Most Popular Dog Breeds Quiz

How many of the most popular dog breeds in the United States can you name?
Source: American Kennel Club, 2020
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: September 17, 2021
First submittedApril 3, 2012
Times taken76,336
Average score35.0%
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Dog Breed
1
Labrador Retriever
2
French Bulldog
3
German Shepherd
4
Golden Retriever
5
Bulldog
5
Poodle
7
Beagle
8
Rottweiler
9
German Shorthaired Pointer
10
Dachshund
11
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
12
Australian Shepherd
13
Yorkshire Terrier
14
Boxer
15
Great Dane
16
Siberian Husky
17
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
18
Doberman Pinscher
19
Miniature Schnauzer
20
Shih Tzu
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Dog Breed
21
Boston Terrier
22
Bernese Mountain Dog
23
Pomeranian
24
Havanese
25
Cane Corso
26
English Springer Spaniel
27
Shetland Sheepdog
28
Brittany
29
Pug
30
Cocker Spaniel
31
Miniature American Shepherd
32
Border Collie
33
Mastiff
34
Chihuahua
35
Vizsla
36
Basset Hound
37
Belgian Malinois
38
Maltese
39
Weimaraner
40
Collie
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Dog Breed
41
Newfoundland
42
Rhodesian Ridgeback
43
Shiba Inu
44
West Highland White Terrier
45
Bichon Frise
46
Bloodhound
47
English Cocker Spaniel
48
Akita
49
Portuguese Water Dog
50
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
51
Dalmatian
52
Saint Bernard
53
Papillon
54
Australian Cattle Dog
55
Bullmastiff
56
Samoyed
57
Scottish Terrier
58
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
59
Whippet
60
German Wirehaired Pointer
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Level 73
Apr 10, 2012
Portuguese Water Dog is in the White Hose lol
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Level 55
Apr 11, 2012
Nice quiz, I was surprised not to see dalmatian on that list though
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Level 76
May 1, 2013
Mean little buggers. I hate Dalmatians. Only dog that i have ever been bitten by.
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Level 64
Apr 5, 2016
Bit or toothed? (And yes, that is a thing. Its when their teeth poke you but their jaw doesn't clench.)
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
I did not know that distinction, atleast not that there was a name for it. I would ve seperate it by biting just leaving a bruise (or nothing) or leaving a wound.

nipped is a word that I háve heard often. But I am not a 100% sure where the borders of the definition are ( and as with many words, some people might use it more losely than others)

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Level 38
Oct 3, 2021
or greyhound, but whippet is!
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Level 36
Apr 15, 2012
Uhhh.... I only got four. I don't associate with dogs much. I don't get how everyone knows this stuff!
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
I do, but they never tell me their breed...

Just kidding. Me neither, I dont have one, we never had one, and I dont know anyone personally that has one. ow wait... my aunt does. I got 21 but know most of these though. All but about 8 and those might have a different name in my country ( and who can keep track of all the different terriers... )

I am not sure if it is consciously or subconciously but I usually dont remember the names of small dogs, cant stand them ( but their bad behaviour usually comes from bad upbringing by the owners) aggresive and loud things...

I lover most of the bigger breeds, labs, retriever, saint bernards, newfoundlanders. And the australian cattle dog is soo intelligent.. And shiba inu's are gorgeous! (couldnt remember the exact name though..) and malamutes..and..

I guess I got my hell no category, my swoon/ awwwww category, and my hey a dog category.

