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"This quiz is about basic facts concerning dog breeds and dogs in general, and about the origin of some names of dogs."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
How did bull-dogs get their name?
Because they were used to guard cattle.
Because they look like caricatures of John Bull.
Because they were used for bull-baiting.
Because their heads look like "boules" or "bowls".
Some breeds of dogs have been specially trained for specific jobs. Which of these was originally meant for rat-catching?
a Yorkshire terrier
Greyhounds are used as hunting-dogs because of their qualities as scent-hounds.
Saint-Bernard dogs are called so because they were first bred in Clairvaux, when Saint-Bernard was the Abbot there.
Which of these breeds of dogs is or has also been given the name "Alsatians"?
German Shepherd Dogs
On November 3, 1957 the Soviet Union launched a female dog into space. Her now famous name was Laika. What did that name mean?
Who was in a famous tragic story, the owner of a particularly faithful dog called Gelert?
King Ethelred the Unready
King Henry VII of the House of Tudor
Which of these breeds got its name from a tax-collector who needed this type of dog as a companion when doing his job?
Bloodhounds got their name because they are so bloodthirsty.
Which of these types of dogs sheds (moults) the least?
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