Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Question Set: Breeds of Dogs

[All pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them]

Q01. What generic type of 'gun dog' is sub-divided into Curly-Coated, Flat-Coated, Golden, Chesapeake Bay, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling and Labrador?
A. Retriever

Q02. What breed of dog is Tinkerbell, Paris Hilton's dog that she famously carries around in her handbag?
A. Chihuahua

Q03. What is the breed of dog shown above, that gets its name from the typical behaviour that this one is displaying?
A. Pointer

Q04. Named for the region in Croatia from which they are believed to have originated, which breed of dog is known as a 'firehouse dog' in the US because of their habit of running alongside horse-drawn fire carts used by early firefighters?
A. Dalmatian

Q05. One of the most famous dogs in comics, Snowy (or Milou in his original French avatar), was based on what breed of dog that belonged to the owner of a cafe where Herge was a regular?
A. Fox Terrier

Q06. The flag of the Tyrolean Alpine Guard (above) shows on it the patron saint of skiing, snowboarding, hiking, backpacking and mountaineering. Which breed of dogs gets its name from his?
A. St Bernard

Q07. Modelled on a bitch called Cherie on Birkenhof, what breed of dog was Waldi, the first official Olympics mascot, used in Munich in 1972?
A. (Long-haired) Dachshund

Q08. Considered a descendant of the Saluki, the sleek, beautiful breed in the picture above gets one of its names from a town in Bagalkot district of northern Karnataka. Name the town.
A. Mudhol

Q09. Which dog breed's name comes from its similarity to works of art such as the one above, the guardian lion of the ancient Chinese culture?
A. Shih Tzu

Q10. One of the much-in-demand designer breeds in the US these days is a creature called the Cava-poo-chon, which is being labelled as "the perfect puppy". If two parts of this mix are the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Miniature Poodle, what is the third – a breed whose name means 'curly lap dog' in French?
A. Bichon Frise

Q11. Watch this video and identify this rara canis, discovered by 'the outside world' by Sir William Macgregor during a 1897 expedition to Mount Scratchley.
A. New Guinea Singing Dog

Q12. The only named member of Navy Seals Team Six which killed Osama bin Laden was Cairo, a dog like the one shown above. What breed is he?
A. Belgian Malinois (or Belgian Shepherd Dog)

Q13. Jan van Eyck's painting 'Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife' (shown above) includes the couple's dog. It is considered to be an early version of what dog breed?
A. Brussels Griffon


  1. 1. Retriever. 2. Toy! 3. Pointer. 6. St. Bernard. 12. Alsatian?
    Paul Gatward

  2. 1. Retriever
    2. Chihuahua
    3. Pointer
    4. Dalmatian
    5. Fox Terrier
    6. St. Bernard
    7. Dachshund
    9. Shih Tzu
    11. K9

  3. 1 Retriever
    2 Chihuahua
    3 Pointer
    5 Terrier
    6 St. Bernard
    7 Dachshund
    8 Mudhol
    11 Dingo
    12 German Shepherd

  4. 1. Spaniel
    2. Chihuaha
    3. Pointer
    4. Dalmatian
    5. Yorkshire Terrier
    6. St. Bernard
    7. Dacschund
    8. Rampur or some such
    9. Pekingese
    11. Dingo
    12. German Shepherd
    13. Pomeranian

  5. 1.Retriever
    4. Terrier
    6.St Bernard
    8.Muddhol Hound

  6. 1. Retriever
    2. Chihuahua
    3. German Shorthaired Pointer
    4. Dalmatian
    5. Fox terrier
    6. St Bernard
    7. Dachshund
    8. Mudhol
    9. Pekingese (Lion dog)
    10. Bichon frise
    11. New Guinea Singing Dog
    12. Belgian Malinois
    13. Brussels Griffon



  7. But the singing dog is a Dingo..its the new guinea dingo. ( Canis lupus dingo )

    1. That is so, Ajey, but it's distinct from the Australian dingo, so to get marks for this you would need to have mentioned 'New Guinea'.