Are You a True Dog Person? See if You Can Ace This Quiz!

By: Brian Whitney
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Are You a True Dog Person? See if You Can Ace This Quiz!
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About This Quiz

Dogs are the coolest. Anyone who has ever owned a dog, or even been around one for a long period of time knows just how wonderful dogs are. If they are treated with love and raised correctly, they will return that love tenfold, and will truly be your pal until the end. There are some people who like dogs but don't know a lot about them, and there are others who are legitimate true dog people, who really get into what dogs are all about, and learn as much as they possibly can about them.

What about you? Are you a true dog person or are you lower in the pack order? Do you know what your dog is trying to tell you when it acts a certain way? Do you know a lot about your dog's health, it's sense of smell, and why it acts the way it does around other animals?  Even if you aren't a true dog person, it's OK because your dog will love you anyway. That is what is so cool about dogs. So take this quiz and see how you do in dog knowledge. It isn't all that hard, but some of the questions might be ruff.

What is one reason dogs pant?
To convince you to take them to the park
To cool themselves off
A panting dog can take about 10 times as many breaths in the same time period as a regular dog. This cools them off on hot days.
To make you feel guilty
To show they are angry

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What is the fastest dog?
The Greyhound
The Greyhound is super fast. Some of them can go up to 45 miles an hour. In some states they are even raced.
The Bulldog
The Pug
The Bull Mastiff

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What was the name of the dog in "The Wizard of Oz"?
Joey.
Toto
The dog that played Toto got $125 a week for filming, while each actor who played a munchkin only got $50.
Frank
Phil

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Does petting dogs help with anxiety?
Yes
It has been found that petting a dog actually lowers a person's blood pressure. Dogs have long been used as therapy animals because they are known to help people relax and feel better about themselves and their situation.
Probably
Probably not
No

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What is a dog's sense of smell like compared to humans?
Humans have a far better sense of smell.
It is about the same.
Dogs have a slightly better sense of smell.
Dogs have a far better sense of smell.
It isn't even close when it comes to comparing the sense of smell of humans to that of dogs. Dogs sense of smell is 10,000 to 100,000 times better.

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Why do dogs curl up when they sleep?
To stay warm and protect themselves from predators
While dogs curling up when they sleep might look cute, there are some good reasons for it. When dogs were wild, it kept them warmer while they were outside, and also protected them from sneak attacks.
To look cute
To show off
Because they can

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What was the popular cartoon series involving a gang of kids and their Great Dane trying to solve crimes?
Baretta
Columbo
Scooby Doo
Not everyone knows it but Scooby Doo was a Great Dane. While Danes are enormous and can be scary to people whodon't know dogs, they are actually super sweet.
Magnum P.I.

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What are Border Collies known for?
Being able to fly
Being enormous
Eating hot dogs
Being hard-working and smart.
Border Collies and the Poodles are considered to be the most intelligent dogs. While the least intelligent is thought to be the Afghan Hound.

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Who uses guide dogs?
Rich people
Tall people
Blind people
Guide dogs are trained while​ they are between 15 and 17 months of age and get extensive training before being matched with a human. It is impossible to watch a guide dog work with someone without being impressed.
Smart people

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Why do dogs roll in smelly things?
Because they can
Because to them,​ it smells good
Although dogs are now domesticated, they are still wild animals at heart. Hence their love of smelly things.
Because they like to make us mad
Because they are totally numb

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With what did the Hollywood canine star sign his contracts?
A pen
A pencil
A sharpie
His paw print
Rin Tin Tin was a German Shepherd that was a huge movie star in the '20s. He was rescued from a WWI battlefield by an American soldier and trained by him.

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What is the most popular dog breed in the United States?
The Schipperke
The Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retrievers are enormously popular in the United States. They are also the most popular dogs in Canada and Great Britain. We can see why. They are awesome dogs!
The Brussels Griffon
The Rhodesian Ridgeback

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What game do dogs like to play?
Hide and seek
If you ever see dogs play with each other, one is often the chaser and the other is the runner. To play hide and seek with a person fits right in.
Monopoly
Charades
Scrabble

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What can't a Basenji do?
Walk
Sleep
Eat
Bark
The Basenji is the only dog that doesn't bark, but it does make an odd yodel sound. They are also known as the "African Barkless Dog."

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For what are dogs often used?
Doing taxes
House cleaning
Hunting
While most dogs are just pets, there are many dogs that are trained to hunt. They can be used to flush out prey, retrieve prey, or trap and corner prey.
Mowing the lawn

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What is the name of a famous Collie?
Larry
Lizzy
Lassie
Lassie was a world-famous collie who starred in the movies and on television in the '40s and '50s. The first Lassie movie was "Lassie Come Home."
Lyndy

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What does the "Corgi" in Corgi Welsh mean?
Dwarf dog
A Corgi is a very popular dog. They are adorable and smart, but they are very small, hence the name "dwarf dog."
Fat dog
Silly dog
Tall dog

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Do dogs dream?
Of course not
I don't think so.
Not really
Yes
A researcher named Stanley Coren says small dogs have more dreams than big dogs, but big dogs have dreams that last longer. We can only imagine what they dream about.

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Which of these is not a movie about dogs?
Lady and the Tramp
Turner and Hooch
Marley and Me
Star Wars
Dog movies have long been popular with children and adults alike. Of all the dog movies out there, "Lady and the Tramp" might be the most well-loved.

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Which of the following is not a big dog?
The Great Dane
The Pug
While the Great Dane, the Irish Wolfhound, and the Bull Mastiff can all weigh more than 150 or even 200 pounds, the Pug usually weighs in around 20 pounds.
The Irish Wolfhound
The Bull Mastiff

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What helps your dog with separation anxiety?
A Metallica album played loudly
A piece of clothing that smells like you
If you have to crate your dog for any reason, put a worn item of your clothes in with him. The smell will help the dog relax, thinking it is not far from home, and that you will be returning soon.
A good bottle of whiskey
A whistle

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Are dogs good to have for a guy to ask a woman out on date?
No, women hate dogs.
Who knows?
Yes, men with dogs have better success asking women out.
There have been studies shown that men approaching women have much better success if they have a dog with them. The dog that does the best in this situation is the Golden Retriever.
It is about the same.

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How many years did the oldest dog live?
5
11
29
The oldest dog ever was an Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey. He lived to be 29 years old, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
63

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What do you call a group of dogs?
A peck
A puck
A pick
A pack
Dogs are pack animals, which is one reason they are so loyal to humans as they look at us as the alpha. Dogs are more likely to chase or hunt when they are in a pack than when they are solo.

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What is the most common police dog?
German Shepherd
While other dogs are sometimes used as police dogs, the German Shepherd is by far the most popular. They are smart, athletic, fearless and enthusiastic.
Portuguese Water Dog
Poodle
Wheaton Terrier

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What is the average litter of puppies?
One
Four to six
The smaller the breed, the smaller the size of litters they tend to have. That makes sense when you think about it.
15
27

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What is one of the most expressive parts of a dog?
It's feet
It's chest
It's fur
It's ears
A dog's ears are extremely expressive and it's no surprise. Dogs have around a dozen different muscles that control their ears.

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What are dog descendants of?
Wolves
Dogs are direct descendants of wolves. Occasionally, someone keeps a wolf for a pet, although that doesn't always turn out that great. When left to their own devices, a pack of dogs acts very similarly to those in the wild.
Bears
Lions
Skunks

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How long does the average dog live?
1 to 3 years
4 to 9 years
10 to 14 years
While big dogs are cool, smaller dogs tend to live longer. A Great Dane might make it to 12 if you're lucky, while a dog under 20 pounds could live much longer.
15 to 25 years

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Which is not one of the most popular dog names?
Max
Jake
Molly
Creepy
While everyone wants to pick an original name for their dog, that doesn't always work out. Max and Jake are the two most popular for male dogs, and Maggie and Molly are the most popular for females.

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What color tongues do Chows have?
Yellow
Orange
Black
Chows have a very distinctive blue-black tongue, They are born with a pink tongue like most dogs, but it starts to change color when they are 8 to 10 weeks old.
Purple

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About how many dogs are there in the world?
400 million
Dogs are incredibly popular. While there are 400 million dogs, there are more than 7 billion people, so what are you waiting for? Go to your shelter and adopt a dog.
500 billion
Three
1,000

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How smart are dogs thought to be?
As smart as a 50-year-old human
As smart as a 30-year-old human
As smart as a 15-year-old human
As smart as a 2-year-old human
Dogs usually understand 150 to 200 words They can also understand an entire series of hand movements. Don't underestimate your dog's smarts!

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What do you call a group of pugs?
A grumble
While a group of dogs is called a pack, groups of breeds sometimes have different names.. Pugs are called a grumble. How adorable is that?
A bunch
A pickle
A hat

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Are dogs and cats mentioned in the Bible?
Just dogs
Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible, while cats aren't mentioned at all. Hey, cat lovers, don't blame us. We didn't write the Bible!
Just cats
Yes, both of them
No, not either

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