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Question: Based on registered ownership, which is the most popular breed of dog in the world?

Answer: Labrador 

Question: Which size of poodle comes between standard and toy?

Answer: Minature

Question: Which breed of dog was kept by monks in the alps to find lost travellers? 

Answer: St Bernard 

Question: True or False; the Cheshire Cat is a recognised breed of cat?

Answer: False  It is a fictional cat from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Question: Name the world famous registry of purebred pedigree dogs in the UK?

Answer: The Kennel Club  The Kennel Club, based in London, is the oldest recognised kennel club in the world founded in 1873.  In North America this role is performed by The American Kennel Club, founded in 1876 and based in New York City.  The two clubs have had a reciprocal relationship since 1914.   

Question: During the second half of the 19th century, Dudley Marjoribanks (aka Lord Tweedmouth) is credited with having created which breed of dog at his Estate in Scotland?

Answer: Golden Retriever He found in Brighton an unusual yellow pup in a litter of black Wavy-Coated Retrievers (like the Labrador, derived from the Newfoundland Dog) and crossed it with a Tweed Water Spaniel. 

Question: Which breed of dog is particularly associated with Queen Elizabeth II?

Answer: Pembroke Welsh Corgis 

Question: What is unusual about a manx cat? 

Answer: It has no tail 

Question: From which part of the world do Guinea Pigs originate from?

Answer: South America   

Question: Which is the largest of the terrier breeds?

Answer: Airedale Terrier   

Question: Since 1991, the annual Crufts Dog Show has been held in which British city?

Answer: Birmingham 

Question: Which is the world’s tallest breed of recognised dog? 

Answer: Irish Wolfhound  However, the tallest dog ever recorded was a Great Dane who, in October 2011, was measured at 1.118 m (44 in) tall.

Question: Who was responsible for creating the breed of dog today known as the Jack Russell?

Answer: Reverend John Russell He developed the breed in Devon from Fox terriers around 1815. 

Question: Which body of water in North America has given its name to a modern breed of retriever dog?

Answer: Chesapeake Bay  Hence the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.   

Question: Which breed of dog is susceptible to gout?

Answer: Dalmatian  This is being eliminated by cross-breeding Dalmatians with Pointers and them breeding Pointer out of the breed.

Question: The Golden Hamster is also known by what name?

Answer: Syrian Hamster   

Question: What is the collective noun for a group of cats?

Answer: Clowder   

Question: The Rugkatt, which is similar to the Siberian cat, was developed in which European country?

Answer: Sweden