All scent hounds have incredibly acute olfactory skills. Match each of the following scent hounds with its country of origin.
A. Kerry Beagle
B. Podenco Ibicenco
C. Bluetick Hound
True or False: Many dog experts consider Germany’s Alsatian (or German Shepherd) to be the least adaptable of all dog breeds.
The Akita is the national dog of Japan. What other spitz-type breeds are indigenous to this country?
A. Chow Chow and Shar Pei
B. Maremma Sheepdog and Neapolitan Mastiff
C. Ainu (Hokkaido) Dog and Shiba Inu
True or False: Despite the Islamic belief that dogs are unclean animals, the Saluki is a welcome addition to many Arab homes.
Certain Mexican dog breeds tend to have very short hair. Can you identify which breed is NOT indigenous to Mexico?
Dogs can fuel an entire evening’s conversation in England. True or False: The Bulldog is one of Great Britain’s most ancient breeds.
True or False: The Landseer is the national dog of Switzerland and is the breed known for rescuing lost travelers.
Can you identify the Polish dogs that were rescued from extinction by diligent Polish breeders?
A. Polski Owczarek Nizinny, Owczarek Podhalanski, Ogar Polski
B. Hamiltonstovare (Hound), Drever, Elkhound
C. Bouvier de Flanders, Schipperke, Griffon
True or False: Most dog experts would consider the French Poodle to be a frivolous featherweight in the Dog I.Q. Olympics.
Which of the following dogs were specifically bred to cope with the climate and terrain of Australia?
A. Basenji and Sloughi
B. Dachshund and Rottweiler
C. Cattle Dog and Kelpie
A,3; B,1; C,2
False. The German Shepherd is one of the most adaptable of breeds.
True. Salukis are valued for their excellent hunting skills and gentle nature.
A. The Segugio is Italian. The Xoloitzcuintli is identified with the modern Mexican Hairless.
True. The British Bulldog is thought to be descended from ancient Mastiff-type dogs brought to England by the Phoenicians.
False. The St. Bernard was one of the first types of dogs developed to rescue missing people.
A. The survival of these dogs was threatened by the aftermaths of the two World Wars.
False. The Poodle is considered one of the most intelligent breeds.
C. The (Australian) Cattle Dog and the (Australian) Kelpie were bred to be able to drive or herd various types of livestock across the huge spaces and the long distances of Australia’s ranching country.