Do You Know What Dog Breeds Are Most Associated With These Behaviors?

By: Talin Vartanian

Do You Know What Dog Breeds Are Most Associated With These Behaviors?
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About This Quiz

Dogs are great house pets who have distinct personalities depending on their breed. Some dogs are fun, sweet and playful, while other dogs tend to be aggressive, aloof towards strangers and difficult to train. In this quiz, we'll take a look at various types of dogs and their associated behaviors.

Some dogs have bad separation anxiety, which means that they don't like to be left alone for too long. These dogs include an Australian shepherd, a bichon frise, and a German shorthaired pointer. On the other hand, dogs like an Afghan hound, a chow chow and a Shiba Inu don't mind being left alone and are quite independent in nature.

Other dogs are difficult to train and are not great for first-time dog owners. These include a basenji, a chow chow and an Afghan hound. On the flip side, dogs like a German shepherd, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, a Labrador retriever and a papillon are obedient, good-natured and love to learn new tricks.

This quiz will look at 35 behavioral traits that are associated with specific breeds of dogs. Think you can score a 35/35 with your dog breed knowledge? Try this quiz now to see how well you do!

Which of these dog breeds is confident and dominant in personality?
Rottweiler
Confident and dominant in personality, Rottweilers are also known as "protection dogs," or "butcher's dogs" in German.
Ibizan
Bichon frise
Whippet

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This dog breed is very vocal and snappy. Can you name it?
Afghan
Maltese
Maltese dogs have a lifespan of 12-15 years and are vocal and snappy in nature. Though they are active dogs, they can be quite gentle towards humans!
Saluki
Pharaoh

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Which of these dogs is very aggressive in nature?
Labrador retriever
Pug
Great Dane
Chihuahua
Chihuahuas can be aggressive towards people they don't know but settle down in the arms of their owners. These dogs are also very small in size, weighing up to 6 pounds.

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This dog has a tendency to be stubborn. Which one is it?
Golden retriever
Beagle
Dachshund
Dachshunds are stubborn in nature but are devoted to their owners. They also love to play and are very intelligent.
Collie

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Which of these dogs is very independent?
Coonhound
Coonhounds are independent dogs and are also considered to be scent hounds. They are typically very energetic dogs, perfect for an active family.
English bulldog
Yorkshire terrier
Jack Russell terrier

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This type of dog is quiet and shy. Can you name it?
Bloodhound
Basenji
Basenjis actually have the nickname "barkless dog" because they rarely bark. However, their barks are known to sound like yodeling.
Basset hound
Siberian husky

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You wouldn't describe this dog breed as very calm or easy to groom. Can you guess which one?
Shih Tzu
English bulldog
Cavalier King Charles spaniel
Chow chow
Chow chow dogs are dominant in personality and can be aggressive towards humans. Their furs will shed quite frequently and can be red, brown or black in color.

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This type of dog likes to bark a lot. What's the name of it?
Miniature pinscher
Miniature pinschers have a lifespan of 15 years and are known to be very vocal and active. They love to play and can also be quite clever.
Borzoi
Scottish deerhound
Shiba Inu

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Which of these dogs is dependent in nature? (It's not an independent dog).
Greyhound
Jack Russell terrier
Jack Russell terriers are energetic, little dogs who love to gain the attention of their owners. They are also vocal and love to bark a lot.
Basset hound
Afghan hound

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You won't see much aggression from a ... ?
Dalmatian
Rottweiler
Bernese mountain dog
Bernese mountain dogs are very friendly and loyal and rarely show aggression. They also make a wonderful watchdog.
German shepherd

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Which of these dogs is highly predatory?
Vizsla
Saluki
Salukis are fast dogs who are highly predatory and are known to chase small wildlife. They can also be quiet and reserved in nature.
Golden retriever
Old English sheepdog

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A dog typically lazy in nature might be a ... ?
Pembroke Welsh corgi
German shorthaired pointer
Vizsla
English bulldog
English bulldogs are very sensitive to heat and typically lazy in nature. They actually like being indoors more than going outside!

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This type of dog is a calm aristocrat. Can you name it?
Borzoi
Borzoi dogs look aristocratic with their long, slender build. They're known for being calm, yet can bring out their jokester personality when entertained.
Golden retriever
Labrador retriever
Irish wolfhound

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The most playful dog in this list is a ... ?
Basset hound
Tibetan terrier
Tibetan terriers love the great outdoors, especially since they love to run, jump, and climb. They are even known to play in the snow!
Shih Tzu
Bullmastiff

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You might say this type of dog is NOT easy to train. Can you guess which it is?
Collie
Australian cattle dog
Although Australian cattle dogs are obedient and protective in nature, they can be quite difficult to train. This is due to their aggressive tendencies and need to exercise often.
Labrador retriever
Poodle

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Which of these dogs is NOT great for families and children?
Australian shepherd
These types of dogs are sheep herders by nature, so it can be difficult to raise them with kids. They are also hard to train due to their need to exercise frequently.
Beagle
Collie
Newfoundland

