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Quiz about Days With My Best Friend
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Days With My Best Friend Trivia Quiz


The challenge was to write a quiz about your favourite place. My choice is my favourite because of the company I had there, so welcome to the dog park.

A photo quiz by 480154st. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
480154st
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
402,153
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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481
Last 3 plays: Kat1982 (1/10), Guest 24 (4/10), Guest 163 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which California city, named after an 18th century Irish bishop and philosopher, is credited with being the site of the world's first off leash dog park? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Boxer dogs originate from which country? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which city, on the Levantine Sea section of the Mediterranean, is doggy paradise with four dedicated dog beaches and over 50 dogs parks? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Of the following, which best describes a boxer? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. A good variety of vegetation is vital in a dog park, to keep your pet stimulated as well as providing a good toilet. Would sago palm be a good choice of plant to keep Fido happy?


Question 6 of 10
6. Prior to a ban on tail docking becoming law, in which country did geneticist Dr. Bruce Cattanach, reinvent the Boxer by breeding a bob-tailed Boxer? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In which extremely wet UK city, home to an impressive stadium, did the country's first indoor dog park open in 2014? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Boxers come in three recognised colours. Which is not a boxer colour? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Specific rules vary from dog park to dog park, but no matter which one you and your four legged buddy visit, what are the two things you should always take with you? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The boxer, along with other breeds such as the Newfoundland, Boston terrier and French bulldog has a relatively broad, short skull. What is the correct term for this? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which California city, named after an 18th century Irish bishop and philosopher, is credited with being the site of the world's first off leash dog park?

Answer: Berkeley

In 1979, a group of Berkeley residents, led by Martha Scott Benedict occupied an area of land cleared for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system and declared it a dog park. By 1983 their hard work, campaigning and fund raising, had paid off and the area was officially designated a dog park - the world's first. For her untiring efforts, the park, originally known as Ohlone Dog Park, was renamed the Martha Scott Benedict Memorial Park.

Long time co-campaigner, Doris Richards, who served as president of the Ohlone Dog Park Association (ODPA, pronounced Odd Paw) between 1985 and 2001, is honoured with a commemorative fire hydrant used by the dogs to pay their respects.

The picture shows the well known Sather Tower, commonly called the Campanile, found on the campus of the University of California.
2. Boxer dogs originate from which country?

Answer: Germany

The boxer was bred from crossing the Old English bulldog, which became extinct after a 19th century ban on bull baiting and dog fighting led to a lack of interest in the breed, and the Bullenbeisser, a breed which became extinct due to crossbreeding instead of due to a decadence of the breed.

The boxer was originally bred to pursue animals such as bear and wild boar and hold the animal in its powerful jaws until the hunters arrived.
3. Which city, on the Levantine Sea section of the Mediterranean, is doggy paradise with four dedicated dog beaches and over 50 dogs parks?

Answer: Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv is an amazing city, and has a reputation for being the party capital of the Middle East, as well as the vegan food capital of the world, one of the finest LGBT destinations in the world and also a dog lover's paradise with a huge choice of parks in which your pooch can play. Hilton Beach in North Tel Aviv is hugely popular, and in the south, Alam Beach is also well frequented, while popular dog parks include Spiegel Park and Hayarkon Park in the north and the wonderful Gan Meir, nicknamed the 24/7 doggy nightclub, in central Tel Aviv, complete with dog obstacle courses, pools, secluded spots and plenty of space.
4. Of the following, which best describes a boxer?

Answer: Playful, energetic and loyal

Add highly intelligent and friendly to the list and you have, in my opinion the perfect companion. After a short time, you even overlook the incredible amount of drool that a boxer can generate and the supersonic level of snoring becomes akin to a gentle lullaby. When training a boxer, one has to be patient and consistent, as the breed soon becomes bored with repetition which, when combined with their sense of fun, can often lead to them developing their own idea of obedience.

One final thing to remember, no matter how old your boxer is, it will never grow up.
5. A good variety of vegetation is vital in a dog park, to keep your pet stimulated as well as providing a good toilet. Would sago palm be a good choice of plant to keep Fido happy?

Answer: No

Sago palm, which is native to southern Japan, makes for a very nice ornamental plant, as well as being used in the production of sago, but all parts of the plant are poisonous to dogs with the nuts being especially toxic. The plant contains cycasin which will cause severe liver failure in canines and even with aggressive treatment, animal welfare experts put the chances of recovery at 50/50 at best.

