Can You Identify These Dog Breeds From A Bunch Of Cute Pictures?

By: J.P. Naomi
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Want to make a friendly wager? We bet you can't make it through this dog breed quiz without saying, "Awww!" at least three times! Ready to give a dog a bone? It's time to see how well you know some of the most popular, not to mention cutest, dog breeds out there!

So exactly how many dog breeds are there in the world? Well, that depends on who you talk to... The World Canine Organization, or FCI, currently recognizes 332 breeds with eleven more provisional breeds. The American Kennel Club, however, says nope, there are only 187 breeds of dog! Well, no matter what anyone says, there are plenty for future pet owners to choose from! But where, oh where, do you begin!

You see, dogs range in size from mini to very large. They range in color from black to white to yellow and brown! They range in personality from intelligent to sociable. Now decide if you want a working dog, a guard dog, a toy dog, a hound, a retriever or terrier! When it comes down to it, the options are unlimited. At the end of the day, it all comes down to which dog makes you go, "Awww"... and there you have it.. your new best friend!

So what do you say? Are you ready to name that breed? Or will you let the dog eat your homework? It's time to get started... On your bark, get set, go!

The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds of dog in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. It is commonly known as a "lab" and is frequently trained as a seeing-eye dog.

The German Shepherd is known as the Deutscher Schäferhund in German. It is a breed of medium to large-sized working dogs that originated in Germany. They tend to be tan with black saddlery.

Did you know that Golden Retrievers were originally bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties? They originated in Scotland.

Bulldogs are a medium-sized breed of dog commonly referred to as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog. They are muscular and hefty with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose.

The beagle is a scent hound which was developed primarily for hunting hare. They typically live between 12-15 years and have a hard coat of short hair.

Known in French as the Bouledogue Français, French Bulldogs were the result of an 1800s cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris, France.

Poodles have taken top honors in many conformation shows, including "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1991 and 2002, and at the World Dog Show in 2007 and 2010. They are a highly intelligent, energetic and sociable breed.

Although they were first used to herd livestock and pull meat carts for butchers, Rottweilers are now used mainly as search and rescue dogs, guard dogs and police dogs. They tend to live 8-10 years.

Did you know that the Yorkshire Terrier was originally developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills? They tend to be around 7 pounds and live between 13 - 20 years!

Also known as the German Boxer or Deutscher Boxer, this breed is a medium-sized, short-haired dog with a square muzzle, strong jaw and large under-bite. This gives them the upper hand when it comes to hanging on to large prey.

Siberian Huskies, or just simply Huskies, are a working dog that originated in northeastern Siberia, Russia. They are an active, energetic, and resilient breed with a thick double coat - a thick undercoat and a soft outer coat.

The dachshund was developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals. They have also been used to track wounded deer and hunt prairie dogs, particularly in the United States.

Also known as the German Mastiff, the Great Dane is one of the tallest dog breeds. From paw to shoulder, the tallest Great Dane on record was 44 inches!

Did you know that Dobermann Pinschers are nicknamed Dobie? They typically live 9 - 12 years and are considered intelligent, alert and tenaciously loyal companions and guard dogs.

Despite the very obvious name...Australian Shepherds are a breed of dog that was developed in the Basque country of Western Europe and brought to the United States. They have a straight coat of hair, though some may have curls!

The Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century. This breed of dog developed from crosses between the Standard Schnauzer and one or more smaller breeds, such as the Poodle and Affenpinscher.

Did you know that Corgi is Welsh for "dwarf dog"? This is a cattle herding dog breed which has origins in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

On average, this breed of dogs lives between 9 -14 years. They tend to be 13 - 18 pounds and 12-13 inches tall. It is currently the 18th most popular pure breeds in the United States.

Also known as the Chinese Lion Dog, the Shih Tzu is a toy dog breed weighing in at 10 - 19 pounds. In general, this breed is loyal, affectionate, outgoing and alert.

Did you know that the Boston Terrier is nicknamed the American Gentleman? The American Kennel Club ranked the Boston Terrier as the 21st most popular breed in 2016.

Often nicknamed "pom," Pomeranians originated in Germany and Poland. They are typically friendly, playful and lively, but can bark excessively in certain circumstances.

The Havanese is the national dog of Cuba. They are considered an ideal family pet and a true companion dog.

