Can You Identify All These Puppies?

By: Cameron Cobb

Can You Identify All These Puppies?
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Ah, puppies. What's not to love about them?

Puppies are some of the world's cutest, cuddliest and most curious little balls of fur — and with hundreds of different breeds all over the world, there's plenty of pups to keep you entertained (and they're all doggone good at doing so!).

While most dog lovers can agree you can never have enough puppies, the number a dog can have in a litter varies depending on the breed and the mother's age. One Mastiff mom named Tia holds the record for largest litter with a whopping 24 puppies born at once! Talk about puppy love.

It may be hard to believe, but puppies have more benefits beyond just being adorable. Puppies are known for making mental, physical and social paws-itive impacts, including helping people stay active or manage depression. Outside of just being an adorable collection of pixels, even puppy pictures are good for your health. According to researchers, looking at images of baby animals can help improve your focus.

Find out howl you'll do when it comes to telling one pint-sized pooch from the other in this canine challenge. And hey, at the very least, take the stress away from any ruff day with these 40 ridiculously cute pictures of puppies.

2 Basenji puppy You probably wouldn't find these pups barking up any tree. Who's shown here?
Bernedoodle
Azawakh
Basenji
All cute and no bark! These pretty pooches do not bark, making them a definite difference in the dog community. While Basenjis aren't known for barking, they do make a sort of "yodeling" noise instead.
Peekapoo

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1 Australian Cattle Dog Look for these cuties Down Under. What breed is this?
Australian Cattle Dog
Just as the name implies, the Australian Cattle Dog was first bred by Australian ranchers. These ranchers needed a dog with a good amount of endurance for herding cattle and traveling long distances.
Akita
Beagle
Labrador

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3 Dalmatian This adorable canine sure is easy to spot. What type of dog is this?
Corgi
Mastiff
Newfoundland
Dalmatian
There's much more to this breed than just being lovable stars of a Disney classic. Dalmatians were once commonly used by firefighters to comfort horses, which at one time were in charge of pulling fire engines. The dogs ran alongside the horses and then kept them calm if the giant animals got stressed around the fire.

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4 Papillon The name for these frisky fur balls comes from France. Do you have any idea what it is?
Papillon
The name for this breed came from the French word for butterfly (also "Papillon"). The head shape and distinctive ears of a Papillon resemble that of a, you guessed it, butterfly's shape.
Korean Jindo Dog
Jack Chi
Italian Greyhound

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5 Poodle These puppies are as iconic in the canine community as they are adorable. What's the breed?
Irish Wolfhound
Japanese Chin
Poodle
Poodles were originally known for retrieving items out of water, and like the Papillon, these dogs also get their name from European influence. The term "Poodle" comes from the German word "pudel," meaning "to splash in water."
Kuvasz

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6 Great Pyrenees More than just GOOD dogs — these guys are great! Who do you see here?
Norwich Terrier
Boxer
Otterhound
Great Pyrenees
Great Pyrenees pups are considered to be nocturnal in their natural element. Being a popular choice for a shepherding dog, this is thought to be the reason for their preference for nighttime.

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7 Chihuahua These tiny tots may not be big in size, but they sure are easy to give lots of love! What's this dog?
Pointer
Chihuahua
Chihuahuas and humans have something in common, with nearly 90% of all of these dogs born with a soft spot on the head (like human babies have). Though while the soft spot on humans disappears with growth, Chihuahuas will carry this characteristic throughout their whole lives.
English Setter
Chow Chow

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8 Malinois This pooch has a literal life-changing sense of smell. What's the breed?
Pug
Belgian Malinois
A study done in Paris discovered that a trained Belgian Malinois was able to detect cancer just from the smell of urine. Out of the 66 samples used in the experiment, the dog successfully sniffed out 63 of them, distinguishing which were from men with prostate cancer versus those without.
Samoyed
Rat Terrier

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9 Beagle Look for this hound in the Sunday comics. What kind of dog is this?
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Tibetan Terrier
Weimaraner
Beagle
If you're a "Peanuts" fan, then your mind might've connected this little cutie to Charlie Brown's best pal, Snoopy. He's one popular Beagle, and according to a poll done by the American Kennel Club, Snoopy earned the title of "top dog in pop culture."

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10 Catahoula puppy These babies have a knack for climbing. What are they called?
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Vizsla
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Catahoula
The full name for these canines is the "Catahoula Leopard Dog." Catahoulas are known for their tree-climbing ability, which is one of the characteristics that makes them choice hunting dogs.

