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Around the World in Twenty Dogs
"Twenty dogs from around the worlds introduce themselves and ask you to guess their breed. Some breeds are well-known to dog lovers, but others are a little more rare!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Woof woof! I'm a terrier from England. There are loads of different types of terrier, so to help you, I'll say I'm a bright, hardy little dog with a rough coat, and you may have seen one of my relatives in the Tintin books, or in 'The Thin Man'. What kind of terrier am I?
Wire fox terrier
Parson Russell terrier
Dia dhuit! I'm a terrier too, from Ireland, and I'm going to jump on you and lick your face. A shaggy-haired little dog, I'm considered an ideal pet for people with allergies, as I shed far less than other dogs. What sort of terrier am I?
Glen of Imaal terrier
Kerry Blue terrier
Soft-coated wheaten terrier
Whaddya at? I'm from Canada, and I'm an enormous hairy dog with dark fur and webbed feet. My human is a fisherman and I like to help him out on his boat. I might look intimidating at first glance, but don't be fooled - I'm a real gentle giant. I'm named after the province I come from, but which one?
Yo, dawg, what's up? I'm from the US of A and my job is to chase my prey up trees so my human can catch it. That's why they call me the treeing Walker coonhound, and you'll recognise me by my tan and white colouring long floppy ears. I'm not the only type of coonhound; I've got cousins from five other types of coonhound breed. But can you tell me which of the coonhounds listed below ISN'T an actual breed?
Black and tan coonhound
Hola, qué tal? I'm from Mexico, and I'm one rare and unusual-looking dog. Aside from my huge ears, I also have a characteristic that makes me different to other dogs. They call me the Xoloitzcuintli in the Nahuatl language, but what's my name in English?
Mexican toy terrier
Mexican treeing dog
Mexican hairless dog
G'day, mate! I'm an Australian kelpie, and my human is a stockman. Me and my brothers keep his sheep in line. We've got another dog helping us, an Australian shepherd - but is it actually an Australian dog?
Om swasiastu! I'm a rare breed of spitz-type dog from Indonesia. The humans call me Kintamani, and I'm the native dog of one of the many islands that make up Indonesia - but which island?
Konichiwa! I'm from Japan - more specifically, the Kochi prefecture - and I'm a dog which was originally bred for fighting. I'm a large mastiff-type dog, with strong jaws, but humans don't seem to like me for some reason - I've been banned in various countries. Which breed am I?
Ni hao! I'm Chinese, and I won't mind if you mistake me for a lion. I might be small, but I can be fierce when I want to be, and proud too - well, you'd be proud yourself if you were favoured by Chinese emperors. In fact, the Empress Dowager Cixi wrote a standard for my kind. Which type of dog am I?
Tashi delek! Although I'm from Tibet, I'm popular in China too. In my homeland, you'll find me sitting outside Buddhist monasteries and nomad camps. I'm a big dog with a fluffy tail and a deep bark. Don't mess with me - I'm one of the oldest breeds in the world, and I can kill wolves. What kind of dog am I?
Salamatszyby! I'm a sighthound from Kyrgyzstan - you may not have heard of me as I'm quite a rare breed. In fact, there are only a few hundred of us in the world! I'm used to hunt game in the Tian Shan mountains, and they call me the Kyrgyzskaya borzaya in my homeland - but what's my other name?
Privet! I'm from Russia, I pull sleds and herd reindeer, and my fluffy white coat keeps me warm. You can't miss me - well, unless we're in the middle of a snowdrift! I'm named for the indigenous people in Siberia who bred me. What am I?
Salaam! You'll find me and my relatives across the Middle East, hunting gazelle, hares and other game. I'm your typical sighthound - like my relative the taigan, mentioned earlier in this quiz, I'm a lean, sleet-footed dog with long feathery ears and a fluffy tail. My nicknames include 'Persian greyhound' and the 'royal dog of Egypt'. What am I?
(6 letters, begins with 'S')
Salibonani! I'm from Rhodesia, or Zimbabwe as it's called now. Humans used to call me the African Lion Hound - yes, I'm a dog bred to hunt lions! I'm reddish in colour and I get my name from one of my most distinctive features. What kind of dog am I?
Rhodesian red dog
Bonjour! I'm the basenji, from Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I'm an ancient breed of hound with a wrinkled forehead and another distinguishing feature that makes me stand out among all the other dogs. What is it?
I have six toes on each paw
Instead of barking, I make a 'yodelling' noise
I walk on my hind legs, rather than walking on all fours
I can hunt my prey by detecting the prey's body heat
Merhaba! I'm from Turkey, and although my name makes me sound like a sheepdog, I'm not. If you want a big tough beast to protect your flock, I'm your dog. I'm prepared to take on any predators, even cheetahs, wolves and bears! I have a curly tail and although I come in many colours, I'm usually fawn with a black mask. What am I?
Bosporus shepherd dog
Anatolian shepherd dog
Dobar dan! I'm from Croatia, and I'm a spotted dog. I'm a dog of all trades - I can hunt, I can catch vermin, and I used to run alongside carriages. You may have seen 101 of my relatives in a certain Disney movie, based on a Dodie Smith novel. I need no further introduction. What am I?
Ciao! I'm an ancient breed from Italy with a tightly curled coat, which comes in handy for keeping me warm when I'm retrieving water fowl! I don't just hunt game, though - I'm also used to sniff out truffles. What am I?
Grüezi! I'm a tricoloured dog from Switzerland, and I'm from the sennenhund family, also known as 'mountain dogs'. There are four of us: the Bernese, the Entlebucher, the Appenzeller, and the greater Swiss. We're cattle dogs and we all have similar coats, but are different sizes. i'm the smallest. Which one am I?
Entlebucher mountain dog
Greater Swiss mountain dog
Appenzeller mountain dog
Bernese mountain dog
Guten Tag, meine Damen und Herren! I'm a big dog from Germany, and I need no introduction. You've probably seen me working with police and in airports, appearing on TV, or just playing with my humans. I'm very clever and I have a strong bite, and I'm not a dog for the inexperienced owner. What am I?
German shepherd dog
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