Each week Smoochie Pooch tests your dog trivia knowledge with our Pup Quiz!

For your chance to win just visit Smoochie Pooch on Facebook on Tuesdays, answer the question in the comments, like the video post, and share. 

We’ll post the answer and winner on Wednesdays!

QUESTION 1 – 10/30/18

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A Day in the Life, the final song on The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album features a special section just for your dog! Just after the 5-minute mark there is a whistle with a frequency of 15 kilohertz – one that goes undetected by the human ear.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Tracie B.!

QUESTION 2 – 11/6/18

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The average adult dog has 42 teeth, while us humans only have 32. However, like humans, dogs also have two sets of teeth in their life. A puppy will begin to lose and replace their “baby teeth” at around four months of age.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Jodi Z.!

QUESTION 3 – 11/13/18

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Most of the dog’s sweat glands are located around its foot pads. That is why, when a dog is overheated, you will sometimes see a trail of wet footprints that he has left behind as he walked across the floor. This is because unlike humans, dogs cool themselves mostly through panting. (source)

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Jennifer K.!

QUESTION 4 – 11/20/18

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Useful in so many situations, “sit” is often the first command dogs learn. In fact, most dogs “sit” on their own, so all you have to do is connect the command to the behavior. (source)

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Jennifer K.!

QUESTION 5 – 11/27/18

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“Fluffy” was loaned to Dumbledore by Hagrid as a part of protection for the Philosopher’s stone. The inspiration seems to be Cerberus from Greek Mythology, a three headed dog who guards the gates of the underworld, preventing the dead from leaving. Definitely, not a dog you’d want to pet!

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Ashley D.!

QUESTION 6 – 12/4/18

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Garfield is a comic created by Indiana’s own Jim Davis. Published since 1978, it chronicles the life of the title character, Garfield, the cat; Jon Arbuckle, the human; and Odie, the dog.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Lori G.!

QUESTION 7 – 1/1/19

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McGruff the Crime Dog was created by Sherry Nemmers and Ray Krivascy in 1979 and debuted in 1980 with a series of public service announcements educating citizens on personal security measures, such as locking doors and putting lights on timers, in order to reduce crime. 

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Athena S.!

QUESTION 8 – 1/8/19

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In a 1997 episode of The Simpsons, Homer Simpson (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) auditioned for and got the short-lived part as “Poochie” on the “Itchy and Scratchy Show”. This episode was also the milestone where Springfield’s favorite family surpassed The Flintstones in the number of episodes produced for a prime-time animated series.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Melinda B.!

QUESTION 9 – 1/15/19

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Einstein (often known as “Einie”) was Dr. Emmett Brown’s pet sheepdog. He was the latest of many Doc’s pet dogs named after famous scientists, in this case Albert Einstein. It was, therefore, quite fitting that he became the world’s first time traveler.

Congratulations to this week’s winners:
Natalie R., Tammy S., Emily H., & Lori C.!

QUESTION 10 – 1/22/19

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Although dogs come in an extremely wide range of shapes and sizes, the gestation period from a Chihuahua to a Great Dane is within the same sort of time frame. Most dogs are pregnant for between 58 days and 64 days. The due date varies slightly depending on the breed and size of dog as well as the size of the litter she is carrying, but vast majority of dogs will give birth on the 63rd day or approximately 9 weeks.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Shelah S.!

QUESTION 11 – 2/5/19

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Scoobert “Scooby” Doo is a male Great Dane and lifelong companion of amateur detective Shaggy. Created in 1969 by Hanna-Barbera, Scooby was named after a nonsense vocal line in Frank Sinatra’s hit song “Strangers in the Night”.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Joanne R.!

QUESTION 12 – 2/12/19

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The Greyhound can hit speeds of 43MPH. Known primarily for their racing background, evidence of greyhounds have been found in Egyptian tombs dating back almost four thousand years.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Dana V.!

QUESTION 13 – 2/19/19

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The role of Toto in the 1939 motion picture was played by a female cairn terrier named Terry. She was paid $125 a week — more than her human “Munchkin” co-stars earned — and required a stand-in after one of the Winkie guards accidentally stepped on her foot. Her first movie role was in Shirley Temple’s film “Bright Eyes.”

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Kristine B.!

QUESTION 14 – 2/26/19

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The Chow Chow breed is well-known for having a black tongue. However, Chow Chow puppies are born with pink tongues. It is only when they become 8-10 weeks old that the tongue becomes blue-black.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Courtney P.!

QUESTION 15 – 3/5/19

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K9, occasionally written K-9, is the name of several fictional robotic canines (the name being a pun on the pronunciation of “canine”) in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, first appearing in 1977.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Karen R.!

QUESTION 16 – 3/12/19

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Pork Chop is owned by Doug Funnie from the 1990’s Nickelodeon cartoon, “Doug”. He is anthropomorphic except he cannot speak in any languages. He communicates by such dog sounds as barking, as well as spelling along with using facial expressions and hand gestures. Unlike his owner, he is very outgoing and doesn’t hesitate to dive into adventure.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Susan B.!

QUESTION 17 – 3/19/19

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The Basenji is known for not barking, but that doesn’t mean he’s silent. His vocalizations range from a delightful yodel to a hair-raising scream, as well as the usual growls, whimpers, and whines made by all dogs.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Jodlyn C.!

QUESTION 18 – 3/26/19

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Much like humans rely on sight to make sense of their surroundings, dogs rely on their sense of smell. By smelling something, dogs are able to decode a lot more information about it than by simply staring. That’s because the scent-detecting membrane in their noses is about 60x bigger than ours – a human’s membrane is about the size of a postage stamp and dogs’ are the size of a piece of paper.

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Amber P.!

QUESTION 19 – 4/2/19

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Cracker Jack’s mascots Sailor Jack and his dog Bingo were introduced as early as 1916 and registered as a trademark in 1919. Sailor Jack’s dog Bingo was based on a real-life dog named Russell, a stray adopted in 1917 by co-founder Henry Eckstein, who demanded that the dog be used on the packaging. 

 

Congratulations to this week’s winner Savana R.!

QUESTION 20 – 4/9/19

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The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of colors, and two coat lengths.

Congratulations to this week’s winner Felicia F.!

QUESTION 21 – 4/16/19

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Queen Elizabeth, who got her first corgi on her 18th birthday, has had a long-standing love affair with the breed. With over 30 different corgis since her 18th birthday, the Monarch of England is also a strong candidate for “Queen of the Corgis”!

Congratulations to this week’s winner Mel M.!