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Most Popular Dog Breeds Quiz

How many of the most popular dog breeds in the United States can you name?
Source: American Kennel Club, 2017
Last updated: April 02, 2018
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Dog Breed
1
Labrador Retriever
2
German Shepherd
3
Golden Retriever
4
French Bulldog
5
Bulldog
6
Beagle
7
Poodle
8
Rottweiler
9
Yorkshire Terrier
10
German Shorthaired Pointer
11
Boxer
12
Siberian Husky
13
Dachshund
14
Great Dane
15
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
16
Doberman Pinscher
17
Australian Shepherd
18
Miniature Schnauzer
19
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
20
Shih Tzu
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Dog Breed
21
Boston Terrier
22
Pomeranian
23
Havanese
24
Shetland Sheepdog
25
Bernese Mountain Dog
26
Brittany
27
English Springer Spaniel
28
Mastiff
29
Cocker Spaniel
30
Vizsla
31
Pug
32
Chihuahua
33
Maltese
34
Weimaraner
35
Miniature American Shepherd
36
Newfoundland
37
Cane Corso
38
Border Collie
39
Basset Hound
40
Collie
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Dog Breed
41
Rhodesian Ridgeback
42
West Highland White Terrier
43
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
44
Belgian Malinois
45
Shiba Inu
46
Bichon Frise
47
Akita
49
Saint Bernard
49
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
50
Bloodhound
51
Bullmastiff
52
English Cocker Spaniel
53
Papillon
54
Portuguese Water Dog
55
Airedale Terrier
56
Australian Cattle Dog
57
Samoyed
58
Scottish Terrier
59
Alaskan Malamute
60
Bull Terrier
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level 70
Apr 10, 2012
Portuguese Water Dog is in the White Hose lol
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level 55
Apr 11, 2012
Nice quiz, I was surprised not to see dalmatian on that list though
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level 73
May 1, 2013
Mean little buggers. I hate Dalmatians. Only dog that i have ever been bitten by.
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level 51
Apr 5, 2016
Bit or toothed? (And yes, that is a thing. Its when their teeth poke you but their jaw doesn't clench.)
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level 36
Apr 15, 2012
Uhhh.... I only got four. I don't associate with dogs much. I don't get how everyone knows this stuff!
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level 10
May 11, 2012
only 5% got the shiba inu :(... thats my favorite
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level 60
Feb 12, 2014
wow much disappoint
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level 69
Apr 13, 2018
such doge? many oversight! very popularity. wow!
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level 22
Jul 2, 2012
Jack Russells didn't make the cut? I don't believe it!!
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level 80
Dec 2, 2015
I was similarly surprised, though not until I read your comment did I realize I was typing Jack Daniels Terrier. Same thing, right?
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level 68
Apr 22, 2016
I might be wrong, but I believe it's because they're not considered to be a "real", official dog breed. I guess it might be due to the big variation in Jack Russels, whereas most other dogs like pugs, labradors etc, tend to look pretty similar.
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level 41
Apr 28, 2018
The Jack Russell Terrier is not the name of the breed in the AKC (due to a rabidly anti-AKC group copyrighting the name and suing people). They do recognize the Parson Russell Terrier (long-legged version as originally bred by the Parson Jack Russell to hunt foxes) and the Russell Terrier (the short-legged version currently in vogue with those who hunt woodchucks and such rather than foxes).
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level 51
Oct 11, 2012
Love dogs and did ok on this quiz. A bit frustrating as I couldn't spell some and I missed bits from the 'official' name so therefore missed quite a few. Oh well will have to go and walk the dog now!
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level 25
Oct 17, 2012
hahaha got "soft coated wheaten terrier", that's pretty obscure, surprised it made it. i was just grasping at straws lol :P
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level 35
Jan 6, 2013
Surprised not to see the Dalmatian.
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level 67
Jan 11, 2018
Dalmatians actually make pretty bad pets for the most part. They can have a bad temperament, especially if they're confined for a while. Plus, there are alot of poorly bred Dalmatians out there which basically means you're fighting an uphill battle from the day you get the dog
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level 38
Jun 11, 2013
Dachshunds are sooooooooooo cute!!!
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level 74
Dec 6, 2013
This was hard!
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level 33
Feb 12, 2014
WOOT! German dogs rock!
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level 15
Feb 12, 2014
Maybe you could consider accepting PWD for Portuguese Water Dog. I've heard the term abbreviated like that. = )
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level ∞
Mar 1, 2016
Okay
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level 15
Feb 27, 2014
YAY!!! Bichon Frise is on the list!!! The cutest little, fluffy, white dog ever!
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level 47
Apr 17, 2014
Could you add sheepdog? Didn't think to type in Shetland. :)
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level 32
Apr 24, 2014
I was surprised that the American Staffordshire Terrier is not on this list, especially since Cane Corso is. Are they really that rare in the USA? It's _American_ ST, after all (sincere question, since I'm from Germany and always thought it's easier to keep them as a pet in America).
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level 35
Apr 22, 2016
The Staff is #3 in the US, it's just not recognized as an independent breed across the world. You know how defensive people get with their "breed definitions'
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level 41
Apr 28, 2018
The American Staffordshire Terrier is AKC recognized but most dogs of that "type" are instead registered with the UKC, which is more, ahem, flexible, about proper documentation. And most "pit bull type" dogs in the US are mongrels of various breeds in the broader bull-and-terrier-plus-another-mutt-or-two family. There are surprisingly few registered purebreds for the number of dogs out there (only 10% of dogs in the US are AKC registered, so...).
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level 63
Jun 4, 2014
Snoop didn't make it?
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level 70
Nov 28, 2014
He's a Lion now, so disqualified from the Dogg list
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level 76
Apr 28, 2018
And now he’s back to being a Dogg.
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level 74
Feb 21, 2015
Beagles are on here.
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level 57
Apr 28, 2018
I think he was referring to the rapper.
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level 64
Jun 11, 2014
You should either have it be English Bulldog for bulldog or give both French and "regular" bulldog when you type in bulldog.
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level 45
Dec 1, 2014
Typical. I got Brittany but missed German Shepherd and Poodle
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level 80
Dec 3, 2014
Wow, it would be nice if those commenting would read the source material rather than just saying can you do this. The Quizmaster states that the breed list comes from the American Kennel Club which is the parent club for all breeds recognized for conformation showing in the United States. Grouping breeds/varieties is not his choice, it's the AKC's. His terminology is not his, it's the AKC's.
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level 57
Feb 8, 2015
Love it, but a little more time would be even better!
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level 43
Dec 28, 2015
I agree.
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level 49
Apr 22, 2016
I was so surprised not to see dalmatians - so much that I actually retyped it several times - that I had to go to the AKC site to see. Sure enough, they come in at #62.
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level 65
Apr 22, 2016
Rhodesian Ridgeback sounds like a dragon from Harry Potter. :D
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level 23
Mar 27, 2018
yes, I agree.
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level 66
Apr 22, 2016
I tried "standard poodle", "miniature poodle", and "toy poodle" and nothing came up; please accept these as answers for "poodle".
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level 75
Dec 2, 2016
Geez, just put poodle.
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level 52
Apr 22, 2016
Please accept Rhodesian for Rhodesian Ridge back
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level 74
Apr 22, 2016
I wish I could spell weimariner, wimaraner, weimarener...whatevermaraner.
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level 57
Apr 22, 2016
I do not care what the American Kennel Club thinks is the most popular dog, because I know that the pit bull or American Staffordshire Terrier (or a mixed breed that is mostly that breed) is the most popular. Around here 1 out of every three dogs has some pit bull blood in them. Most of the dogs at the shelter or pound are some mix of pit bull.
