which dog breed is this?


4. Which dog breed is this?

1. English Bulldog

2. Chihuahua

3. Shar Pei

4. French Bulldog

The correct answer is the English Bulldog. Many history buffs know Winston Churchill as the British Bulldog. He also owned a pet Bulldog named Dodo.



5. Which dog breed is this?


5. Which dog breed is this?

1. German Shepherd

2. Dalmatian

3. Golden Retriever

4. Labrador Retriever

The correct answer is Labrador Retriever. They've been listed as the American Kennel Club's most popular dog for 24 years straight.



6. Which dog breed is this?


6. Which dog breed is this?

1. Standard Poodle

2. Siberian Husky

3. Afghan Hound

4. Saluki

The correct answer is Standard Poodle. Did you know they are one of the most intelligent dog breeds? Only the Border Collie is considered more intelligent.



7. Which dog breed is this?


7. Which dog breed is this?

1. Yorkshire Terrier

2. Miniature Schnauzer

3. Chihuahua

4. Akita

The correct answer is Chihuahua. Miracle Milly, a Chihuahua, holds the Guinness World Record for being the smallest dog in the entire world. She's less than 4 inches tall!



8. Which dog breed is this?


8. Which dog breed is this?

1. German Shepherd

2. St. Bernard

3. Doberman

4. Siberian Husky

The correct answer is Siberian Husky. They are one of the few dog breeds that can have blue eyes.



9. Which dog breed is this?


9. Which dog breed is this?

1. German Shepherd

2. Dalmatian

3. Golden Retriever

4. Labrador Retriever

The correct answer is Golden Retriever. Former US President Gerald Ford had a Golden Retriever named Liberty while he was in office. Liberty actually had a litter of puppies in the White House!



10. Which dog breed is this?


10. Which dog breed is this?

1. Yorkshire Terrier

2. Miniature Schnauzer

3. Chihuahua

4. Akita

The correct answer is Yorkshire Terrier. Did you know that a Yorkie, Smoky, was the first therapy dog? Smoky also served during WWII, and received many accolades for her heroics.



11. Which dog breed is this?


11. Which dog breed is this?

1. Pit bull

2. Bulldog

3. French Bulldog

4. Boxer

Shown here is an American Pit Bull Terrier, often called the Pit bull. Pit bulls unfortunately have a reputation as a dangerous dog, despite plenty of reputable organizations recognizing that these dogs are not inherently dangerous.



12. Which dog breed is this?


12. Which dog breed is this?

1. Great Dane

2. Doberman

3. Irish Setter

4. Dalmatian

The correct answer is Dobermann. This breed is well-known for its iconic look, including its sharp ears and stubby tail. Dobermanns aren't born like this, however; often, ears are cropped and tails docked shortly after birth to achieve this look.



13. Which dog breed is this?


13. Which dog breed is this?

1. Great Dane

2. Doberman

3. Irish Setter

4. Dalmatian

The correct answer is Great Dane. The tallest recorded domestic dog was a Great Dane. His should height was 44 inches!



14. Which dog breed is this?


14. Which dog breed is this?

1. Pit bull

2. Bulldog

3. French Bulldog

4. Boxer

The correct answer is French Bulldog. There's a reason they look so similar to the English bulldog; French bulldogs are descended from this breed.



15. Which dog breed is this?


15. Which dog breed is this?

1. Pit bull

2. Bulldog

3. French Bulldog

4. Boxer

The correct answer is Boxer. This popular breed has won the Westminster Kennel Club's "Best in Show" award 4 times.



16. Which dog breed is this?


16. Which dog breed is this?

1. German Shepherd

2. English Mastiff

3. Dachshund

4. Maltese

The correct answer is English Mastiff. Did you know "the Beast" from The Sandlot is an English Mastiff?



17. Which dog breed is this?


17. Which dog breed is this?

1. German Shepherd

2. Corgi

3. Dachshund

4. Maltese

The correct answer is Dachshund. The fattest recorded Dachshund was the 70-plus-pound Obie. (Don't worry! He's currently cut this weight in half.)



18. Which dog breed is this?


18. Which dog breed is this?

1. Doberman

2. Yorkshire Terrier

3. Dachshund

4. Maltese

The correct answer is Maltese. According to the American Kennel Club, this breed is roughly 2,800 years old!