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11 Boston Terrier You might recognize these little guys as even being sport stars! What kind do you see?
Boston Terrier
True to the name, the Boston Terrier is not only the mascot of Boston University, but the state dog of Massachusetts. This pooch was one of the first breeds to originate from the United States.
Siberian Husky
Whippet
Sloughi

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12 Newfoundland This dog loves to swim. Water you thinking the breed is?
Shiba Inu
Shetland Sheepdog
Newfoundland
Newfoundlands absolutely love the water, and they are excellent swimmers. They put the talent to great use, as Newfoundlands have been known to rescue drowning people during emergencies.
English Toy Spaniel

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13 Pomeranian Puppy or not, these dogs are furever cute. What type do you think this is?
American Bulldog
Basenji
Cairn Terrier
Pomeranian
These bouncing balls of fluff are more than just man's best friend — they're miracles! When the Titanic sank, one lucky Pomeranian made it out safely thanks to its owners carrying the pup aboard a lifeboat.

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14 Whippet This puppy breaks records AND hearts. What is it?
Chinook
Whippet
Whippets are known for being fast, and one in particular named Davy even holds a record. Davy chased a Frisbee at a whopping 40 miles per hour, making him a Guinness Book of World Records' holder for "The Longest Flying Disc Throw Caught by a Dog."
German Shepherd
Rottweiler

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15 Rhodesian Ridgeback It's hard to imagine a dog this darling hunting anything — especially giant cats. What breed is this?
Greenland Dog
Hovawart
Rhodesian Ridgeback
You can tell this pup apart from others by the distinct "ridge" of fur centered down its backside. In the past, Rhodesian Ridgebacks were once used to hunt lions. Talk about biting off more than you can chew!
Leonberger

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16 Greyhound This fur babe is as fast as it is sweet. What is this puppy called?
Pomeranian
Shih Tzu
Pitbull Terrier
Greyhound
Greyhounds have been around for hundreds of years, with the breed valued very highly throughout history. These dogs were so prized that in the 11th century, only the noblest individuals could own one.

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17 Dachshund The name for this stocky canine comes from Germany. Any idea what kind it is?
Dachshund
"Dachs" is the German word for badger, so you can probably guess what these curious canines sniffed out during hunting season. A Dachshund was the original mascot for the Olympics.
Collie
Dalmation
Dutch Shepherd

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18 Chow Chow A kiss from this cutie would give it's breed away. What is it?
Finnish Spitz
Chow Chow
If the overgrown fluff isn't enough of a giveaway, Chow Chows have a distinctive feature to differentiate this breed from others. Their tongues appear to be a dark purple or even bluish-black color (with the Chinese Shar-Pei also having this characteristic).
Field Spaniel
Toy Poodle

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19 English Setter These pups know how to work hard and play harder! What's their name?
Mudi
Lowchen
Norfolk Terrier
English Setter
On top of each having their own spunk and personality, English Setters even come in different varieties! There is a "working dog" version and a larger "show dog" version of the English Setter.

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20 French Bulldog We have Europe to thank for these little beauts. What breed of dog is shown here?
Puggle
French Bulldog
While the name might imply otherwise, the French Bulldog actually originated in England as a sort of smaller bulldog. During the 18th century, some dog owners from England took these pups to France, where over time they developed unique features and became the French Bulldogs we know and love today.
Redbone Coonhound
Skye Terrier

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21 Miniature Pinscher Can you guess the name of this pint-sized pup?
Puli
Miniature Pinscher
These rambunctious pups are known for their high-energy personalities. Miniature Pinschers have been called the "kings of toys," for — you guessed it — their devoted love for dog toys.
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Collie

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22 Irish Wolfhound From the name, you could say these are especially lucky dogs! What breed is this?
Mudi
Norwegian Buhund
Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound is known for being the tallest breed of dog, with some males towering at nearly 3 feet! The name Irish Wolfhound comes from none other than their knack for wolf hunting.
Pointer

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23 Chinese Crested puppy Even without fur, this cutie can steal your heart. What dog is shown here?
Chinese Crested Dog
Chinese Crested Dogs have been used onboard ships by Chinese sailors to capture rats. Since this breed doesn't have any fur, Without hair and thus the risk of getting fleas, these dogs are perfect for life at sea.
Irish Water Spaniel
Icelandic Sheepdog
Lowchen

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24 Boxer This cutie is a knock-out for any dog lover. What's the type?
Harrier
Boxer
While you might not find these dogs in any ring, Boxers are named for their common use of front paws during a fight. Boxers have shorter snouts than many other dogs, so you might catch one snoring during a snooze.
Goldador
Ibizan Hound

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25 Collie When this puppy gets older, you'd likely find it hanging out with sheep. Who is it?
Corgidor
English Toy Spaniel
Golden Retriever
Collie
Collies are known for their excellent ability to herd sheep. It's thought that the name "Collie" was derived from the Old English word for "blacken with soot or coal," which is "colley."

