Behind the Names: Dog Breeds (AKC)

Random Miscellaneous Quiz

Can you name the AKC dog breeds from the origin of their name?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to Play
This dog worked as a ratter on Flemish river barges
Comes from a Turkish word meaning 'armed guard of the nobility'
Comes from the beard and moustache on this dog's muzzle
Derived from the German court that first sponsored the breed
Originally used for dog fighting, this dog would stand on its hind legs and bat at opponents with the front
Developed in the town of Malines, Belgium
Chinese for 'lion'
This Canadian breed is named after where it originated and how it attracts ducks
Name comes from a historical term for present-day Germany and Poland
Named after the Mexican state of the same name
Name is derived from the original owner and breeder - Rev. John Russell
French for 'butterfly'
Derived from a French term meaning 'gape throat' referring to the animal's tendency to bay
Translates to 'Bush Thing' to reflect its African heritage
Refers to the European port from which they originated
Named after the Siberian people that created the breed for herding reindeer and hauling sleds
German for 'Badger Dog'
Chinese for 'Sandy coat'
May have come from an Old English affectionate term for a 'playful little devil or monkey'
Originally served as a watchdog on riverboats for the Kees

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments