Interesting Dog Breed Facts: Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Boxers are known for their tendency to be highly protective of what?

    • A.

      Chickens

    • B.

      Small Children

    • C.

      Flower Gardens

    • D.

      Other Dogs

    Correct Answer
    B. Small Children
    Explanation
    Boxers are known for their tendency to be highly protective of small children. This breed is often referred to as "gentle giants" because they are known for their loyalty and protective nature towards their family members, especially children. Boxers are known to be patient, affectionate, and playful with small children, making them excellent family pets. They instinctively feel the need to protect and watch over their loved ones, making them a popular choice for families with young children.

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  • 2. 

    What is the average weight of a mature Boxer?

    • A.

      95-110 Pounds

    • B.

      60-70 Pounds

    • C.

      120-140 Pounds

    • D.

      22-25 Pounds

    Correct Answer
    B. 60-70 Pounds
    Explanation
    The average weight of a mature Boxer is typically between 60-70 pounds. This weight range is considered to be the average for the breed. Boxers are medium-sized dogs, and their weight can vary depending on factors such as gender, genetics, and overall health. However, on average, most mature Boxers fall within the 60-70 pound range.

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  • 3. 

    What breed is named for its tendency to play by standing on its hind legs and "boxing" with its front paws?

    • A.

      Portuguese Water Dog

    • B.

      Basset Hound

    • C.

      Boxer

    • D.

      Poodle

    Correct Answer
    C. Boxer
    Explanation
    The Boxer breed is named for its tendency to play by standing on its hind legs and "boxing" with its front paws. This behavior is characteristic of the breed and is often seen as a playful and energetic display. Boxers are known for their strong and muscular build, which allows them to engage in this behavior.

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  • 4. 

    What dog breed is commonly known as a "Beardie"?

    • A.

      Dachshund

    • B.

      Labrador Retriever

    • C.

      Bearded Collie

    • D.

      Boxer

    Correct Answer
    C. Bearded Collie
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bearded Collie. Bearded Collie is commonly known as "Beardie" in reference to its long, shaggy facial hair resembling a beard. This breed is known for its friendly and lively nature, as well as its intelligence and agility. They are often used as working dogs, herding sheep and cattle, and make great companions for active individuals or families.

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  • 5. 

    What is the average weight of a full-grown Jack Russell Terrier?

    • A.

      2-4 Pounds

    • B.

      14-18 Pounds

    • C.

      25-30 Pounds

    • D.

      40-50 Pounds

    Correct Answer
    B. 14-18 Pounds
    Explanation
    The average weight of a full-grown Jack Russell Terrier is 14-18 pounds. This weight range is specific to this breed and represents the typical weight that a healthy adult Jack Russell Terrier would fall into. It is important to note that individual dogs may vary slightly in weight within this range depending on factors such as genetics, diet, and exercise.

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  • 6. 

    For fear that it might transmit the disease to seal populations, what has been banned From Antarctica since 1994?

    • A.

      Kerosene

    • B.

      Sardines

    • C.

      Cell Phones

    • D.

      Dogs

    Correct Answer
    D. Dogs
    Explanation
    Dogs have been banned from Antarctica since 1994 to prevent the transmission of diseases to seal populations. This measure was taken to protect the delicate ecosystem of Antarctica and the vulnerable wildlife that inhabits the region. Dogs can carry various diseases that can be harmful to seals, and to prevent any potential spread, their presence has been prohibited. This ban helps maintain the pristine environment of Antarctica and ensures the well-being of its unique wildlife.

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  • 7. 

    In 1982, what terrier breed became the first dog ever to travel to both the North and South Poles?

    • A.

      French Bulldog

    • B.

      Labrador Retriever

    • C.

      Jack Russell Terrier

    • D.

      Sharpei

    Correct Answer
    C. Jack Russell Terrier
    Explanation
    The Jack Russell Terrier became the first dog ever to travel to both the North and South Poles in 1982. This breed is known for its intelligence, agility, and endurance, making it well-suited for such challenging expeditions. The Jack Russell Terrier's small size and strong hunting instincts also make it adaptable to extreme environments. Its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions and navigate difficult terrains likely contributed to its successful journey to both poles.

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  • 8. 

    What dog breed was the star of "Jack Russell: Dog Detective" children's books by Darrell Odgers?

    • A.

