20 Best Dog Trivia Questions and Answers

From daschunds and collies, to famous dogs from the big screen, these dog trivia questions and answers will test whether you’re top dog!

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Have you got a trivia night to host soon? Are you planning a puppy themed party? Are you attending a canine convention? Or, are you the world’s biggest dog fan? Then these dog trivia questions have got you covered.

Dogs have been man’s best friend for over 12,000 years. A lot has changed in the time since they were first domesticated. There are hundreds of breeds, which have been used for sport, hunting, literary muses and most of all, companionship. So, needless to say, there is a lot to know about our canine companions!

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I mean, come on, how cute is this doggie!?

What was the Queen of England’s dog breed of choice? How well do you know your cartoon canines? Can you call out the breed names for popular dog nicknames? Which kind of pooch has 6 toes on each paw? Test your knowledge with these dog quiz questions and answers.

These are the best dog trivia questions and answers!

Gather a group of your friends to compete on this dog trivia quiz for the position of top dawg, or just challenge yourself for a bit of fun. 

You’ll need to be seriously smart to get every question correct in this quiz about dogs. Do you know another name for the breed Alsatian? Or how about in a game of Monopoly – can you recall the dog breed on the playing counter? We warned you this was a quiz only the biggest dog quiz pros would score top marks!

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These dog trivia questions and answers cover a fun range of topics

Got your paws on the buzzer? Then see how many of these dog trivia questions you can answer.

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25 Awesome Dog Trivia Questions

1. What is a dog’s most developed sense?

2. According to the American Kennel Club, what is the most popular dog breed in the United States?

3. How many teeth do adult dogs normally have?

4. Approximately how many domestic breeds of dog are there? 200, 450, 800 or 1000?

5. How old was the oldest dog reported to be when he died?

6. Which dog breed can run the fastest?

7. Queen Elizabeth II was known for her love of which kind of dog? 

8. What is a group of puppies called?

9. Which dog breed is known for having a black tongue?

10. The comic strip Peanuts regularly features a dog. What is it called?

11. What is the name of former US President Barack Obama’s dog?

13. What is another name for the breed Alsatian?

14. A breed of dog was named after its original purpose of chasing badgers out of holes. What is it called?

15. In the original Monopoly game, which dog breed is the dog token?

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These dog quiz questions and answers are tricky aren’t they?

16. Which breed of dog is recognized as the smallest dog?

17. Legend tells of a 3-headed dog tasked with guarding the entrance to Hades. What it its name?  

18. Which TV series was robot dog K-9 featured in?

19. Most dogs have 5 toes on each paw. Which type of dog has 6?

20. The Golden Retriever originally comes from which country?

21. What is the name for the phobia of dogs?

22. Of all of the dog breeds in the world, which one was once considered as being sacred in China? 

23. Which dog breed, originally bred for hunting rabbits, gets its name from the French word for low or short?

24. Which breed of dog is commonly referred to as a Blue Heeler?

25. What was the breed of famous cartoon dog, Scooby Doo?

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Did you know chow chow’s have black tongues?

25 Awesome Dog Quiz Questions and Answers

1. What is a dog’s most developed sense?

Smell

2. According to the American Kennel Club, what is the most popular dog breed in the United States?

The Labrador Retriever, aka Labs. They are so popular, they’ve held this title since 1991! This really is a top dwag right here.

3. How many teeth do adult dogs normally have?

42. Tricky question, right?

4. Approximately how many domestic breeds of dog are there? 200, 450, 800 or 1000?

Approximately 450. That’s still so many!

5. How old was the oldest dog reported to be when he died?

29 years! Or, in dog years, 203.

6. Which dog breed can run the fastest?

Greyhound

7. Queen Elizabeth II was known for her love of which kind of dog? 

Corgis. She owned over 30 of them since 1952!

8.  What is a group of puppies called?

A litter

9. Which dog breed is known for having a black tongue?

Chow Chow. It’s such an odd color for a dog.

10. The comic strip Peanuts regularly features a dog. What is it called?

Snoopy

11. What is the name of former US President Barack Obama’s dog?

Bo – who is a Portuguese Water Dog

13. What is another name for the breed Alsatian?

German Shepherd

14. A breed of dog was named after its original purpose of chasing badgers out of holes. What is it called?

Dachshund. In fact their name is literally badger dog if you translate it from German to English. Dachs = badger, and hund = dog.

15. In the original Monopoly game, which dog breed is the dog token?

Scottish Terrier

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The little chihuahua is the world’s smallest dog breed

16. Which breed of dog is recognized as the smallest?

The Chihuahua

17. Legend tells of a 3-headed dog tasked with guarding the entrance to Hades. What it its name?

Cerberus

18. Which TV series was robot dog K-9 featured in?

Doctor Who

19. Most dogs have 5 toes on each paw. Which type of dog has 6?

The Norwegian Lundehund

20. The Golden Retriever originally comes from which country?

Scotland

21. What is the name for the phobia of dogs?

Cynophobia

22. Of all of the dog breeds in the world, which one was once considered as being sacred in China? 

Pekinese – this breed was kept by members of the imperial family.

23. Which dog breed, originally bred for hunting rabbits, gets its name from the French word for low or short?

Basset Hound

24. Which breed of dog is commonly referred to as a Blue Heeler?

Australian Cattle Dog

25. What was the breed of famous cartoon dog, Scooby Doo?

Great Dane

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We hope that you enjoyed testing your knowledge all about dogs. This is one of our favorite quizzes, but mainly because we get to look at photos of dogs for a bit.

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