Pay close attention to the answer options in the quiz and take the time to look closely at the pictures. Many dog breeds are very similar.
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Not just the best friend: Dogs are probably man's oldest pets. And that, although man and wolf were actually enemies. It is probably thanks to a trusting she-wolf that we now have dogs as pets. When people settled down, the animals sought their proximity in order to easily get their prey.
With increasing confidence, people began raising wolf cubs in their settlements. They tamed the four-legged friends and used them as hunting helpers. The wild animals gradually adapted to the human environment. Finally, breeding began and a new animal species developed: the dog.
Today, however, the dog is no longer man's only pet - nor is it the most popular. In 2021, just over every fourth household had at least one cat or tomcat. A total of around 16.7 million copies. That is far more than the number of dogs - around 10.3 million dogs live in German households.
There are probably probably 1000 different dog breeds around the world. Rare, almost extinct and purebred dogs, as well as crossbreeds among them. Nobody knows the exact number. 356 dog breeds are currently recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). The FCI is the world organization of cynology - i.e. the study of breeds, breeding, care, behavior, training and diseases of dogs.
May 22, 1911 in Paris was the birth of pedigree dogs. Official breed standards were recorded here for the first time by the founding members of the FCI. Of course, taking into account cynology and the welfare of the dogs. Only dogs that meet the FCI standard may be accepted for breeding. The physique, head, eye and ear shape, length of the tail, coat color and structure are relevant. Just like the nature, the educability and the research and recording of race-related diseases.
All FCI-recognized breeds can be found here.