Facts and peculiar snippets on the canine world always fascinate! Did you know that Dalmatian puppies are born without spots? You do if you are a fan of the movie “101 Dalmatians”!

Try these multiple choice tests:
No.1 — Which breed of dog has a purple, sometimes almost black, tongue? (A>Pekingese) (B>Chow-Chow) (C>Boston Terrier)

No.2 — Which breed of dog is not recognized by the Kennel Club of Great Britain? (A>Snickerdoodle) (B>Chihuahua) (C>Irish Setter)

No.3 — Which country fostered this proverb about the dog: “The dog that’s always on the go is better than the one that’s always asleep”? (A>Ireland) (B>Brazil) (C>United States)

No.4 — Which dog is recorded as having rescued 40 persons from death by avalanche, assisted by monks? (A>”Rin Tin Tin”, before his TV stardom) (B>”Barry”, of St. Bernard, Switzerland) (C>Author John Grogan’s “Marley”)

No.5 — Now extinct in its own county, which dog has gained popularity in the West? (A>German Shepherd Dog) (B>Sussex Spaniel) (C>Chinese Crested Dog)

No.1 = (B>Chow-Chow)   No.2 = (A>Snickerdoodle)   No.3 = (A>Ireland)   No.4 = (B>”Barry”, of St. Bernard, Switzerland)   No.5 = (C>Chinese Crested Dog)

Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg