Can you identify the dog breeds present in our quiz? They all are short-legged dogs. It is a tricky dog breed ID quiz – only 20% of people get 7 or more correct out of 9!
The answers are multi choice, and we don’t try to trick you. Pure and simple dog breed identification quiz from photos. Be warned – there may be some double ups!
Did you know that a single specific gene is responsible for the majority of super short legged dog breeds?
Take the Short Dog Breed ID Quiz
Can you identify these SHORT legged dog breeds from a photograph? This 9 photo quiz is challenging and even the best players only average 6 correct answers.
Looks can be deceiving – this dog is famed for its super sweet disposition!
The English Bulldog is one of the common varieties of Bulldog. Famous for their squat stature and short legs – this affectionate breed is forever in hot demand around the world. They have fairly low endurance/low to moderate exercise but are dependable and great with kids.
This dog is commonly referred to by a different name. But we are after the FORMAL and proper breed title
Daschunds (aka the Weiner dog OR Sausage dog) are perhaps the most well known short-legged dog breed. So cute!
A small dog with a prey drive!
The Scottish Terrier was originally known as the Aberdeen Terrier! How about that. Scottish in heritage, and related to the Dandie Dinmont (another short-legged Terrier that does not appear in this quiz)
Look at the nose on this dashing boy! What a super cute puppy. Short on stature, large on personality.
Daschunds (aka the Weiner dog OR Sausage dog) are perhaps the most well known short-legged dog breed. So cute! They can come in a variety of colors from black, to brown and white, tan and even pure white (uncommon).
This breed takes the Crown as the most famous short legged dog that is NOT a sausage.
Modern breeds include the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Dorgi’s (Daschund X Corgi) are also popular. Did you know that the Poodle mix breed of a Corgi is called a Corgipoo?
The ancestry is Norse and Flemish.
Made even more famous the the Queen (and The Crown) this happy dog breed is a beautiful soul. They live about 12 years. Like many short legged dogs – they originated as working dogs! The Queen of England has bred 10 generations of Corgi’s (and Dorgi’s) from her original puppy named Susan. Way to go great grandma Susan.
Bred in England for their short stature and miniature size!
The French Bulldog was bred in England as an alternative to the English Bulldog. They specifically wanted a smaller size breed. They can be a touch stubborn but love to learn and respond well to positive reinforcement and treat enriched training
This is the trickiest breed in this entire quiz. Did you know that less than 1 in 5 people correctly identified this short legged dog from the photograph?
This dog is a Cairn Terrier. A unique and super short breed with extra tiny legs! Hard to imagine as a working dog, but the Cairn Terrier actually was used for hunting in the Scottish highlands. Their coat is super weather resistant and they can tolerate cold and wet remarkably well.
This short-legged scent dog sniffs its way to glory.
This floppy eared fellow is a Basset Hound! These scent hounds originally were bred for the purpose of hunting hare (big rabbits). These short-legged dogs live for 10-12 years! A Basset Hound is second only to the Blood Hound in its ability to smell.
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How did you do? 1 in 5 get more than 6 correct. Are you in the top 20%? Almost no-one gets 100%. Congratulations if you are one of the few!
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What is the shortest dog breed in the world?
The shortest dog breed in the world is the Chihuahua. You can expect the very shortest Chihuahua’s to be less than 10 centimetres (3.8 inches) tall at the shoulder. Remarkable! (source)
What is the TALLEST dog breed in the world?
The tallest dog breed in the world is the Great Dane. Famous for their extra long limbs, these dazzling giants can be super friendly and love a lazy lounge. Their hobbies? Eating and sleeping.
Why do some dogs have stubby legs?
Some dogs have stubby legs because of a single gene. One gene is responsible for stumpy or stubby short legs a scientific research paper found (Link to the study). Across many short legged breeds – this gene was present.