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Here's one dog with a low drive to hunt prey. Do you know what it's called?
Rhodesian ridgeback
Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin dogs have a very low prey drive and are considered to be "cat-like" in nature. This means that they love to snuggle and be lazy around the house.
Airedale terrier
English springer spaniel

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This type of dog makes a great cuddle buddy. What's the name of it?
Miniature schnauzer
Welsh terrier
Golden retriever
Golden retrievers are great for cuddling due to their kind and calm nature. This is one reason they're one of the most popular breeds of dogs for families today!
Fox terrier

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This friendly dog breed is playful, making it a good family dog. Can you guess which dog was originally bred for warfare?
Irish wolfhound
Irish wolfhounds are an affectionate breed that is also known for being a bit clumsy. It was originally bred for war with the task of removing fighters from their horses.
Australian shepherd
Border collie
Shetland sheepdog

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Which of the following is the least destructive dog?
Dachshund
West Highland terrier
West Highland terriers, or "Westies," are not very destructive in nature, though they can be quite playful. The rest of the dogs in the list have destructive tendencies.
Chihuahua
Dalmatian

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Which of these dogs has a low amount of energy?
Pembroke Welsh corgi
Saint Bernard
Saint Bernards can grow to be quite heavy dogs and are lazy in nature. Their low energy also means they are patient, calm and friendly.
Russell terrier
Siberian husky

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This type of dog has separation anxiety issues. Can you name it?
Basset hound
Pug
Bullmastiff
Bichon frise
Known for its small size, the bichon frise dog has separation anxiety issues, which means that they don't like to be left alone. However, their sensitive nature is met with highly playful tendencies.

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The most sociable dog in this list is a ... ?
Chinese shar-pei
Beagle
Beagles are hound dogs who are small in size. They are also gentle and lovable creatures who love to be around other dogs and people.
Shiba inu
Chow chow

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Which of these dogs would NOT make a good guard dog?
Appenzeller Sennenhunde
Irish setter
Due to their overly friendly nature, Irish setters would not make good guard dogs. Instead, they like to try and befriend everyone they see.
Catahoula leopard dog
Doberman pinscher

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Can you guess which of these dogs is very territorial in nature?
Basset hound
Cavalier King Charles spaniel
Rhodesian ridgeback
Rhodesian ridgebacks originate from South Africa and have a history of guarding their owners from potential threats. Their fearless nature also makes them very territorial.
Newfoundland

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This type of dog doesn't drool too much. Can you name it?
Saint Bernard
Great Pyrenees
Finnish Spitz
Finnish Spitz dogs are very playful dogs who live to be 13-15 years old. They also don't drool too much and have a beautiful golden coat of fur.
Newfoundland

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The most docile dog in this list is a ... ?
Papillion
Papillions are a type of spaniel who live to be 15-years-old. They are also quite docile in nature, which makes them obedient and easy to train.
Basenji
Chow chow
Pekingese

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Can you identify which of these dogs is low-maintenance?
Australian shepherd
Brussels Griffon
Greyhound
Known for greyhound racing, greyhounds are actually calm and low-maintenance dogs to take care of. They enjoy being lazy around the house with minimal exercise.
Cocker spaniel

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Which of these dogs are best for cold climates?
German shorthaired pointer
Great Dane
Alaskan malamute
Alaskan malamutes have very thick coats to keep them toasty in cold climates. They also love to play in the snow and are loyal to their owners.
Border collie

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Which of these dogs loves to exercise?
Basset hound
Weimaraner
Weimaraners are known for their high intelligence and need to exercise often. These dogs are quite energetic in nature and love to walk, run and play outside.
English bulldog
French bulldog

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This type of dog doesn't mind being home alone. Can you guess what it is?
Miniature schnauzer
Miniature schnauzers are fine being left home alone, while the other dogs in the list have bad separation anxiety. Miniature schnauzers are also very intelligent dogs.
Labrador retriever
German shorthaired pointer
Vizsla

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The most sensitive dog in this list is a ... ?
Afghan hound
Chow chow
Staffordshire bull terrier
Staffordshire bull terriers are very sensitive dogs who don't respond well to punishments. They also tend to show a lot of affection and are very loyal dogs.
Pekingese

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You might call this breed talkative. Can you guess which one?
Chinook
Chinese shar-pei
Pomeranian
Pomeranians are very talkative in nature and bark quite a bit. They are also very active and love to play outdoors.
Newfoundland

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Which of these is not a trait of a German shepherd?
Highly intelligent
Fearful
German shepherds are loyal, obedient and very intelligent dogs who are also fearless. They are easy to train and are used often as emergency personnel dogs.
Obedient
Loyal

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Pugs are known for being ... ?
Lazy
Pugs are the ultimate lazy type of dog who also hates hot weather environments. They also don't bark often and don't like to be left alone.
Independent
Great in hot weather environments
Vocal

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