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level 75
Dec 2, 2016
So your personal experience is more knowledgable than the AKC about breed popularity? By saying "I know....is the most popular" and "around here...", you're just proving that it's your own perspective but not that of a country of 300 million people (and just as many dogs).

I rarely if ever see pitbulls where I live and there are lots of the first three breeds listed. But I wouldn't ever presume that to mean that pitbulls must be unpopular *everywhere*.
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level 49
Feb 27, 2018
come to Arizona, either people have a lab, a pitty or they have a chihuahua., the AKA is not a respectable source of info for dog bread ownership..they also don't give papers to "mutts" which are the best dogs..
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level 57
Apr 28, 2018
It's not a quiz about which dogs are most popular where you live though.
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level 69
Apr 13, 2018
i know what you mean! On that quiz that asks for the most popular Chinese dishes? I don't CARE what the Chinese-American Restaurant Association says, because I KNOW that pizza is the most popular food by far! That quiz is as wrong as this one!
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level 59
May 2, 2016
Tibetan Terriers rule!
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level 69
Apr 13, 2018
I've never met a Tibetan Terrier, but the Tibetans definitely got it goin' on in the doggo department! Both Lhasa Apsos and Tibetan Mastiffs, aside from being exactly opposite each other on the size scale, are both really sweet breeds.
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level 50
Jul 29, 2016
"German Shorthair" doesn't work???
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level ∞
Apr 2, 2018
It will now
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level 24
Feb 9, 2017
DOGGOS!!!!!!!!!!
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level 53
Feb 15, 2017
No Jack Russel? Or Norwegian Elkhound? Or Dalmation?
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level 32
Mar 31, 2017
100% in 1:37 -- I just listed every single breed I ever met. I am a vet :)
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level 20
Feb 12, 2018
no border terrier? I know lots of people with them :)
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level 47
Feb 14, 2018
Surprised not to see Boston Dynamics on this list.
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level 23
Mar 27, 2018
I love border terriers and jack russells- sad they didn't make the cut :(
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level 22
Apr 23, 2018
Got 34/60. Didn't get the #1 Dog Breed. Yikes.
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level 61
Apr 28, 2018
I think you should either allow "shiba" or add "inu" akita.
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level 54
Apr 28, 2018
60 breeds? Not exactly the most "most popular" as it is name a ton of breeds that may or may not be on this list.
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level 66
Apr 29, 2018
What's the difference between "collie" and "border collie"? Does the former refer to the rough collie, and if so, could you please include "rough collie" as an accepted answer?
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level 79
Apr 30, 2018
Sad to not see any sight hounds on the list. My whippets are the best dogs I've ever had. I was a husky/malamute person until I met my first Greyhound.
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level 31
Jul 24, 2018
I was surprised not to see Dalmatian or Whippet on the list. And I was surprised to see Samoyed so far back! I have one and thought they'd be a bit more popular than ranking 57!
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level 33
May 1, 2018
You should allow Doge for the Shiba Inu breed.
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level 33
May 4, 2018
Who agrees?
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level 33
May 4, 2018
You should allow Doge for the Shiba Inu dog breed.
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level 33
May 9, 2018
Just wondering, Quizmaster, if you could add Doge for the Shiba Inu breed of dog, because it technically is a Shiba Inu...
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level 31
Jul 24, 2018
I got 68% on this test. I forgot Samoyed and I have one!
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level 54
Oct 8, 2018
Funny - no setters, greyhounds, pointers, golden doodles, or the real winners, mutts and rescue dogs! Yeah, I know, AKC definitions and all. But it'd be interesting to see a quiz about actual ownership, versus what I'm guessing is a list compiled either from dogs registered with the AKC or from surveying breeders registered with the AKC.
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level 37
Nov 14, 2018
I couldn’t figure out how to spell chihuahua. I was convinced there was a “J” in there somewhere.
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