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JAN 26, 2019

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Up for trying your hand at this dog breed quiz? Do you know your Basenjis from your Beagles? How about your Mastiffs from your Maltese, or the difference between an Italian and English Greyhound?

The team over at Crufts – which will return from 7th to 10th March 2019 (tickets here)– have compiled these tricky dog breed questions which might just have you scratching your tail. The famous canine event showcases all 221 of the UK's dog breeds, and four-legged fans can meet them all at the Discover Dogs area of the show.

How many of these 10 rare dog breeds can you name? Scroll down for the answers.

1. Can you name this breed?

 

 

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ESTELLA SAXTON

 

 

2. Do you recognise this breed? Sadly, it's vulnerable in the UK.

 

 

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DIANE PEARCE COLLECTION AND THE KENNEL CLUB

 

 

3. What breed is this? Hint: It's French...

 

 

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WENDY PRESTON

 

 

4. Can you name this breed? While cute and fluffy, this breed is one of the most closely related to the wolf.

 

 

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DIANE PEARCE COLLECTION AND THE KENNEL CLUB

 

 

5. Which breed is this – now considered rarer than the Giant Panda?

 

 

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HEIDI HUDSON AND THE KENNEL CLUB

 

 

6. Do you recognise this breed, famously owned by the founder of Crufts, Charles Cruft himself?

 

 

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RUTH DALRYMPLE THE KENNEL CLUB

 

 

7. Can you name this breed – one of the rarest in the UK?

 

 

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HEIDI HUDSON AND THE KENNEL CLUB

 

 

8. This is the Crufts Best in Show Champion from 2012. But what breed is she?

 

 

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MARC HENRIE THE KENNEL CLUB

 

9. Do you recognise this breed? It's story is connected with the Second World War...

 

 

 

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DIANE PEARCE COLLECTION AND THE KENNEL CLUB

 

 

10. Name this breed – of Welsh heritage...

 

 

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LISA CROFT-ELLIOTT, KENNEL CLUB

 

 



THE ANSWERS:

1 – Answer: It’s the Black and Tan Coonhound! Crufts are showcasing this newly recognised breed for the first time in 2019, along with the Braque d’Auvergne, Russian Toy and White Swiss Shepherd Dog.

2 – Answer: Meet the Irish Red and White Setter, a Vulnerable Native breed in the UK with less than 300 pups registered a year. Its more famous and popular cousin, the Irish Setter, has along with the Standard Poodle and Welsh Terrier, won Best in Show the most times after the number one Cocker Spaniel.

3 – Answer: This is the Barbet, a French breed which made its first appearance at Crufts in 2018.

4 – Answer: Shih Tzu. The Mandarin phrase “Shih Tzu” translates to ‘little lion’ the breed was officially recognised in the 1940s.

5 – Answer: Meet the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, another Vulnerable Native breed named after a character created by Sir Walter Scott in his novel Guy Mannering.

6 – Answer: This is a Saint Bernard. There was no favourability though from the eponymous showman who founded Crufts in 1891 - no Saint Bernard won Best in Show until Burtonswood Bossy Boots triumphed in 1974!

7 – Answer: It’s an Otterhound, a breed which are at risk of dying out in the UK. They can still be seen at Crufts, though, so keep an eye out.

8 – Answer: This is Lhasa Apso, Zentarr Elizabeth! Unusual names are a thing of tradition at Crufts.

9 – Answer: This is a Leonberger. In the first year the show ran after the Second World War, a Leonberger, which had been spotted in Austria during the war by an English soldier passing by in a tank, exhibited at Crufts! Rumour has it the soldier bought the dog for 10 bars of soap from its owner, a farmer, who couldn’t feed it anymore.

10 – Answer: It’s a Sealyham Terrier. This is another Vulnerable Native breed, with less than 300 registrations per year of these pups.

Around 27,000 dogs will head to the NEC in Birmingham from 7th - 10th March for Crufts 2019. For further information and tickets head to crufts.org.uk

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RARE? The black and tan is one of the more common breeds in the rural South (USA).

Very UK centric. But then, what do you expect from Crufts?

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LOL  the B&T coonhound may be extremely common in the rural south of the USA but it is most definitely NOT common in the rest of the world! I can't resist pointing out that sandgrubber's comment is very southern-USA centric.
Just as I've sen Australian DOLer's get twitchy in US mixed breed ID polls where kelpie cross and ACD cross are not options given LOL We all have the tendency to be 'centric".:laugh:

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