Dog Trivia

80+ Dog Trivia Questions For Animal Lovers 

If you have a pet dog, you know there’s no better animal to call your friend. If you’re a dog lover, here are some dog trivia questions and answers you can use to test your knowledge of the most popular dog breeds:

Dog Trivia Quiz About Different Dog Breeds:

Here are some dog breed trivia questions, famous dog trivia questions, and musical dog trivia questions. Good luck testing your dog knowledge!

What is the smallest dog breed of them all?

The Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed.

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

This character was a Great Dane.

In 2020, what was the most popular dog name, according to Prudent Pet Insurance?

Bella was the most popular dog name.

What percentage of all dogs actually sleep in their owners’ bed?

45 percent of dogs sleep in bed with their owner.

What is a group of puppies called?

A group of puppies is called a litter.

What is the most popular breed of dog in the United States?

Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed in the US.

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What is the fastest breed of dog?

The Greyhound is the fastest breed of dog.

Normal adult dogs have how many teeth?

A fully grown, adult dog has 42 permanent teeth. However, puppies usually have 28 teeth.

What is the most common training command taught to dogs?

Sit is the most common training command taught to dogs.

What is the favorite dog breed of the Queen of England, Elizabeth II?

The queen has owned many Corgis and is one of the longest-established breeders of Pembroke Corgis in the world.

What sense are puppies born without?

Puppies are born without their hearing.

What is the breed of Barack Obama’s dog?

Obama has a Portuguese Water Dog.

What is the world’s most popular dog breed?

Labradors are the most popular breed in the world.

What is a dog’s most highly developed sense?

Smell is a dog’s most highly developed sense.

Which animal has the most tastebuds – dogs or cats?

Dogs have more taste buds than cats. However, they have less than humans.

Which dog yodels instead of barks?

The Basenji makes a strange noise, which is similar to a yodel.

Which breed was once known as St. John’s Newfoundland?

The Labrador Retriever was once known by this name.

The first dogs registered in the American Kennel Club (AKC) belonged to what group?

The sporting group. The first dogs recognized were the Pointer, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Clumber Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Sussex Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Setter, English Setter, and Gordon Setter.

Which dog breed has a black tongue? A Husky, Poodle, or Chow Chow?

Chow Chows are most prone to having black tongues.

Which dog breed can you get in either Standard, Miniature, or Toy sizes?

Poodles come in these three sizes.

Puppies are delivered how many weeks after conception?

Puppies are delivered after nine weeks. This is much shorter than a human pregnancy.

In the Simpsons, the family looks after a dog called Santa’s Little Helper. What breed of dog is Santa’s Little Helper?

Their dog is a Greyhound.

Which TV series had a dog named K9 who was also a robot?

Doctor Who stars a dog with this name.

What is another name for a German Shepherd dog?

Alsatian is another name for this dog breed.

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Which one is faster – a greyhound or a cheetah?

A greyhound is not faster than a cheetah.

In the US, the leading authority on dogs is called the AKC. What does it stand for?

This acronym stands for the American Kennel Club.

Dachshunds were originally bred to hunt what animal?

They were bred for badger hunting.

Which dog breed’s coat has a texture that’s similar to human hair? Poodles, Smooth Fox Terriers, Brussels Griffons, or Yorkshire Terriers?

Yorkshire Terriers. Their coats will tangle in knots if you don’t brush them enough.

How many eyelids does a dog have?

They have three eyelids.

Are dogs carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores?

Dogs are omnivores.

Which English artist had a hit with the song ‘The Dog Days Are Over’?

Florence and the Machine made this hit song.

Fill in the blank: ‘How much is that ___ in the window’?


True or False: Dalmatian puppies are born with spots?

False. They are born white and develop their spots later.

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Here are some more dog trivia questions. They will test your knowledge of dog breeds and famous dogs from movies and songs.

Question: How old was the verified world’s oldest dog — an Australian Cattle Hound named Bluey — when he died?
Answer: 29 years, 5 months.

Question: Where do Shiba Inu’s come from?
Answer: They come from Japan.

Question: What breed was Dorothy’s dog in The Wizard Of Oz?
Answer: Cairn Terrier.

Question: Where does Sherlock Holmes go to investigate some mysterious hounds?
Answer: Baskerville.

Question: Tintin, the comic book character, has a trusty Wire Fox Terrier as a companion. What is his white dog companion’s name?
Answer: Snowy.

Question: Which band famously felt ‘Sick as a Dog?
Answer: Aerosmith.

Question: In Monopoly, one of the game pieces is a small dog. What breed is it?
Answer: Scottish Terrier.

Question: True or false – HMV features a dog in its logo?
Answer: True.

Question: What do you call a cross between a pug and a beagle?
Answer: Dogs crossed between these breeds are called Puggles.

Question: What breed of dog has a long ‘Roman’ nose and was initially bred as a fighting dog?
Answer: English Bull Terrier.

Question: The Golden Retriever originally comes from which country?
Answer: Scotland.

Question: Where do Great Danes come from originally?
Answer: Germany.

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Question: Why do dogs curl up when they sleep?
They curl up to make themselves invisible.

Question: True or false, a dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than a human’s?
Answer: True.

Question: Which artist ended up letting the dogs out?
Answer: The Baha Men.

Question: The Famous Five books featured a dog. What was the dog’s name?
Answer: Timothy.

Question: Which breed of dog’s name translates literally as ‘curly lap-dog’?
Answer: Bichon Frise.

Question: Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a popular breed of dog. Where did they come from?
Answer: Zimbabwe.

Question: What sort of dog did Elvis sing about?
Answer: A hound dog.

Question: How many taste buds do dogs have?
Answer: 1,700 taste buds.

Question: What is the breed of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s dog?
Answer: Cocker Spaniel.

Question: Mexico is home to a famous breed of dog – what is it called?
Answer: Chihuahua.

Question: What is the most famous, and the most revered, breed of dog in China?
Answer: Pekinese.

Question: Which breed of dog is sometimes known as a ‘Frenchie’?
Answer: French bulldogs.

Question: Wallace is a loveable stop-motion character from the UK. But what is the name of his canine companion?
Answer: Gromit.

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Question: Who wrote the song ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’?
Answer: Iggy & the Stooges.

Question: Which dog breed, originally bred for hunting rabbits, gets its name from the French word for low or short?
Answer: Basset hound.

Question: Who had a hit song and album of the same name called ‘Diamond Dogs’?
Answer: David Bowie.

Question: Which artist misspells ‘dog’ and also sings the song ‘Gin & Juice’?
Answer: Snoop Dogg.

Question: What was the name of the dog in Back to the Future?
Answer: Einstein.

Question: Rock band Led Zeppelin sang about a particular colored dog. What color was it?
Answer: Black.

Question: Which breed of dog was originally bred to hunt wolves?
Answer: The Irish Wolfhound.

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Question: Charles Darwin explored most of the world in a ship named after a breed of dog. What breed of dog?
Answer: HMS Beagle.

Question: Where were rottweilers originally bred?
Answer: Germany.

Question: In ancient mythology, what is the name of the 3-headed dog that guards the underworld?
Answer: Cerberus.

Question: Which English band had a hit with the song ‘Dogs of War’?
Answer: Pink Floyd.

Question: What breed was the oldest dog ever to have lived?
Answer: Australian Cattle Dog.

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Question: What is the name of Scooby Doo’s nephew?
Answer: Scrappy-Doo.

Question: In the Wizard of Oz, what is the name of the dog?
Answer: Toto.

Question: Which Disney villain wanted a coat made out of dalmatians?
Answer: Cruella De Vil.

Question: Who owned 2 dogs called Sunny and Bo?
Answer: Barack Obama.

Question: We all have heard of Lassie, but what breed of dog was she?
Answer: A Rough Collie.

Question: What is the name of the dog that appears in the classic comic strip ‘Peanuts’?
Answer: Snoopy.

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Question: Through what part of the body do dogs sweat?
Answer: Their paws. But they control their body temperature by panting.

Question: True or false – the dog was the first animal to be domesticated?
Answer: True.

Question: What is the name of the dog on the front of the Cracker Jack box?
Answer: Bingo.

Question: Which breed of dog is often considered the most intelligent?
Answer: The Border Collie.

Question: What was the name of Sony’s robotic dog, released in 1999?
Answer: Aibo.

Question: True or False: Dogs can see only in black and white?
Answer: False. They can see in multiple colors, but their color palette is muted.

Question: True or False: It is cheaper to spay or neuter a dog than it is to raise a litter of puppies for 1 year?
Answer: True.

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