Rare Dog Breed Quiz, No. 2

Back by request: Another rare dog breed quiz! (First iteration is here.)

Can you identify the rare dog breed by the photos? Answers below.


(For photo sources, click on the image.)


(1: löwchen; 2: dogo Argentino; 3: black Russian terrier; 4: Irish water spaniel; 5: berger picard; 6: mudi; 7: Dutch shepherd; 8: Lancashire heeler; 9: Karelian bear dog; 10: Ibizan hound; 11: sealyham terrier; 12: bedlington terrier)

Fun facts: My boss has a black Russian terrier (#3), and I have spotted a berger picard (#5) in our neighborhood. The picard’s owner was totally flabbergasted that I knew her dog’s breed; “No one has ever, ever been able to identify her before,” she said. The deep dog nerd in me was really gratified. Haha. I have also seen a bedlington terrier (#12) walking in our neighborhood. Pretty sure it wasn’t just a really miniature lamb…

How did you do on the quiz?

(Little update: Rainer will be boarded while we are out of town, and his potential adopter may come meet him and take him on trial the weekend we get back! Hope that happens, but this means this may be our last full day with the little buddy. We’ll see! Hopeful that he finds his forever home.)

And then: At the beach for a week! Will be back and blogging on 24 June. Have a great week, everyone.

Pup links!

This pittie makes a pretty good lion. Oh, the things our dogs put up with. Source: oddballdaily

Dog-related links from around the Web this week.

Pet Lovers, Pathologized. The New York Times ran an interesting article this week on the paradoxical cultural perspective of animal lovers: It’s OK to love hunting and eating animals for meat, but if you express emotional dependence on an animal, you are suddenly “crazy”–especially if you’re a woman. A very interesting article; recommended. (New York Times)

The Hounds of Hitchcock. Guion and I watched “Psycho” for the first time last night, in celebration of Halloween, and so I thought this was a seasonally appropriate collection of photos, showing the great Hitchcock himself with his Sealyham terriers. (Pawesome)

Photo Gallery: Animals That Saw Me. There are only a few dogs in here, but what a neat collection. Photographer Ed Panar explores the interaction between himself as the subject, the seen object, by the animals he encounters. This series especially makes me wonder what the animals are thinking as they look at us. Fear? Mild interest? Expectation? (Flavorwire)

What Would Patricia McConnell Do? Kristine is right: This is the question I always try to ask myself whenever I’m interacting with dogs. (Rescued Insanity)

Weak in the Face of Puppy Breath. The “Tales & Tails” family goes to visit a litter of German shepherd puppies. Heart is bursting! (Tales and Tails)

How to Pick a Shelter Dog. Reflections on picking out a dog to adopt from your local shelter. (Dog Training Secret)

Diary of the Coveteur. Christine collects a series of photos from the fashionistas from the Coveteur and their pampered pooches. (Miles to Style)

Pine Everything. An “unhappy hipster” shiba blends in with his surroundings. (Unhappy Hipsters)

Did you dress up your dogs for Halloween? If so, what did they go as? Did they put up with the costumes?