Nicknamed "Sheltie," the Shetland Sheepdog breed originated in Scotland. They excel at herding, but can also be raised as a farm dog or family pet.

Did you know that the name "Brittany" comes from the Brittany region in northwestern France where the dog originated? They are athletic, compact, and energetic.

Bernese Mountain Dogs shed year-round, and the heaviest shedding is during seasonal changes. They also only require a bath about once every couple of months, depending on their activity level!

The Mastiff is one of the most ancient types of dog breeds, dating back about 5,000 years. At that time, they were considered ferocious war dogs while today, they make fine companions.

Cocker Spaniels were originally bred as hunting dogs in the United Kingdom. The term "cocker" came from this dog's interest in hunting the Eurasian woodcock!

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Both male and female Chihuahuas weigh between just 4 - 6 pounds!

The Vizsla is a dog breed originating in Hungary. It is also known as the Hungarian Pointer. This breed is a hunter of fowl and upland game and rarely seen as a family dog.

Pugs were brought to Europe in the 16th century from China. Queen Victoria actually developed a passion for them as they are known for being sociable and gentle companion dogs.

The Maltese breed falls under the Toy Group classification. They are nicknamed the Maltese lion puppy and descend from the Central Mediterranean Area.

Weimaraners are nicknamed "Grey Ghost" and have origins in Germany. Males tend to be 66 - 88 pounds and 23 - 28 inches tall, while females are a bit smaller, between 55 - 77 pounds and 22 - 26 inches tall.

The Newfoundland dog is a large working dog. They can be either black, brown, or white-and-black. They are known for their giant size, intelligence, tremendous strength, calm dispositions, and loyalty.

The Miniature American Shepherd is highly intelligent and biddable. The breed is often trained for dog sports, such as herding, agility, obedience, disc dog, and flyball. They have a medium length double coat.

The collie is a medium-sized, fairly lightly built dog, with a pointed snout. They are generally 48 - 70 pounds and come in many different colors, though many have a distinctive white pattern over their shoulders.

Border Collies are also known as Scottish Sheepdogs. They are considered highly intelligent, extremely energetic, acrobatic and athletic.

Also known as a Hush Puppy, Basset Hounds are a breed of short-legged dog. They were originally bred for the purpose of hunting hare.

Cane Corsos are also known as the Italian Mastiff. Their name comes from the Italian "cane" meaning dog and "corso" meaning "protector". They are highly valued in Italy as a companion, guard dog and hunter.

Westies are a breed of dog from Scotland that have a distinctive white harsh coat with a soft white undercoat. It has a white double coat of fur which fills out the dog's face, giving it a rounded appearance!

Also known as the African lion dog, the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed was developed in South Africa. The original breed standard was drafted by F. R. Barnes, in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, present-day Zimbabwe, in 1922.

The Shiba Inu breed originates from Japan. They are a small, agile breed that copes very well with mountainous terrain as they were originally bred for hunting.

Bichon Frise is French for "curly lap." The Bichon Frise is a member of the Non-Sporting Group of dog breeds in the United States and a member of the Toy Dog Group in the United Kingdom.

The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. They are a powerful, independent and dominant breed, commonly aloof with strangers but affectionate with family members.

Belgian Malinois are used as a working dog for tasks including detection of odors such as explosives, accelerants, and narcotics. They are used by the U.S. Secret Service to help guard the grounds of the White House.

Originating in the United Kingdom, the bullmastiff breed comes from the English Mastiff and the extinct Old English Bulldog. It was officially recognized as a purebred dog by the English Kennel Club in 1924.

You can call this breed "Saint" for short! They are a breed of very large working dogs from the western Alps of Switzerland, France and Italy. When we say 'very large,' we mean 140 - 260 pounds!

Do you love dogs but are allergic to them? You might be in luck with the Wheaten Terriers! These dogs are hypoallergenic, and are more easily tolerated by those allergic to other breeds.

President Barack Obama had two Portuguese Water Dogs while in office. Their names were Bo and Sunny and Bo was actually a personal gift to the Obama family from Senator Ted Kennedy.

Along the lines of its name, the bloodhound breed is famed for its ability to discern human scent over great distances and even days later. These dogs are used by police and law enforcement all over the world for the purpose of finding people... escaped, lost or missing!

Papilions live between 12 - 15 years and have a straight, long, fine, single-layered coat. They are mainly white with patches of just about any other color.

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