19. Which dog breed is this?


19. Which dog breed is this?

1. Siberian Husky

2. Shetland Sheepdog

3. Pug

4. Dalmatian

The correct answer is Dalmatian. If you wanted to get one after seeing 101 Dalmatians, know that it's extremely high energy and needs lots of engagement. Plenty of people got and later dumped Dalmatian puppies after seeing this film. Always research the breed before getting one!



20. Which dog breed is this?


20. Which dog breed is this?

1. Greyhound

2. Shiba Inu

3. Border Collie

4. Chihuahua

The correct answer is Border Collie. Many sources claim it is the most intelligent dog breed. One Border Collie, Chaser, can identify over 1,000 objects by name.



21. Which dog breed is this?


21. Which dog breed is this?

1. Pomeranian

2. Chow Chow

3. Shiba Inu

4. Shih Tzu

The correct answer is Pomeranian. Jiff the Pom is Instagram's most popular pet with almost 7.4 million followers!



22. Which dog breed is this?


22. Which dog breed is this?

1. Dalmatian

2. Greyhound

3. Shiba Inu

4. Border Collie

The correct answer is Greyhound, a breed known for its speed. It can sprint as fast as 43 mph!



23. Which dog breed is this?


23. Which dog breed is this?

1. Beagle

2. Bloodhound

3. Basset Hound

4. Border Collie

The correct answer is Basset Hound. They have the second-strongest nose of any domesticated dog; only a Bloodhound's sense of smell is stronger.



24. Which dog breed is this?


24. Which dog breed is this?

1. Corgi

2. Dachshund

3. Saluki

4. St. Bernard

Shown here is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Queen Elizabeth II is known for her love of corgis. Since becoming queen, she's owned over 30 of them!



25. Which dog breed is this?


25. Which dog breed is this?

1. Golden Retriever

2. Dachshund

3. Saluki

4. St. Bernard

The correct answer is St. Bernard, well-known for being mountain rescue dogs. The recognizable barrel around their necks stems from the legend that they carried brandy to warm up people they rescued.



26. Which dog breed is this?


26. Which dog breed is this?

1. Shiba Inu

2. Bulldog

3. Mastiff

4. Chow Chow

The correct answer is Shiba Inu. The breed became a popular meme known as Doge in 2013. Very impress. Wow.



27. Which dog breed is this?


27. Which dog breed is this?

1. Bull Terrier

2. Wheaten Terrier

3. Dalmatian

4. Doberman

The correct answer is Bull Terrier. While the breed can be traced to the early 19th century, its distinctive head shape didn't emerge until the 1910s.



28. Which dog breed is this?


28. Which dog breed is this?

1. Bloodhound

2. Shetland Sheepdog

3. Border Collie

4. Cocker Spaniel

The correct answer is Shetland Sheepdog. It's not related to the similar-looking Rough Collie, which Lassie was.



29. Which dog breed is this?


29. Which dog breed is this?

1. Miniature Pinscher

2. Miniature Schnauzer

3. Afghan Hound

4. Corgi

The correct answer is Miniature Pinscher. No one actually knows how old this breed is. Some say it's shown in 1600s art, while others say definitive evidence of the breed didn't appear until the 1800s.



30. Which dog breed is this?


30. Which dog breed is this?

1. Afghan Hound

2. Mastiff

3. Alaskan Malamute

4. Boston Terrier

The correct answer is Boston Terrier. Unlike some breeds, its distinctive short tail is completely natural and rarely grows beyond two inches in length.



31. Which dog breed is this?


31. Which dog breed is this?

1. Airedale Terrier

2. Afghan Hound

3. Irish Setter

4. Dalmatian

The correct answer is Afghan Hound. The first ever cloned dog was an Afghan Hound named Snuppy.



32. Which dog breed is this?


32. Which dog breed is this?

1. Standard Poodle

2. Standard Schnauzer

3. Greyhound

4. St. Bernard

The correct answer is Standard Schnauzer, a German breed. They're named after their distinctive snout.



33. Which dog breed is this?


33. Which dog breed is this?

1. Cairn Terrier

2. Shetland Sheepdog

3. Corgi

4. Airedale Terrier

The correct answer is Airedale Terrier. The largest terrier, this breed can weigh up to 80 pounds!



34. Which dog breed is this?


34. Which dog breed is this?

1. Bloodhound

2. Basset Hound

3. Beagle

4. Afghan Hound

The correct answer is Bloodhound. It has the best sense of smell of any dog, with more than 300 million olfactory receptors. Humans only have about 6 million.