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Level 10
May 11, 2012
only 5% got the shiba inu :(... thats my favorite
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Level 59
Feb 12, 2014
wow much disappoint
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Level 71
Apr 13, 2018
such doge? many oversight! very popularity. wow!
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Level 87
Mar 27, 2019
¿Que?
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Level 63
Dec 29, 2021
Because they took Akita without the Inu, but didn't take the Shiba without the Inu...i tried.
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Level 22
Jul 2, 2012
Jack Russells didn't make the cut? I don't believe it!!
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Level 90
Dec 2, 2015
I was similarly surprised, though not until I read your comment did I realize I was typing Jack Daniels Terrier. Same thing, right?
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
lmao that is too funny haha
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Level 73
Apr 22, 2016
I might be wrong, but I believe it's because they're not considered to be a "real", official dog breed. I guess it might be due to the big variation in Jack Russels, whereas most other dogs like pugs, labradors etc, tend to look pretty similar.
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Level 43
Apr 28, 2018
The Jack Russell Terrier is not the name of the breed in the AKC (due to a rabidly anti-AKC group copyrighting the name and suing people). They do recognize the Parson Russell Terrier (long-legged version as originally bred by the Parson Jack Russell to hunt foxes) and the Russell Terrier (the short-legged version currently in vogue with those who hunt woodchucks and such rather than foxes).
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Level 58
Oct 11, 2012
Love dogs and did ok on this quiz. A bit frustrating as I couldn't spell some and I missed bits from the 'official' name so therefore missed quite a few. Oh well will have to go and walk the dog now!
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Level 25
Oct 17, 2012
hahaha got "soft coated wheaten terrier", that's pretty obscure, surprised it made it. i was just grasping at straws lol :P
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Level 41
Jan 6, 2013
Surprised not to see the Dalmatian.
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2018
Dalmatians actually make pretty bad pets for the most part. They can have a bad temperament, especially if they're confined for a while. Plus, there are alot of poorly bred Dalmatians out there which basically means you're fighting an uphill battle from the day you get the dog
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Level 54
Jun 11, 2013
Dachshunds are sooooooooooo cute!!!
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Level 79
Dec 6, 2013
This was hard!
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Level 36
Feb 12, 2014
WOOT! German dogs rock!
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Level 15
Feb 12, 2014
Maybe you could consider accepting PWD for Portuguese Water Dog. I've heard the term abbreviated like that. = )
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Level ∞
Mar 1, 2016
Okay
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Level 57
Apr 17, 2014
Could you add sheepdog? Didn't think to type in Shetland. :)
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Level 48
Jul 17, 2020
and I typed shetland shepherd and got nothing
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Level 35
Apr 24, 2014
I was surprised that the American Staffordshire Terrier is not on this list, especially since Cane Corso is. Are they really that rare in the USA? It's _American_ ST, after all (sincere question, since I'm from Germany and always thought it's easier to keep them as a pet in America).
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Level 43
Apr 28, 2018
The American Staffordshire Terrier is AKC recognized but most dogs of that "type" are instead registered with the UKC, which is more, ahem, flexible, about proper documentation. And most "pit bull type" dogs in the US are mongrels of various breeds in the broader bull-and-terrier-plus-another-mutt-or-two family. There are surprisingly few registered purebreds for the number of dogs out there (only 10% of dogs in the US are AKC registered, so...).
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Level 66
Jun 4, 2014
Snoop didn't make it?
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Level 82
Nov 28, 2014
He's a Lion now, so disqualified from the Dogg list
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Level 87
Apr 28, 2018
And now he’s back to being a Dogg.
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Level 87
Mar 27, 2019
He's kind of like John Cougar.
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Level 84
Feb 21, 2015
Beagles are on here.
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Level 67
Apr 28, 2018
I think he was referring to the rapper.
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2014
You should either have it be English Bulldog for bulldog or give both French and "regular" bulldog when you type in bulldog.
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Level 51
Dec 1, 2014
Typical. I got Brittany but missed German Shepherd and Poodle
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Level 90
Dec 3, 2014
Wow, it would be nice if those commenting would read the source material rather than just saying can you do this. The Quizmaster states that the breed list comes from the American Kennel Club which is the parent club for all breeds recognized for conformation showing in the United States. Grouping breeds/varieties is not his choice, it's the AKC's. His terminology is not his, it's the AKC's.
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Level 57
Feb 8, 2015
Love it, but a little more time would be even better!
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Level 43
Dec 28, 2015
I agree.
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Level 50
Apr 22, 2016
I was so surprised not to see dalmatians - so much that I actually retyped it several times - that I had to go to the AKC site to see. Sure enough, they come in at #62.
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Level 38
Oct 3, 2021
especially when there's 101 of them!
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Level 72
Apr 22, 2016
Rhodesian Ridgeback sounds like a dragon from Harry Potter. :D
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Level 23
Mar 27, 2018
yes, I agree.
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2016
I tried "standard poodle", "miniature poodle", and "toy poodle" and nothing came up; please accept these as answers for "poodle".
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Level 87
Dec 2, 2016
Geez, just put poodle.
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2016
Please accept Rhodesian for Rhodesian Ridge back
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Level 77
Apr 22, 2016
I wish I could spell weimariner, wimaraner, weimarener...whatevermaraner.
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Level 62
Feb 15, 2021
I have a wiemeraner (hope I spelled it right) and I can never spell it too. I also have a vizsla and I always confuse the s and z.
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Level 58
Apr 22, 2016
I do not care what the American Kennel Club thinks is the most popular dog, because I know that the pit bull or American Staffordshire Terrier (or a mixed breed that is mostly that breed) is the most popular. Around here 1 out of every three dogs has some pit bull blood in them. Most of the dogs at the shelter or pound are some mix of pit bull.
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Level 87
Dec 2, 2016
So your personal experience is more knowledgable than the AKC about breed popularity? By saying "I know....is the most popular" and "around here...", you're just proving that it's your own perspective but not that of a country of 300 million people (and just as many dogs).

