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Those who watched the 2008 Westminster Dog Show will fondly remember Best in Show winner Uno prancing around the ring bellowing the trademark Beagle sound, “A-roo!”

Each breed has its own distinctive bark (or in the case of the the African Barkless Dog, the Basenji, more of a yodel).

To highlight each of those unique sounds, The New York Times met with champion show dogs and recorded their barks. The result was this fascinating quiz, featuring 12 breeds: a Beagle, a Bearded Collie, a Boxer, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, a Great Dane, a Papillon, a Neapolitan Mastiff, a standard Poodle, a Samoyed, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, a Weimaraner, and a Xoloitzcuintli.

To take the test (which is surprisingly very difficult), click here.

Sidenote: Uno’s popular howl got the champ booted from Madison Square Garden yesterday, where he was supposed to do a CNBC appearance. Officials heard him making noise, claimed he was “undocumented,” and forced him to leave, something the Westminster president Seán McCarthy later called a “misunderstanding.”

Is your dog barking more often than you'd like? Here are tips on how to help him quiet down from the AKC GoodDog! Helpline.

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