Know your dog breeds? Take the quiz

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There are hundreds of dog breeds in the world, and each is known for certain physical characteristics and personality traits. Take our dog breed quiz and see how much you know about man's best friend.

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Uggie the dog
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Uggie is one of the most famous canine actors. What's his breed?

Uggie was the canine star of the Oscar-winning film "The Artist." He has a paw print at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater, and he even his own day: June 25 is Uggie Day in Los Angeles.

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Paul McCartney and Jane Asher
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People speculated that Paul McCartney's "Martha My Dear" was about Jane Asher, but he actually penned the tune about his dog. What breed was the dog?

In 1977, McCartney made this comment about the song inspired by his beloved Old English sheepdog: "Whereas it would appear to anybody else to be a song to a girl called Martha, it's actually a dog, and our relationship was platonic, believe me."

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Anatolian shepherd dog
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This dog breed has been beneficial in cheetah conservation.

The Cheetah Conservation Fund trained Anatolian shepherd dogs to protect African goat herds from cheetahs so that farmers would stop shooting the wild cats.

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Tibetan mastiff
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In 2011, one of these dogs sold for $1.5 million.

An 11-month-old Tibetan mastiff male puppy was sold to a Chinese coal baron for $1.5 million, making it the single most expensive dog in the world.

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Dogs of this breed are known to stand on their hind legs and bat their paws.

Although it's not how boxers got their name, these dogs are known to "box."

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Only 3 dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic, and 2 of them were what breed?

About a dozen dogs were onboard the Titanic, but two Pomeranians and a Pekingese were the only canine survivors of the historic shipwreck.

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This dog, a mix of cavalier King Charles spaniel, bichon frise and poodle, is known as a what?

The cava-poo-chon is bred to be hypoallergenic and maintain its puppy face as it ages.

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This dog is one of the rarest in the world and is often groomed to resemble a lion.

The Löwchen, whose name is German for "little lion," originated in Europe around 400 years ago as a breed for lords and ladies.

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This "gentle giant" dog is often trained to assist people with disabilities.

Because of their size and strength, Danes are an ideal breed for people with balance and mobility impairments. The dogs also require less exercise than many breeds, making them a good fit for people with disabilities.

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Sky wire fox terrier
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This breed has won Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show more than any other.

A wire fox terrier named Sky was named Best in Show in 2014, marking the 14th time that the breed had won the top prize.


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Despite its small size, this breed is considered one of the best for home security.

"Chihuahuas may be a small dog, but they will raise so much hell until they alert you or wake you up," said Herb Everett of Sirius Dog Training.

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Norfolk spaniel
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Which of the following dog breeds is not extinct?

The English water spaniel, Cordoba fighting dog and Norfolk spaniel (pictured) are all extinct. The Norrbottenspets is an ancient breed that still thrives in Sweden.

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Canadian eskimo dog puppy
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It's estimated there are fewer than 300 of these dogs in existence.

Canadian Eskimo dogs nearly went extinct in the 1950s, and today puppies can cost thousands of dollars.

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Maremma Sheepdogs
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This breed of dog is used to protect endangered penguins in Australia.

Maremma sheepdogs protect Little penguins from predators on Australia's Middle Island.

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Which of these breeds doesn't have a reputation as a tree climber?

Some breeds, such as border collies, English setters and New Guinea singing dogs, are more known for their climbing skills than others, but it often comes down to the dog's personality.

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Which of the following breeds has won Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show?

Some of the most popular dog breeds, including the Labrador retriever, golden retriever, Chihuahua and dachshund have never won the top prize at the Westminster dog show.

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