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26 German Shepherd What's the name of these smart sweeties?
Black Mouth Cur
German Shepherd
This breed originated in Germany during the 1800s after various types of herding dogs were crossbred. German Shepherds are known for being extremely bright dogs, which makes them very easy to train.
Bolognese
Dogo Argentino

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27 Great Dane These babes are gentle giants. What's the name of this dog?
Great Dane
The Great Dane breed came from Germany, and these canines are the state dog of Pennsylvania. You might recognize one famous mystery-solving cartoon version of the breed — Scooby Doo!
Australian Cattle Dog
Bearded Collie
Chihuahua

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28 Havanese You might recognize the name of this breed from the capital city of a certain Caribbean country. What is it?
Kerry Blue Terrier
Labsky
Miniature Schnauzer
Havanese
The Havanese comes from Cuba, where it is not only the national dog there, but it's the country's only native breed. This dog is known for its silky smooth coat, which helps protect them from the sun's intensity.

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29 karelian bear dog puppy These dogs sure are unbear-ably adorable. What's the breed called?
Karelian Bear Dog
This is one of Washington state's most protective pooches. At Yosemite National Park, Karelian Bear Dogs are known for safely controlling rather than hunting bears to help keep them from attacking humans.
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Yorkipoo
Japanese Spitz

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30 Portuguese Water Dog These dogs were first spotted in Western Europe. Do you know the breed?
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Tibetan Mastiff
Portuguese Water Dog
While Portuguese Water Dogs first came from Portugal, in more recent years, you could've found two of these babies hanging out at the White House. Former president Barack Obama had a pair named Sunny and Bo.
Sussex Spaniel

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31 Saint Bernard This life-saving breed takes "man's best friend" to a whole new level. What's the name?
Saint Bernard
This breed of dog originated during the 17th century in Europe after being bred by monks living at the Hospice of St. Bernard, so you can likely guess where the name comes from. Saint Bernards are thought to have rescued thousands of travelers venturing between Switzerland and Italy.
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Baykin Spaniel

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32 Siberian Husky Find these cold-loving cuties running around in snow. Can you guess this type of dog?
Pomsky
Brussels Griffon
Cane Corso
Siberian Husky
In 1925, A Siberian Husky named Balto was one of the sled dogs credited with delivering diphtheria treatment to Alaska. As a well-deserved hero, New York City's Central Park is home to a statue commemorating this famous pup.

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33 Rottweiler Their large size means more to love! What kind of dog is this?
Briard
Pyrenean Shepherd
Rottweiler
When initially bred, Rottweilers were known for their ability to get cattle to the markets and then later were used for pulling butcher carts. Additionally, the Rottweiler was one of the first police dogs.
Boston Terrier

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34 Golden Retriever These pups make for the perfect family dog. What's the name?
Bullmastiff
Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers were first bred to accompany hunters to retrieve waterfowl. One of these pups, named Augie, holds a world record for "Most Tennis Balls Held in the Mouth by a Dog" with Augie holding a whopping five!
Cesky Terrier
Poodle

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35 Toy Fox Terrier Here's a dog known for entertaining crowds. What's the breed shown here?
Plott
Canaan Dog
Bulldog
Toy Fox Terrier
While Toy Fox Terriers have been known to help farmers by controlling rat problems, these pups are more than just hunters. Toy Fox Terriers are very intelligent, especially when it comes to obedience and agility commands, which made these dogs excellent show performers.

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36 Basset Hound What's the name of this floppy-eared fur ball?
Basset Hound
The ears of a Basset Hound are as purposeful as they are distinctive. Basset Hounds' large ears act as a sort of fan, aiding the dogs while they walk by flopping around their face and bringing smells closer to the nose.
Boxer
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Dutch Shepherd

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37 Doberman Pinscher Outside of adorableness, these pups are known for their intelligence. What's their name?
English Foxhound
Swedish Vallhund
Flat-Coated Retriever
Doberman Pinscher
As the fifth smartest breed of dog, Doberman Pinschers are obviously known for their intellect. While that may be a blessing for most trainers, it also means these dogs have a tendency to get bored more easily than other breeds.

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38 Jack Russell Terrier These canines may be small, but that doesn't mean they don't have lots of energy. Do you know the name?
Sloughi
English Setter
Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terriers are known for their energetic, clever and all-around happy personalities. Two centuries ago, these dogs were first bred in England for the purpose of hunting foxes.
Finnish Lapphund

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39 Labrador Retriever What breed is this bouncing ball of fur, who is also known for having impressive speed?
Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retrievers are extremely fast dogs, with the breed being known to sprint at speeds of 12 miles per hour in just a few seconds. In 1981 in Sunol, California, one Labrador was dubbed "honorary mayor" after beating two human candidates during the election.
German Shorthaired Pointer
English Cocker Spaniel
Scottish Terrier

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40 Maltese These puppies aren't just cute — they're hypoallergenic. Think you can guess the name?
Whoodle
Maltese
The Maltese is assumed to have come from the island of Malta (a small nation under Italy). While they commonly have a black button-shaped nose, the color can change to pink if they don't get enough sun or whenever a female Maltese is in heat.
Silky Terrier
French Bulldog

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