1. Look closely at the picture to the left, can you identify the breed?
The Irish Setter was bred for hunting, specifically for setting or locating and pointing upland game birds. They are a tireless, wide-ranging hunter, and well-suited to fields and wet or dry moorland terrain. Learn More
2. This dog breed is named after a subarctic archipelago that lies northeast of the island of Great Britain and forms part of Scotland, What is the breed?
The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog. The original name of this breed was Shetland Collie, but this caused controversy among the Rough Collie breeders at the time, so the breed's name was formally changed to Shetland Sheepdog. Learn More
3. This dog (sometimes described as a long-haired greyhound) is a Borzoi. What is it's other common name?
The Borzoi (/ˈbɔːrzɔɪ/, literally "fast"), also called the Russian wolfhound (Russian: Ру́сская псовая борзая), is a breed of domestic dog. Learn More
4. The Doberman Pinscher was developed by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. What was the original purpose of this breed
Dobermann served in the dangerous role of local tax collector, and ran the Apolda dog pound. With access to dogs of many breeds, he aimed to create a breed that would be ideal for protecting him during his collections, Learn More
5. The Affenpinscher. The breed is German in origin and dates back to the seventeenth century. Which of the following weight groups would you expect to find this dog in?
The Affenpinscher ranges in size from 9 to 11½ inches tall at the shoulder. The name is derived from the German Affe (ape, monkey). The breed predates and is ancestral to the Brussels Griffon. Learn More
6. The Dogue de Bordeaux is a very powerful dog, with a very muscular body, from which country did it originate?
The Dogue de Bordeaux is also known as the French Mastiff. They were used to pull carts, haul heavy objects, guard flocks and to protect homes of the European elite. Learn More
7. The American Kennel Club classifies breeds by various groups. Do you know which group the Labrador Retriever belongs to?
The lab is one of the most popular pet breeds. However Labradors were originally bred as a hunting dog. Learn More
8. Which breed won "the best of show award at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2012?
The 4-year-old Malachy won his 115th overall best in show title. The crowd clearly was on his side, hollering his name at Madison Square Garden, defeating a Dalmatian, a dachshund, a German shepherd, a Doberman pinscher, an Irish setter and a Kerry blue terrier to become “America’s Dog". Learn More
9. Look closely at the picture to the left, can you identify the breed?
The Vallhund originated more than 1,000 years ago. Known as the "Viking dog", the Vallhund was bred to herd cattle, catch vermin (such as rats), and guard the home. The vallhund was also referred to as "the little cattle dog of the Vikings Learn More
10. Queen Elizabeth II of England is famous for keeping these dogs. Which breed are they?
Her Corgis are direct descendants of dogs kept by George VI and the Queen Mother. Despite their small size Corgis were originally bred to herd cattle on the hillsides of Wales Learn More