      Boston Bull Terrier

    • B.

      Bloodhound

    • C.

      English Sheepdog

    • D.

      Jack Russell Terrier

    Correct Answer
    D. Jack Russell Terrier
    Explanation
    The star of "Jack Russell: Dog Detective" children's books by Darrell Odgers is the Jack Russell Terrier.

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  • 9. 

    The mostly white Jack Russell Terrier was developed so that while hunting it was not confused with what?

    • A.

      A Fox

    • B.

      A Moose

    • C.

      A Deer

    • D.

      A Bear

    Correct Answer
    A. A Fox
    Explanation
    The mostly white Jack Russell Terrier was developed so that while hunting it was not confused with a fox. Foxes are known for their red or orange fur, so by having a mostly white coat, the Jack Russell Terrier can easily be distinguished from a fox while out hunting. This helps prevent any confusion or mistaken identity during the hunt.

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  • 10. 

    What terrier breed was developed from the Fox Terrier by Rev. John Russell in England around 1840?

    • A.

      Jack Russell Terrier

    • B.

      Collie

    • C.

      Basenji

    • D.

      Airedale

    Correct Answer
    A. Jack Russell Terrier
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jack Russell Terrier. This breed was developed by Rev. John Russell in England around 1840. He wanted a hunting dog that could chase foxes underground, so he selectively bred the Fox Terrier for specific traits. The result was the Jack Russell Terrier, known for its intelligence, agility, and hunting abilities.

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  • 11. 

    Short hair, long hair, and wire hair refer to what aspect of the Dachshund?

    • A.

      Its Ears

    • B.

      Its Tail

    • C.

      Its Coat

    • D.

      Its Bite

    Correct Answer
    C. Its Coat
    Explanation
    Short hair, long hair, and wire hair refer to the different types of coats that a Dachshund can have. This means that the answer is "Its Coat".

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  • 12. 

    What is the common nickname for a Dachshund?

    • A.

      Wiener Dog

    • B.

      Heidi

    • C.

      Shorty

    • D.

      Schnitzel

    Correct Answer
    A. Wiener Dog
    Explanation
    The common nickname for a Dachshund is "Wiener Dog" because of their long, sausage-like body shape. This nickname is derived from the word "wiener" which is a slang term for a hot dog. The Dachshund's elongated body and short legs resemble the shape of a hot dog, hence the nickname "Wiener Dog".

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  • 13. 

    What do Dachshunds commonly suffer with?

    • A.

      Back Problems

    • B.

      Bad Breath

    • C.

      Ingrown Toenails

    • D.

      Mange

    Correct Answer
    A. Back Problems
    Explanation
    Dachshunds commonly suffer from back problems because of their long bodies and short legs, which put strain on their spines. Their unique body structure makes them more prone to conditions like intervertebral disc disease and herniated discs. These back problems can cause pain, mobility issues, and even paralysis in severe cases. It is important for Dachshund owners to be aware of this vulnerability and take preventive measures such as avoiding activities that put excessive strain on their backs and providing them with proper support and exercise to keep their spines healthy.

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  • 14. 

    Dachshunds were bred to follow what into their burrows?

    • A.

      Lions

    • B.

      Snakes

    • C.

      Badgers

    • D.

      Deer

    Correct Answer
    C. Badgers
    Explanation
    Dachshunds were specifically bred to follow badgers into their burrows. Their long, slender bodies and short legs make them well-suited for navigating through narrow tunnels and underground passages. This breed's tenacity, bravery, and determination were honed to assist in hunting and flushing out badgers from their dens. Their name even translates to "badger dog" in German, further emphasizing their historical purpose.

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  • 15. 

    Whom did the Newfoundland, Seaman, accompany on the search for the Northwest Passage?

    • A.

      Davy Crockett

    • B.

      Lewis & Clark

    • C.

      Daniel Boone

    • D.

      Magellan

    Correct Answer
    B. Lewis & Clark
    Explanation
    During the search for the Northwest Passage, the Newfoundland dog named Seaman accompanied Lewis and Clark. Seaman was a loyal and valuable member of the expedition, providing companionship and assistance to the explorers. His presence also helped to establish friendly relations with Native American tribes they encountered along the way. Lewis and Clark relied on Seaman's hunting skills and his ability to navigate through difficult terrains, making him an integral part of their journey.

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