Learn more about dogs – Canine body language quiz
How fluent are you in dog-speak? Would you recognise if a dog is feeling relaxed or showing signs of stress? When two dogs meet, would you know from their body language if they are about to play or have a fight? Is it safe to approach a dog? Check out a series of photos and select from multiple-choice answers.
Take the quiz to find out! The correct answers are at the bottom of the quiz.
1. What is this dog showing us?
A: A bluff: A lip curl to show teeth, but without real intent to do harm
B: An aggressive and serious warning to back off
C: A playful snarl that just looks tough
D: A grimace of fear and nervousness
2. What is this puppy telling us about her feelings?
A: Frustrated fighting with the leash handler
B: Submissively pleading with the leash handler
C: Stubbornly ignoring the leash handler
D: Fearfully balking at the leash handler
3. What is this boxer telling the finger-pointing human?
A: Guilty about something and knows it
B: Curious but a little nervous
C: Fearful and on the defensive
D: Fearful avoidance of the human
4. What can a yawn mean?
A: Yawns always mean a dog is sleepy.
B: Yawns can mean a dog is mocking you.
C: Yawns can help release stress and nerves.
D: Yawns can mean a dog is sad or depressed.
5. What signals are these two dogs giving one another?
A: Dominant and submissive play signals
B: Nervous and alert warning signals
C: Energetic but respectful play signals
D: Fearful and possibly aggressive warning signals
6. How is this dog feeling about being hugged?
A: Relishing the cuddles
B: Displeased and uncomfortable
C: Relaxed and content
7. What is this dog's panting face telling us?
A: Hot but happy
B: A little stressed
D: Very relaxed
Dog body language quiz correct answers