Pint-sized pups can range from loyal and portable to feisty and playful. But how well-versed are you on the many small dog breeds that are out there? 

We’ll put your knowledge to the test in our quiz, challenging you on everything from which compact canines have belonged to famous faces to fun facts about several different breeds. Test yourself in the slideshow below.

Question: Queen Elizabeth II is best known for her love of which of these dog breeds?

Bichon Frise
Miniature Poodle

Click to the next slide to see the answer.

Answer: The Queen of England may be the world’s most famous Corgi owner. She owns several at a time and has often been photographed with them.

Question: Which of these dogs is a French Bulldog?


Answer: The Frenchie, who was No. 6 on the American Kennel Club’s list of the 10 most popular dog breeds in 2015, is on the right. That's the Boston Terrier on the left.

Question: Which president had a Scottish Terrier named Barney?

Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Ronald Reagan

Answer: President George W. Bush and his family had several pets in the White House, including Barney, a Scottie, who passed away in 2013.

Question: True or False: Pomeranians today generally weigh up to 7 pounds, but the original Pomeranians weighed 20 to 30 pounds.

Answer: True. It’s believed that Pomeranians came from much larger Spritz breeds and originated in Northern Europe.

Question: Which of these breeds is often described as “a nose with four legs”?

Norwich Terrier

Answer: The Beagle, center, is known for his powerful nose.

Question: In 1939’s Wizard of Oz movie, what breed was Toto?

Cairn Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier

Answer: The part of Toto was played by a Cairn Terrier named Terry.

Question: The Pekingese originated in which country?


Answer: The Pekingese has a heritage as a favored companion in the imperial Chinese court.

Question: On the popular HBO series Sex and the City, what was the name of Charlotte York’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

Audrey Hepburn
Grace Kelly
Elizabeth Taylor

Answer: Charlotte’s Cavalier was named for actress and style icon Elizabeth Taylor.
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