Shrubs such as bamboo palm, honey locust and of course dogwood, are perfect for dog parks as are herbs such as dill, which will not only give your dog fresh breath, but will also help prevent inflammation and diabetes due to its anti-oxidant properties.
6. Prior to a ban on tail docking becoming law, in which country did geneticist Dr. Bruce Cattanach, reinvent the Boxer by breeding a bob-tailed Boxer?

Answer: UK

Dr. Bruce Cattanach was uniquely qualified to carry out this experiment, which he began in 1992 as not only was he a geneticist, he had also been showing boxers since 1949. He began by mating one of his boxer bitches with a Pembroke corgi to determine whether the bob-tail gene of the corgi could be transferred into the offspring. This produced Dolly, a dog of corgi like stature, with some boxer characteristics, who was then bred to one of Dr. Cattanach's dogs, to produce Jane, a dog with a corgi like head, but otherwise looking very much like a boxer, but with a natural bob-tail.
When bred with another of Dr. Cattanach's dogs, Jane produced George, Paddy and Bobby, Boxers of show quality, with a natural bob-tail and the dogs that Bobby then produced, which were the fourth generation of the process, were accepted by the Kennel Club in UK as purebred boxers.

Litters of bob-tailed Boxers can now be found in UK, across Europe and in USA and Australia.
7. In which extremely wet UK city, home to an impressive stadium, did the country's first indoor dog park open in 2014?

Answer: Cardiff

Just a month before the indoor dog park opened in November 2014, the Meteorological Office issued figures showing that the Welsh capital of Cardiff was the wettest city in UK, with 115 centimetres (45 inches) of rain per year.

The former warehouse has been fitted with artificial grass, benches, trees, jumps, tunnels and a ball play zone, and covers a total area of 1860 square metres (20,000 square feet). This gives plenty of room for walking your dog without having to wrestle with an umbrella.

Cardiff is home to the Principality Stadium (Stadiwm Principality in Welsh) which has the second largest retractable stadium roof in the world, second only to the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL.
8. Boxers come in three recognised colours. Which is not a boxer colour?

Answer: Black

Fawn boxers may range in colour from a light tan to a deer red, while a brindle boxer is a dog with black stripes on a fawn background. Both will often have a white chest or white feet and this is known as a flash, meaning that dogs will often be referred to as a "flashy brindle" or "flashy fawn".
White boxers will have white colouring covering over a third of their coat.

The breed does not carry the gene required for a solid black coat, meaning that black boxers do not exist.
9. Specific rules vary from dog park to dog park, but no matter which one you and your four legged buddy visit, what are the two things you should always take with you?

Answer: Leash and poo bags

Some basic dog park ground rules include making sure vaccinations are up to date before visiting and not taking a bitch while she is in heat. Toys such as tennis balls can be taken, but your dog may have to share them, so this isn't always a good idea as it can quickly lead to fights between dogs that don't know each other.

You should try to avoid taking small children, especially when the park is busy, as they can easily be knocked down by playful dogs, and taking sandwiches and beer is never a good idea.

Poo bags are a necessity and if you're anything like me you will have them in the pockets of every coat and jacket you own. Once filled, dispose of the bags responsibly. Leaving them tied to a tree branch is never an option.
Finally, always carry your dog's leash, even in an off leash park, just in case play time gets out of hand and you need to take your dog away from the action.
10. The boxer, along with other breeds such as the Newfoundland, Boston terrier and French bulldog has a relatively broad, short skull. What is the correct term for this?

Answer: Brachycephalic

Brachycephalic, or a broad, short skull, is a way of saying flat faced without hurting your dog's feelings, and the word brachycephalic is derived from the Ancient Greek for the words "short" and "head". While brachycephalic dogs may look very cute, they will often suffer from health problems such as obstructive airway syndrome and heart problems caused by a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream due to short, laboured breathing.
They are also susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease brought on by still having to fit 42 teeth in a mouth with a shortened upper jaw compared to dogs with a longer snout.

Dolichocephalic animals have a relatively long skull, while mesaticephalic creatures are neither markedly dolichocephalic or brachycephalic.
Source: Author 480154st

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