If you can tell these 16 breeds apart, then you’re a dog specialist

If you can tell these 16 breeds apart, then you’re a dog specialist dog-happy
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There are 340 dog breeds recognized by the FCI – that’s a lot of dogs! But do you know all of them? Better yet, can you tell them all apart?

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 30/05/2020, 19:00


Indeed, some breeds look extremely similar. And you might not notice it until they’re sitting right next to each other. So, get a note pad, concentrate, and try to get 100% on our quiz. We bet it’ll be harder than you think!

1. Which one is the Whippet?

grey and white italian greyhound and whippet on white background
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2. Which one is the German Shepherd?

german shepherd and malinois on white background
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3. Which one is the Siberian Husky?

siberian husky and malamute on white background

4. Which one is the French Bulldog?

black and white french bulldog and boston terrier on white background

5. Which one is the Shetland Sheepdog?

shetland sheepdog and rough collie on white background

6. Which one is the Old English Sheepdog?

old english sheepdog and bearded collie on white background

7. Which one is the Rottweiler?

rottweiler and doberman on white background

8. Which one is the Shiba Inu?

akita inu and shiba inu on white background

The correct answers are: B, A, A, B, A, A, B, B

If you got all of these right, then, congratulations! You are a true dog expert!

Were you able to recognise the other breeds? In order of appearance, the other breeds listed were: Italian Greyhound, Belgian Malinois, Alaskan Malamute, Boston Terrier, Rough Collie, Bearded Collie, Doberman, and Japanese Akita Inu.