According to the American Kennel Club, there are 211 recognized breed of dogs. The numbers may vary, though, depending on which kennel club association you ask. There are three most influential, The American Kennel Club (USA), The Kennel Club (British) and the Federation Cynologique Internationale (for the rest of the world) each with their own list of priorities, policies, and vision of what dog breeding is, therefore, they will have different recognized dog breeds on their lists.

Despite the many dog breeds, there are, dogs all have one thing in common and that is they are undeniably man’s best friend. Dogs have been our faithful companions for thousands of years and for many they have become an important part of their family and of their lives. Humans and dogs have a certain close and enduring bond that no other species on Earth has with each other. Science has explained that the hormone oxytocin is released in both human and dog brains whenever we look at each other’s eyes or we pet our beloved furry buddies. This is similar to how we feel whenever we look at babies.  

Dogs care about us in return, offering company, love, and an undeniable loyalty. Their intelligence and physical capabilities contribute to many other things. Highly trained ones go into police, military and search and rescue work. Sometimes our interactions and dynamics with our dogs are different than those with their human counterparts in various ways that make dogs an indispensable creature in our modern lives. They bring comfort, companionship, compassion, health, and many other awesome benefits.  

This quiz lists down some of the known dog breeds. How many are you familiar with and how many have been a part of or in some ways influenced your life? Prepare for some furry cuteness, this quiz has tons of them along with some interesting information on each breed. 

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