Dogs come in all shapes, colors, fur textures, temperaments and sizes. Do you think you can identify these very familiar creatures based on their images alone? Come on, challenge yourself! We'll give you hints to help!
There are what feels like an infinite number of dog breeds, from the standard (poodles, golden retrievers, Labradors, spaniels, Dalmatians and the like) to the more boutique breeds (golden doodles, schnoodles, chiweenies, maltipoos and more.)
Even if you spend all of your free time volunteering at the pound, or more likely, scrolling for hours through photos and videos of cute puppies on social media, you may not be able to correctly identify every breed in this quiz. If you're a vet, however, we hope you score relatively high!
So, get ready for a bunch of adorable dog photos (oh yes, and a quiz.) See if you can identify each of these dog breeds from a single screenshot, and then challenge your friends! Whoever has the lowest score is going to be stuck in the dog house...kidding!
The combined breeds of the golden retriever and the poodle produced the goldendoodle. These pups are considered "designer dogs" which really means intentional crossbreeds.
In a survey, veterinarians agree that the Maltese is a good dog to have for people who want to try raising a dog for the first time. It's tiny and lovable.
The Jack Russell terrier was bred by a reverend who loved fox hunting. Therefore, this breed is good accompaniment for hunters.
When you cross a pug and a beagle, you get this puggle. They normally weigh between 15 and 30 pounds.
The Havanese is an energetic kind of breed. It's actually the national dog of Cuba.
The Neapolitan mastiff is one of the most popular breeds of large dogs. The males can weigh up to 150 lbs.
If you want a toy dog that barks a lot, get a miniature schnauzer. Yep, it's a watchdog!
The papillon is also called the Continental toy spaniel. It's called "papillon" because the ears look like a butterfly, which is "papillon" in French.
The Alaskan malamute is a good active outdoorsy dog. They were originally bred as work dogs, pulling heavy loads on sleds.
The Labradoodle is a combination of the Labrador and the poodle. It's got both breeds' characteristics. It first appeared as an intentional cross-breed in 1955.
The American English coonhound is a good hunting dog. It's mostly bred in the southern United States.
The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is a toy breed kind of dog. They generally don't get much bigger than 18 lbs.
The Irish wolfhound is from Ireland. It's the tallest AKC breed, but only lives for six to eight years.
The Scottish deerhound is from Scotland. It is a sighthound, which means they hunt using their eyes. This very tall breed was originally bred for hunting giant wild red deer.
The Bichon Frise is one cute, cuddly and curly pup! The name actually means "curly lap dog." They are also hypoallergenic.
The black Russian terrier was originally a military dog. While they're now more often pets than work dogs, they're still huge, weighing up to 150 lbs.
The barak is a Bosnian dog breed also known as a Bosnian hound. It's a hunting dog.
Newfoundland dogs are indeed from Canada. Despite being large work dogs, their sweet natures also make them good "nanny dogs," as they're good with children.
The Great Pyrenees is said to have been the guard dog of French kings. They're mostly used to guard livestock these days.
The Transylvanian hound is an ancient Hungarian breed. They are scent-hounds that were originally used for hunting.
The Chesapeake Bay retriever is a large, duck-hunting dog breed. It's also known as the Chessie or the Chesapeake.
The Swiss hound is from Switzerland, although its forebears are French. They call it the Schweizer Laufhund. It has an ancient lineage.
The Brussels griffon hails from Brussels, Belgium. The breed is quite small, usually under 12 lbs.
The German shorthaired pointer can indeed point you toward a good hunt. It was bred for that purpose in the 19th century.
Contrary to its name, the Australian shepherd doesn't come from Australia. It's a breed from the USA that was bred for herding livestock.
The German spitz is, obviously, from Germany. They call it the Deutscher Spitz. The first mention of this type of dog was in 1450.
The Bernese mountain dog originated from the Swiss Alps. They're considered affectionate working dogs, but only live for six to eight years.
The Leonberger is considered as a giant dog breed. It weighs up to 170 lbs, but is considered very affectionate and docile.
The Canadian Eskimo is an exceedingly rare and ancient indigenous domestic arctic dog breed. They are genetically identical to the Greenland dog.
The Tibetan mastiff is a large breed that's supposed to guard herd animals. It originated from Tibet, and is traditionally kept with the much smaller Lhasa Apso to work as a team to keep strangers away from homes.
The English foxhound is considered a scent-hound. Unlike sight-hounds, they sniff around for clues while assisting humans with hunting.
The Japanese akita is a large breed from the mountains of northern Japan. It's comparable to the Siberian husky in stature and fur.
The pharaoh hound is actually the national dog of the country of Malta. Despite its name, it's not from Egypt.
The Anatolian shepherd came from the country of Turkey. It is indeed used there for shepherding duties.
The otterhound is British in origin and was originally bred to hunt river otters. However, its now rarer than the Giant Panda, with a mere 800 individuals worldwide.
The whippet is a breed from England. It's been used as a racing dog in the U.S. since the beginning of the 20th century.
The kuvasz is Hungarian in origin. They are used as guard dogs.
The silky terrier was bred in Australia. However, its ancestors came from the UK.
The Norfolk terrier is actually British in origin. It's a small breed and easy to handle. They were originally bred to catch things like mice.
This dog comes from Jindo Island of South Korea. It was originally bred as a hunting dog.