We Gave This Dog Breed Identification Quiz to 100 Adults and only 3% Passed!

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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You don't get a significant title like "man's best friend" without working for it for years; and that's exactly why dogs are the only animal in the world that are worthy of that status. While the domestic dogs that we are so familiar with today are actually a subspecies of of the gray wolf, there are in fact also a wide array of breeds of dog within this subspecies itself. How many breeds of dog are there? Well, there are approximately well over 300 different breeds of dog in all corners of the world. That's way too many for one quiz, so we've taken 40 of the most popular dog breeds from around the world and put them here so that you can test your knowledge!

While today dogs are kept mostly as social pets, friends and companions, they were actually first used for hunting by early humans. In fact, did you know that the dog was the first animal to be domesticated by humans (step aside goats and pigs!)? So are you ready to test your knowledge and see if you are an expert on man's best friend and most faithful companion? Then c'mon, let's get started!

The Labrador retriever is a common breed of dog that is distinguished by its strongly built, medium-sized body; its short, dense, weather-resistant coat; and its good disposition. It is one of the most popular dogs in North America and the UK and it is ranked number one in popularity by the American Kennel Club.

The German shepherd is a popular breed of medium to large-sized working dog. Due to their intelligence, strength, obedience, and trainability, they are used for many types of work; from the police and military to disability assistance.

The golden retriever is a popular breed of dog that is notable for its sturdy, muscular build and its hard-working nature. These dogs are renowned for their ability to be easily trained and their instinctive love of water.

The French Bulldog is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its combination of muscular build and small stature. It is notably more popular in Australia than it is in Europe and North America.

The beagle is a popular breed of dog that is notable for being originally developed primarily for hunting hares. The beagle is actually a breed of small hound that looks similar to the foxhound, just much smaller.

The poodle is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its curly coat that is often cut and styled into elegant fashions. The poodle is also one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world.

The rottweiler is a popular breed of dog that is notable for its great strength and stature, as well as their black coat. They have not only been used for herding but also as guard dogs, as search and rescue dogs, and as police dogs.

The Yorkshire terrier is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its compact frame and silky coat. They are notable for being hypoallergenic and great candidates for a companion dog.

The German shorthaired pointer is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its large size and its lean, athletic build. Originally used as hunting dogs, they are extremely active dogs that love physical activities and spending time outdoors.

The Siberian husky is a popular breed of dog that is notable for erect triangular ears and its thickly furred double coat. As their name suggests, they are capable of withstanding extremely frigid temperatures.

The dachshund is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its short legs and long body. They were initially developed to track wounded animals and also hunt smaller prey.

The Great Dane is a popular breed of dog that is notable for being one of the tallest dog breeds in the world. They are distinguished by their caring temperament and courageous nature.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a popular breed of dog that is notable for its short and stout body type. It was originally bred and utilized as a herding dog for cattle, sheep, geese, ducks and horses.

The Doberman pinscher is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its muscular and powerful body that is built for great endurance and speed. They are prized for their unwavering loyalty, fearlessness, and energetic nature.

The Australian shepherd is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its thick coat and friendly face. It is an intelligent working dog that is skilled at guarding or herding.

The miniature schnauzer is a popular breed of dog that is notable for its close undercoat and its hard, wiry, outer coat. It originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century.

The shih tzu is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its long coat that it is often prized for. The shih tzu is said to have originated in China and was valued by nobility.

The Boston terrier is a popular breed of dog that is notable for its short stature and intelligent nature. They usually weigh no more than 25 pounds, are very sociable and love to play.

The Pomeranian is a popular breed of dog that is notable for being extremely popular as a companion dog all over the world. It is actually descended from the larger Spitz-type dogs, like the German Spitz.

The Havanese is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its small frame and its relatively long and silky coat. As its name suggests, it is the national dog of Cuba.

The Shetland sheepdog is a popular breed of dog that is notable for being a long-haired working dog. It has a dense undercoat and a long coat is harsh and straight.

The Bernese mountain dog is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its large size and it relatively robust build. They will oftentimes get noticeably attached to their owners, especially young children.

The mastiff is a popular breed of dog that is notable for large build and relatively wrinkled skin. They can surpass 30 inches at the shoulder and even easily outweigh an adult.

The cocker spaniel is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its exceptionally curly coat. As it name suggests it is closely related to the English cocker spaniel.

The Chihuahua is a popular breed of dog that is notable for holding the title of being the smallest breed of dog in the world. It is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico.

The Maltese is a popular breed of dog that is notable for their small stature and cute demeanor. They usually weigh less than seven pounds and are covered by a long, straight, silky coat.

The Weimaraner is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its lean muscular frame and athletic build. They are extremely obedient, love to exercise and love the outdoors.

The Newfoundland is a popular breed of dog that is notable for its sweet disposition and thick coat. Under its thick coat it is actually relatively muscular and powerfully built.

The Cane Corso is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its medium to large size and muscular build. Due to their imposing appearance, they are often used as guard dogs.

The border collie is a popular breed of dog that is often cited as the most intelligent domestic breed of dog. It was originally bred as a herding dog for livestock, most often for sheep.

The basset hound is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its long body that is low to the ground. It has an exceptional sense of smell and was originally bred for the purpose of hunting hares.

The Rhodesian ridgeback is a popular breed of dog that is notable for slender build and striking features. It is extremely athletic in terms of both body type and its love for activity and the outdoors.

The Belgian malinois is a popular breed of dog that is notable for its combination of strength and elegance. The U.S. Secret Service uses Belgian malinois to guard the grounds of the White House.

The Shiba Inu is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its compact but strong body type. They are an extremely old breed of dog that was originally intended to be a hunting dog; however, to day they are often valued as companions due to their appearance.

The St. Bernard is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its enormous size and friendly demeanor. The St. Bernard was originally bred for rescue at the Great St Bernard Pass on the Italian-Swiss border.

The bloodhound is a popular breed of dog that is notable for wrinkled appearance and powerful build. As the name suggests, this breed of dog has been highly valued for its incredibly keen sense of smell.

The Alaskan malamute is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its thick coat, high stamina, and notable strength. The Alaskan malamute is one of the oldest Arctic sled dogs in the world.

The Dalmatian is a popular breed of dog that is notable for its iconic spotted coat and its slender build. Dalmatians have earned a place in popular culture as a mascot of sorts for firehouses and firefighters.

The Italian greyhound is a popular breed of dog that is distinguished by its noticeably slender body and powerful legs. They are in many ways simply smaller versions of actual greyhounds.

The boxer is a popular breed of dog that is notable for its intimidating demeanor and muscular build. It was originally intended to serve as a guard dog or as a working dog.

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