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There are nearly 200 AKC-recognized dog breeds out there, each bred for a specific purpose. How well do you know the history of the Dachshund from that of the Bichon Frise? And can you guess which breed from the Toy Group was used to catch rats and which one from the Non-Sporting Group once guarded Buddhist monasteries?

Test your knowledge below, and learn more cool facts on our detailed breed pages.

 

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