35. Which dog breed is this?


35. Which dog breed is this?

1. Greyhound

2. St. Bernard

3. Cairn Terrier

4. Shetland Sheepdog

The correct answer is Cairn Terrier. Toto of Wizard of Oz fame was a female Cairn Terrier named Terry.



36. Which dog breed is this?


36. Which dog breed is this?

1. Afghan Hound

2. Irish Setter

3. Dalmatian

4. Standard Poodle

The correct answer is Irish Setter. Richard Nixon's most famous dog was the Cocker Spaniel named Checkers. However, he later owned an Irish Setter named King Timahoe.



37. Which dog breed is this?


37. Which dog breed is this?

1. Saluki

2. Cocker Spaniel

3. Shar Pei

4. Siberian Husky

The correct answer is Saluki. This breed is faster than the Greyhound over long distances and is thought to have originated in the Fertile Crescent some 6,000 years ago.



38. Which dog breed is this?


38. Which dog breed is this?

1. Pomeranian

2. Chow Chow

3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

4. Pekingese

The correct answer is Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, named after King Charles II. False rumors say he decreed this breed couldn't be denied entry to any building, even government buildings.



39. Which dog breed is this?


39. Which dog breed is this?

1. German Shorthaired Pointer

2. German Shepherd

3. Bloodhound

4. Wheaten Terrier

The correct answer is German Shorthaired Pointer. No one really knows what breeds combined to make this dog, although some possible candidates are the Old Spanish Pointer, German Bird Dog, and English Pointer.



40. Which dog breed is this?


40. Which dog breed is this?

1. Afghan Hound

2. Cairn Terrier

3. Cocker Spaniel

4. Scottish Terrier

The correct answer is American Cocker Spaniel. Did you know Lady from Lady and the Tramp is an American Cocker Spaniel?



41. Which dog breed is this?


41. Which dog breed is this?

1. Afghan Hound

2. Cairn Terrier

3. Cocker Spaniel

4. Scottish Terrier

The correct answer is Scottish Terrier, or Scottie. Did you know the dog token in the Monopoly board game is a Scottie?



42. Which dog breed is this?


42. Which dog breed is this?

1. Shar Pei

2. Pomeranian

3. Akita

4. Pug

The correct answer is Shar Pei. This iconic wrinkled dog is one of the rarest breeds in the world.



43. Which dog breed is this?


43. Which dog breed is this?

1. Great Dane

2. Mastiff

3. St. Bernard

4. Great Pyrenees

The correct answer is Great Pyrenees. Did you know that a Great Pyrenees, Duke, has been elected ceremonial mayor of a small town in Minnesota?



44. Which dog breed is this?


44. Which dog breed is this?

1. Chow Chow

2. Pomeranian

3. Bulldog

4. Pug

The correct answer is Chow Chow. Sigmund Freud allegedly brought his pet Chow Chow to his therapy sessions.



45. Which dog breed is this?


45. Which dog breed is this?

1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

2. Pekingese

3. German Shorthaired Pointer

4. German Shepherd

The correct answer is Pekingese, one of the oldest dog breeds in the world.



46. Which dog breed is this?


46. Which dog breed is this?

1. St. Bernard

2. Bearded Collie

3. Miniature Schnauzer

4. Shar Pei

The correct answer is Bearded Collie. The titular dog in Disney's The Shaggy Dog is a Bearded Collie.



47. Which dog breed is this?


47. Which dog breed is this?

1. Wheaten Terrier

2. Cairn Terrier

3. Siberian Husky

4. Boston Terrier

The correct answer is the Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier. They live relatively long lives for dogs, roughly 12-15 years.



48. Which dog breed is this?


48. Which dog breed is this?

1. Irish Setter

2. Shar Pei

3. Alaskan Malamute

4. Akita

The correct answer is Alaskan Malamute. It's genetically close to the similar-looking Siberian Husky. Malamute males can grow to be more than 35 pounds larger than Huskies, however.



49. Which dog breed is this?


49. Which dog breed is this?

1. Cocker Spaniel

2. Miniature Schnauzer

3. Miniature Poodle

4. Miniature Pinscher

The correct answer is Miniature Schnauzer. They were bred from Standard Schnauzers to be more effective at catching rats.



50. Which dog breed is this?


50. Which dog breed is this?

1. Irish Setter

2. Shar Pei

3. Alaskan Malamute

4. Newfoundland

The correct answer is Newfoundland. These dogs are huge; adult males can grow to be almost 180 pounds!




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