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Quiz: Can you name all 20 of these famous dogs from history?

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Niall Cullen
26 August 2019

Prove how much you know about the most famous dogs in history with this quick-fire quiz.

There’s no doubt about it, we’re a nation of dog fanatics. Our canine companions are beloved family pets and loyal friends. But dogs have also contributed so much to the world we live in today. From the heroic efforts of famous war dogs to stellar performances from iconic movie star mutts, the past is littered with examples of outstanding offerings from historical dogs.

Guess the famous dog names in history

Consider yourself a canine connoisseur? See how much you really know about history’s most famous dogs with our fun multiple choice quiz. We’ll show you 20 photographs of world famous dogs, along with a fact about each of them. All you have to do is correctly guess their names. It's that doggone simple.

How did you do? Share your scores and challenge your friends and family to go one better.

Dogs and your family tree

Pooches of the past can even be surprisingly useful for your family history research. Our exclusive collection of Ireland Dog Licence Registers includes over 7 million entries and stretches back into the 19th century. As most families in rural Ireland owned a dog at the time, these records are perfect for pinpointing relatives you’ve been unable to trace elsewhere. Some extra titbits will also be included for your family tree, as the records reveal the breed, sex and colour of the dog. And if you’re really lucky, you may even find out the the family pet’s name. It’s just one more reason why we love dogs.

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