20 Dog Trivia Questions: How Much Do You Know?

It’s time to test your canine capabilities! Check out my list of 20 dog trivia questions and see how many you can guess correctly.

How much dog trivia do you know?

Do you consider yourself a prolific pooch expert? Are you a walking dog encyclopedia? It’s time to test those skills with our dog trivia questions.

Some of these are easy and some may leave you scratching your head. Get all 20 correct and consider yourself a dog’s best friend! The answers appear at the bottom.

If you prefer kitty trivia, check out our 20 Cat Trivia Questions.


20 Dog Trivia Questions

1. Normal adult dogs have how many teeth?

A) 24
B) 38
C) 42
D) 32

2. Through what part of the body do dogs sweat?

A) Mouth
B) Ears
C) Nose
D) Paws

3. True or False: Dogs can only see in black and white.

4. What is the most common training command taught to dogs?

A) Stay
B) Beg
C) Sit
D) Dance


5. What is a dog’s most highly developed sense?

A) Taste
B) Smell
C) Sight
D) Touch

6. Puppies are delivered how many weeks after conception?

A) 36
B) 22
C) 9
D) 16

7. What is the favorite dog breed of the Queen of England?

A) Corgi
B) Basenji
C) Poodle
D) Pomeranian

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

A) Full House
B) Star Trek
C) Doctor Who
D) Law & Order

9. Which dog breed is the smallest of them all?

A) Dachshund
B) Shih tzu
C) Pomeranian
D) Chihuahua

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

A) Newfoundland
B) Golden retriever
C) Labrador
D) Puli

11. Which dog breed has a black tongue?

A) Husky
B) Labrador
C) Weimaraner
D) Chow chow


Boomer, meaning “full-grown kangaroo,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are tough or outgoing.


12. The first dogs registered in the American Kennel Club belonged to what group?

A) Herding
B) Sporting
C) Working
D) Hound

13. Which dog yodels instead of barks?

A) Komondor
B) Otterhound
C) Basenji
D) Basset hound

14. True or False: Dalmatians are born with spots.

15. What breed of dog is the smallest used in hunting?

A) Chihuahua
B) Miniature Dachshund
C) Toy poodle
D) Smooth fox terrier

16. What is the name of the dog on the front of the Cracker Jack box?

A) Jack
B) Max
C) Bingo
D) Fido

17. How old was the world’s oldest dog, an Australian cattle hound named Bluey, in human years?

A) 32
B) 27
C) 30
D) 29

18. What was the most popular dog name of 2011, according to VPI Pet Insurance?

A) Lucy
B) Bailey
C) Bella
D) Max

19. True or False: It is cheaper to spay or neuter a dog than it is to raise a litter of puppies for one year.

20. What is the most popular breed of dog, according to the American Kennel Club’s registrations?

A) Golden retriever
B) Beagle
C) German Shepherd
D) Labrador

Answers appear below…











1. C) 42

2. D) Paws

3. False. Dogs can see multiple colors.

4. C) Sit

5. B) Smell

6. C) 9 weeks

7. A) Corgi

8. C) Doctor Who

9. D) Chihuahua

10. C) Labrador

11. D) Chow chow

12. B) Sporting Group

13. C) Basenji

14. False. Dalmatian puppies are born white; their spots come in later.

15. B) Miniature Dachshund

16. C) Bingo

17. D) 29 years

18. C) Bella

19. True, according to the ASPCA

20. Labrador

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So, how did you do? Tell us in the comments below. Meanwhile, share with your friends and see how well they know their dog facts!

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Kristine Lacoste

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Kristine Lacoste, editor in chief of Petful, has been researching dog and cat breeds for nearly a decade and has observed the animals up close at dog shows in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She is the author of the book One Unforgettable Journey, which was nominated for a Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers Association of America, and was host of a weekly pet news segment on the National K-9 Academy Radio Show. In addition, she was the New Orleans coordinator for Dogs on Deployment, a nonprofit that helps military members and their pets, for 3 years. Kristine has researched and written about pet behaviors and care for many years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, another bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Business Administration degree.

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  1. RW
    July 12, 2013

    An enjoyable quiz! 18/20

  2. Pat Pearson
    May 22, 2014

    how old should a dog/puppy be when it is no longer acceptable to pick him up by the scruff of his neck and hold him like that?

    1. Kristine Lacoste
      May 29, 2014

      Hi Pat,

      Carrying an animal by the scruff of the neck is something the parent would do and because they have no other way of picking up the puppy. Since we humans have the ability to carry them differently with our hands and arms, it is a much better idea to use both hands to support the weight of the dog.

      Additionally, certain breeds are susceptible to eye proptosis, a condition where the eye is displaced (read more here: http://www.petsadviser.com/pet-health/dogs-eye-pops-out-socket/). Continuously carrying a dog by the scruff of the neck can stretch the skin covering the head and cause this problem.

  3. Aaron Freestone
    April 13, 2016

    I only got 7. At least it was something 🙂

    1. Melissa Smith
      April 13, 2016

      That’s right Aaron, it’s something paw-some! Great job!

  4. sophia
    January 7, 2018

    cool i didn’t know that!


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