The ABCs of dog breeds

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The ABCs of dog breeds

We're testing your dog knowledge with this ABC guide to dog breeds on National Dog Day.

How many of these kind of pups do you know?

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A: Akitas have webbed toes to help them equalize their weight as they walk on snow.

B: Basenjis can't bark - instead they yodel.

C: Cairn Terriers are named after a pile of rocks because the breed used to hunt vermin in them.

D: Dalmatian puppies are actually born without spots and develop them 3-4 weeks later.

E: English Setters were trained to retrieve birds while hunting over 400 years ago.

F: French Bulldogs were used as lap warmers while lace workers in England worked in cold factories.

G: The loudest bark ever measured was 113.1 Db and produced by Charlie, a Golden Retriever.

H: Havaneses are the national day of Cuba and is the country's only native dog breed.

I: Irish Wolfhounds are the world's tallest dog and a puppy can weigh about 100 lbs.

J: Jack Russell Terriers can jump up to five times their own height.

K: Komondors were brought from Asia by nomads to Hungary a thousand years ago.

L: Labrador Retrievers are not descendants of the Labrador but actually the Newfoundland.

M: Mastiffs were mentioned during Caesar's invasion of Britain in 55 B.C. and used to be matched up against gladiators.

N: Norwegian Elkhounds were used by the Vikings to hunt elk and other wild animals.

O: An Old English Sheepdog is featured in the disney movie, 'The Little Mermaid', as Prince Eric's pet.

P: Pugs are one of the oldest dog breeds and used to be pets of Tibetan monks.

Q: no Q breed

R: Rottweilers are fiercely loyal and will protect their families at all costs.

S: Siberian Huskies were used by the army u in a search and rescue unit during WWII.

T: Tibetan Spaniels used to be called little lions by Buddhist monks in Tibet.

U: no U breed

V: Vizslas have almost gone extinct multiple times, including after WWI and WWII.

W: President Eisenhower's dog was a Weimaraner, and it lived with him in the White House.

X: no X breed

Y: Yorkshire Terriers were a popular pet to have during the Victorian Era.

Z: no Z breed

We bet you didn't learn this alphabet in school.

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