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Most Popular Dog Breeds Quiz

How many of the most popular dog breeds in the United States can you name?
For the year 2022. Source: American Kennel Club
Only breeds recognized by the AKC, which doesn't include pit bulls, labradoodles, and some other designer breeds
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Last updated: July 31, 2023
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First submittedApril 3, 2012
Times taken95,790
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Dog Breed
1
French Bulldog
2
Labrador Retriever
3
Golden Retriever
4
German Shepherd
5
Poodle
6
Bulldog
7
Rottweiler
8
Beagle
9
Dachshund
10
German Shorthaired Pointer
11
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
12
Australian Shepherd
13
Yorkshire Terrier
14
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
15
Doberman Pinscher
16
Boxer
17
Miniature Schnauzer
18
Cane Corso
19
Great Dane
20
Shih Tzu
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Dog Breed
21
Siberian Husky
22
Bernese Mountain Dog
23
Pomeranian
24
Boston Terrier
25
Havanese
26
English Springer Spaniel
27
Shetland Sheepdog
28
Brittany
29
Cocker Spaniel
30
Border Collie
31
Miniature American Shepherd
32
Belgian Malinois
33
Vizsla
34
Chihuahua
35
Pug
36
Basset Hound
37
Mastiff
38
Maltese
39
Collie
40
English Cocker Spaniel
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Dog Breed
41
Rhodesian Ridgeback
42
Newfoundland
43
Shiba Inu
44
Weimaraner
45
West Highland White Terrier
46
Portuguese Water Dog
47
Bichon Frise
48
Australian Cattle Dog
49
Dalmatian
50
Bloodhound
51
Papillon
52
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
53
Samoyed
54
Whippet
55
Akita
56
Saint Bernard
57
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
58
Giant Schnauzer
59
German Wirehaired Pointer
60
Scottish Terrier
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Level 78
Dec 6, 2013
This was hard!
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Level 35
Feb 12, 2014
WOOT! German dogs rock!
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Level 14
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 58
Apr 17, 2014
Could you add sheepdog? Didn't think to type in Shetland. :)
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Level 47
Jul 17, 2020
and I typed shetland shepherd and got nothing
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Level 39
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 40
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 87
Nov 28, 2014
He's a Lion now, so disqualified from the Dogg list
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Level 89
Apr 28, 2018
And now he’s back to being a Dogg.
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Level 89
Mar 27, 2019
He's kind of like John Cougar.
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Level 82
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 77
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 55
Oct 12, 2023
There is also American bulldog which is probably considered a pit or staffy variation, but is way different than French and English bulldogs. Really strange they just used the term bulldog without a specifier
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Level 51
Dec 1, 2014
Typical. I got Brittany but missed German Shepherd and Poodle
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Level 91
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 49
Feb 8, 2015
Love it, but a little more time would be even better!
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Level 33
Dec 28, 2015
I agree.
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Level 48
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 36
Oct 3, 2021
especially when there's 101 of them!
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Level 73
Apr 22, 2016
Rhodesian Ridgeback sounds like a dragon from Harry Potter. :D
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Level 21
Mar 27, 2018
yes, I agree.
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Level 71
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 84
Dec 2, 2016
Geez, just put poodle.
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Level 71
Apr 22, 2016
Please accept Rhodesian for Rhodesian Ridge back
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Level 75
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 67
Mar 30, 2024
wine-mariner? :D
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Level 59
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 84
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 44
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 89
Oct 1, 2021
Is that the bread they use for frankfurters?
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Level 69
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 89
Mar 27, 2019
You live in the ghetto evidently. That's not all of the USA.
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Level 57
May 2, 2016
Tibetan Terriers rule!
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Level 69
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 45
Jul 29, 2016
"German Shorthair" doesn't work???
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Level ∞
Apr 2, 2018
It will now
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Level 20
Feb 9, 2017
DOGGOS!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 46
Feb 15, 2017
No Jack Russel? Or Norwegian Elkhound? Or Dalmation?
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Level 28
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 18
Feb 12, 2018
no border terrier? I know lots of people with them :)
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Level 60
Feb 14, 2018
Surprised not to see Boston Dynamics on this list.
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Level 21
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 71
Apr 28, 2018
I think you should either allow "shiba" or add "inu" akita.
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Level 70
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 75
Aug 9, 2023
Yeah it extends to plenty of pretty unpopular breeds, while leaving out lots of very popular ones due to the choice of source and extent of the quiz.
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Level 71
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 74
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 28
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 31
May 1, 2018
You should allow Doge for the Shiba Inu breed.
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Level 31
May 4, 2018
Who agrees?
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Level 31
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 31
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 28
Jul 24, 2018
I got 68% on this test. I forgot Samoyed and I have one!
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Level 54
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 41
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 40
Aug 15, 2020
Sooooo... all of the pitbull breeds are left out besides bull terrier? Ridiculous and inaccurate.
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Level 34
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 33
Jun 29, 2021
I have a Belgian Malinois and a German shepherd at home, I was surprised..
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Level 71
Jul 2, 2021
Why were you surprised? Are they supposed to be at work?
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Level 73
Jul 8, 2021
I typed Yorkshire, should be accepted IMO
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Level 60
Aug 5, 2021
I know some from my US state dogs quiz.
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Level 77
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 80
Sep 18, 2021
Please accept Kelpie for Australian Cattle Dog
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Level 65
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 77
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 76
Oct 1, 2021
I’m glad Doge is an acceptable type in
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Level 82
Oct 1, 2021
I can't believe I missed Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, that was our last dog :-(
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2021
I thought I typed Shiba Inu, maybe I did something weird like Shibu Ina lol
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Level 58
Oct 4, 2021
Weiner dog is an acceptable answer
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Level 31
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 68
Aug 8, 2023
I kept typing in fox terrier too, it is so popular here.
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Level 54
Nov 24, 2021
Dashchund is top ten and its one of my favorites
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Level 65
Dec 29, 2021
Xoloitzcuintle is not on the list? ;)
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Level 47
Jun 16, 2022
Pitbull or American Staffordshire Terrier?
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Level 67
Dec 24, 2022
No Jack Russell?
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Level 46
Jan 3, 2023
Man, this list didn't have Snoop Dogg or Pitbull!
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Level 45
Feb 19, 2023
Really no pitbulls? I'm surprised
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Level 79
Jul 31, 2023
Hopefully they're illegal to own
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Level 86
Oct 12, 2023
Read the caveat at the top. Pits would almost certainly be on this list otherwise.
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Level 34
Apr 16, 2023
French Bulldogs have taken over as the most popular dog in the USA by dogs adopted! So this may need updated.
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Level 83
Jul 16, 2023
Thought Frenchie should work since Yorkie, Westie, Scottie did.
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Level 91
Jul 31, 2023
Not enough time.
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Level 79
Jul 31, 2023
Can't believe French bulldogs (which are an ugly breed) are the most popular now 🤦‍♂️
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Level 88
Aug 4, 2023
Bred to be unable to breathe properly and suffer their whole lives. Says a lot about the compassion and intelligence of anyone who owns one.
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Level 86
Oct 12, 2023
Not to mention they have numerous other health issues which require constant vet visits. This cost is what causes so many of them to wind up abandoned/at shelters. I will say many of us are aware of these things, though. I still "rescued" mine because I was more able to care for her. I swear I'm putting my vets kids through college lol. I would agree that they shouldn't exist, though. I do not support breeders in general, but especially for this breed. Love my Frenchie and she brings me quite a bit of joy (she's also quite the cutie, IMO), but it is what it is.

Thanks for calling out my lack of compassion and intelligence, though. Keep it classy.

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Level 91
Jul 31, 2023
The AKC bases popularity by number of dogs registered to the stud book by year. This means only breeds recognized by the AKC will appear on the list so no pits, no labradoddles or other designer breeds, and no mixed breeds. It might help arguments is some sort of caveat was placed about that.
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Level 68
Aug 5, 2023
Perhaps accept 'Highland terrier' for 'West Highland White terrier'? I know they are often called Westies but just 'Highland terrier' is another common term.
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2023
I was going to write a comment asking why pit bulls weren't listed by the AKC, but I googled it and it turns out "pit bull" isn't necessarily a specific breed, but a term used in the US for breeds descended from bulls and terriers, or a term used elsewhere for the American Pit Bull Terrier. The more you know!
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Level 49
Oct 12, 2023
Did anybody else notice that it fills in Shiba Inu if you guess Doge?
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Level 73
Oct 13, 2023
Accept English mastiff for mastiff.