I rarely if ever see pitbulls where I live and there are lots of the first three breeds listed. But I wouldn't ever presume that to mean that pitbulls must be unpopular *everywhere*.

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Level 49
Feb 27, 2018
come to Arizona, either people have a lab, a pitty or they have a chihuahua., the AKA is not a respectable source of info for dog bread ownership..they also don't give papers to "mutts" which are the best dogs..
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Level 67
Apr 28, 2018
It's not a quiz about which dogs are most popular where you live though.
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Level 87
Oct 1, 2021
Is that the bread they use for frankfurters?
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Level 71
Apr 13, 2018
i know what you mean! On that quiz that asks for the most popular Chinese dishes? I don't CARE what the Chinese-American Restaurant Association says, because I KNOW that pizza is the most popular food by far! That quiz is as wrong as this one!
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Level 87
Mar 27, 2019
You live in the ghetto evidently. That's not all of the USA.
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Level 59
May 2, 2016
Tibetan Terriers rule!
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Level 71
Apr 13, 2018
I've never met a Tibetan Terrier, but the Tibetans definitely got it goin' on in the doggo department! Both Lhasa Apsos and Tibetan Mastiffs, aside from being exactly opposite each other on the size scale, are both really sweet breeds.
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Level 47
Jul 29, 2016
"German Shorthair" doesn't work???
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Level ∞
Apr 2, 2018
It will now
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Level 24
Feb 9, 2017
DOGGOS!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 51
Feb 15, 2017
No Jack Russel? Or Norwegian Elkhound? Or Dalmation?
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Level 32
Mar 31, 2017
100% in 1:37 -- I just listed every single breed I ever met. I am a vet :)
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Level 20
Feb 12, 2018
no border terrier? I know lots of people with them :)
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Level 52
Feb 14, 2018
Surprised not to see Boston Dynamics on this list.
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Level 23
Mar 27, 2018
I love border terriers and jack russells- sad they didn't make the cut :(
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Level 25
Apr 23, 2018
Got 34/60. Didn't get the #1 Dog Breed. Yikes.
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Level 68
Apr 28, 2018
I think you should either allow "shiba" or add "inu" akita.
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
no
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Level 68
Apr 28, 2018
60 breeds? Not exactly the most "most popular" as it is name a ton of breeds that may or may not be on this list.
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Level 68
Apr 29, 2018
What's the difference between "collie" and "border collie"? Does the former refer to the rough collie, and if so, could you please include "rough collie" as an accepted answer?
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Level 80
Apr 30, 2018
Sad to not see any sight hounds on the list. My whippets are the best dogs I've ever had. I was a husky/malamute person until I met my first Greyhound.
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Level 31
Jul 24, 2018
I was surprised not to see Dalmatian or Whippet on the list.

And I was surprised to see Samoyed so far back! I have one and thought they'd be a bit more popular than ranking 57!

