Can You Identify These Short-Haired Dog Breeds from an Image?

By: J.P. Naomi
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How do you like your dog? Big, small, short or tall? Well, how about long-haired or short-haired? If you said short-haired, then this quiz is for you! We're about to test your knowledge of dog breeds that didn't recently come from the barber shop. They were just born with short hair! Think you have what it takes to name them all correctly? 

No matter what your reason is for loving short-haired dogs, we bet you appreciate all of their benefits. Perhaps you are allergic to dog hair? The good news is that you can still be best friends with a short-haired dog! Perhaps you can't stand the messy 'shed' that floats across your hardwood floors. Well, you can put the Rumba away and roll all over the house with these short-haired loves!

You see, despite these 'clean' and 'healthy' reasons for loving these dogs, maybe you just like the way their hair feels! As dog lovers, you must love the way it feels when you pet them, scratch them, hug them and kiss them, right? Right! Well, let's see if you can recognize some of these buzzed-cut canines! 

Don't go barking up the wrong answers with this quiz. Correctly identify them all and we'll name you Best in Quiz with this ultimate short-haired quiz! Woof-woof, here we go!

The French Bulldog is also known as the Frenchie. It is a small breed of domestic dog that was the result of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in France,

German Shepherds are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including disability assistance, search-and-rescue, police and military roles, and even acting. They have incredible strength, intelligence, trainability and obedience.

The Bullmastiff is a large-sized breed of domestic dog, with a solid build and a short muzzle. Its bloodlines are drawn from the English Mastiff and the extinct Old English Bulldog. It was recognized as a purebred dog by the English Kennel Club in 1924.

Rottweilers were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs, because their main use was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market. They are now used predominantly as search and rescue, guard and police dogs.

The Irish Terrier is considered one of the oldest terrier breeds. The Dublin dog show in 1873 was the first to provide a separate class for Irish Terriers, and they have been one of the most popular breeds in Ireland and Britain ever since!

The Basenji is a breed of hunting dog. It was bred from stock that originated in central Africa. It goes by other names, such as African Bush Dog, African Barkless Dog, Ango Angari, Congo Dog and Zande Dog.

The Harrier is a medium-sized dog breed of the hound class, used for hunting hares by trailing them. It resembles an English Foxhound but is smaller, though not as small as a Beagle.

Male beagles weigh between 20-25 pounds, while females weigh in slightly less, between 20-23 pounds. Their typical lifespan is 12-15 years.

The Beauceron is a guard dog and herding dog breed that is categorized into the working dog group. It's origins lie in the plains of Northern France, and it goes by other French names, including Bas Rouge and Berger de Beauce.

Portuguese Water Dogs are originally from the Portuguese region of the Algarve. Did you know that President Barack Obama has two Portuguese Water Dogs? Their names are Bo and Sunny.

Did you know that the English Foxhound is one of the four foxhound breeds? It is a cousin of the American Foxhound and they are scent hounds - meaning they are bred to hunt foxes by scent.

The bloodhound is known to French speakers as the Chien de Saint-Hubert. It has a keen sense of smell and is used by police and law enforcement around the world to locate missing persons, including escaped prisoners and lost children.

The Greyhound is a gentle and intelligent breed of dog. It is known for its long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine and slim build that allow it to reach average speeds of 40 miles per hour!

Did you know that the Great Dane is one of the tallest dog breeds? The record holder for the tallest dog was a Great Dane named Zeus. He measured 44 inches from paw to shoulder.

The Border Terrier is a small, rough-coated breed of dog in the terrier group. It was originally bred as a fox and vermin hunter, and was officially recognized by The Kennel Club in Great Britain in 1920.

The Jack Russell Terrier was derived from the Reverend John Russell's working terrier strains that were used in the 19th century for fox hunting. The average size of a Jack Russell Terrier is 10 - 12 inches.

The Griffon Bruxellois, or Brussels Griffon, is a breed of toy dog named for its city of origin: Brussels, Belgium. This breed gained popularity after Queen Marie Henriette expressed great interest in it!

Weighing in at 45 - 70 pounds and reaching heights of 21 - 27 inches, the Redbone Coonhound is an American dog used for hunting raccoon, deer, bear and cougar. This breed of dog was featured in the classic novel, Where the Red Fern Grows.

Did you know that Bulldogs have a longstanding association with British culture? In fact, they are also known as English bulldogs and British bulldogs.

The Vizsla breed comes from Hungary. It is a natural hunter endowed with an excellent nose and an outstanding trainability. It was bred to work in field, forest, or water.

Typical Saluki live between 12 - 14 years. They weigh between 40 - 60 pounds and have an average height of 23 - 28 inches.

The Cane Corso comes from the Italian word cane, meaning dog, and corso, meaning "protector." It is a large Italian breed of dog that is highly valued in Italy as a companion, guard dog, and hunter.

Despite the name, Spanish Water Dogs are believed to have their origins in Turkey. It was then imported into Spain where it was used as a sheepdog and guard.

Dachshunds were developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals. Smaller-sized dachshunds were bred to hunt smaller prey, such as rabbits.

Did you know that Whippets were descended from Greyhounds? They are a sighthound breed that originated in England and strongly resemble Greyhounds, though smaller.

The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion. They were common throughout family farms in the 1920s and 1930s, and are now recognized by the United and American Kennel Clubs as a rare breed.

Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game. such as boar, bear and deer. As the popularity of large game hunting began to decline, Weimaraners were then used for hunting smaller animals, like fowl, rabbits and foxes.

If you know an Italian Greyhound, you might refer to it as its nickname IG or Iggy. This short-haired breed weighs around 8 - 15 pounds and stands 13 - 15 inches tall!

The Australian Cattle Dog is energetic and intelligent with an independent streak. It responds well to structured training, particularly if it is interesting and challenging.

Also known as the South African Mastiff, the Boerboel is a Molosser-type breed known for guarding the homestead. The Boerboel is one of the most powerful dog breeds in the world.

Did you know that the Boxer is currently the eighth-most popular dog breed in the United States? With its origins in Germany, its short hair is also shiny, smooth and close-lying.

The Bull Terrier's most recognizable feature is its head. It is described as 'egg-shaped' when viewed from the front with the top of the skull almost flat.

Originally from China, the Pug breed was brought to Europe in the 16th century. It remains popular today and has been judged Best in Show at the World Dog Show.

The Basset is a scent hound that was originally bred for hunting hare. Their sense of smell and ability to ground-scent is second only to that of the Bloodhound.

The Pyrenean Shepherd is the smallest of the French and Spanish herding dogs. They are bred as 'rough-faced' or 'smooth-faced' and tend to weigh between 15 - 32 pounds.

The Canaan Dog is a breed of pariah dog that has been in existence in the Middle East for thousands of years. There are an estimated 2,000 - 3,000 Canaan dogs across the world, mostly in Europe and North America.

Also known as a Spotted Coach Dog or Firehouse Dog, the Dalmatian breed comes from Croatia, specifically the region of Dalmatia. Today it is a popular family pet with short, smooth hair.

Australian Terriers tend to weigh not more than 14 pounds. They are also small with a height of just 10 inches. Their average lifespan is 12-14 years.

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. While there are long-haired chihuahuas, this breed comes in a variety of colors and also as a short-haired dog.

Bred to hunt foxes by scent, the American Foxhound lives an average of 10 - 12 years. It is a cousin of the English Foxhound and weighs between 55 - 71 pounds!

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