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Level 33
May 1, 2018
You should allow Doge for the Shiba Inu breed.
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Level 33
May 4, 2018
Who agrees?
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Level 33
May 4, 2018
You should allow Doge for the Shiba Inu dog breed.
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
Stop spamming.
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Level 33
May 9, 2018
Just wondering, Quizmaster, if you could add Doge for the Shiba Inu breed of dog, because it technically is a Shiba Inu...
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Level 31
Jul 24, 2018
I got 68% on this test. I forgot Samoyed and I have one!
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Level 57
Oct 8, 2018
Funny - no setters, greyhounds, pointers, golden doodles, or the real winners, mutts and rescue dogs! Yeah, I know, AKC definitions and all. But it'd be interesting to see a quiz about actual ownership, versus what I'm guessing is a list compiled either from dogs registered with the AKC or from surveying breeders registered with the AKC.
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Level 44
Nov 14, 2018
I couldn’t figure out how to spell chihuahua. I was convinced there was a “J” in there somewhere.
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
Perhaps accept pommeranian and maltezer?

And tried wienerdog wienese dog, teckel, all but dachshund...

and was surprised at no jack russel (terrier), or beagle. got 21, some more I couldnt spell or think of the right name. Some I hadnt heard of (west highland white terrier, but maybe it is known under a completely different name here.. brittany, and anything guessed less.)

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Level 67
Dec 20, 2019
Please accept "Samoyyed" as a type-in for "Samoyed", and accept "Doge" and "Shibe" for "Shiba Inu".
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Level 38
Aug 15, 2020
Sooooo... all of the pitbull breeds are left out besides bull terrier? Ridiculous and inaccurate.
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Level 32
May 10, 2021
I'm irritated because I guessed Shiba but it didn't take it. Only for me to find out that it really *is* there.
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Level 34
Jun 29, 2021
I have a Belgian Malinois and a German shepherd at home, I was surprised..
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Level 68
Jul 2, 2021
Why were you surprised? Are they supposed to be at work?
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Level 72
Jul 8, 2021
I typed Yorkshire, should be accepted IMO
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Level 56
Aug 5, 2021
I know some from my US state dogs quiz.
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Level 79
Sep 17, 2021
Fun quiz but I think it's important to mention the AKC should not be considered a leading authority on anything dog-related. Their money-making agenda has pushed dogs into genetic corners that have lead to the horrible health trends we see in dogs today. They also represent the problem with the way our society sees dogs: as accessories or hobbies. These dogs are put in shows, put on registeries, people have arguments about whether a dog qualifies to fit a breed standard and all the while these conditions are really more detrimental to the dog's health which is undoubtedly more important than the way a dog looks. The AKC has in part (not only their fault) convinced people that the breed of a dog has a lot of influence on it's behavior when objectively, the difference in temperment/behavior is negligble. It's more the human influence that leads to some of the differences that we notice.Lastly, the AKC has encouraged a breeding epidemic while countless shelters have to euthanize countless
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Level 78
Sep 18, 2021
Please accept Kelpie for Australian Cattle Dog
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Level 61
Sep 18, 2021
Alaskan Malamutes are more common than a lot of these dogs listed lol. I'm biased having owned one. Best dogs ever!!
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Level 75
Sep 20, 2021
Isn't the Rhodesian Ridgeback a dragon from Harry Potter . . .
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Level 59
Oct 1, 2021
Norwegian Ridgeback, probably where she got the name
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Level 72
Oct 1, 2021
I’m glad Doge is an acceptable type in
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Level 74
Oct 1, 2021
I can't believe I missed Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, that was our last dog :-(
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Level 64
Oct 1, 2021
I thought I typed Shiba Inu, maybe I did something weird like Shibu Ina lol
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Level 57
Oct 4, 2021
Weiner dog is an acceptable answer
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Level 32
Oct 5, 2021
Thought I could breeze through this by answering dogs that I've come across in my own experience but turns out the popularity of dogs in rural NZ doesn't exactly match up to that of the US. And upon further research, also doesn't match up with my own country either. I thought everyone owned a Smooth Fox Terrier but apparently not
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Level 55
Nov 24, 2021
Dashchund is top ten and its one of my favorites
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Level 63
Dec 29, 2021
Xoloitzcuintle is not on the list? ;)
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Level 45
Jun 16, 2022
Pitbull or American Staffordshire Terrier?