Weekly Pet Quiz: Native Dogs, EPI and Pet Insurance

1 In which dog breed is EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency) seen the most?

  • Doberman
  • Chihuahua
  • Boxer
  • German Shepherd

    Canine exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, which is usually shortened to EPI, is a mouthful of a name for a disorder in which the pancreas doesn't produce enough digestive enzymes. These enzymes include amylase to digest starches, lipase to digest fats and proteases to digest protein. Without sufficient quantities of these enzymes, the food that is eaten is poorly digested and poorly absorbed. EPI is most often seen in German Shepherds, a breed predisposed to the disorder, but it can occur in any breed or mixed-breed dog. The condition is very rare in kitties, thank goodness. Learn more.

2 Which dog breed is known as the "American Gentleman"

  • Alaskan Husky
  • Boston Terrier

    Nearly 60 dog breeds had their start in this country, and Wikipedia has a full list here. As one of the very first, the Boston Terrier is an American original. In the late 1800s, Robert C. Hooper of Boston, Massachusetts, purchased a dog named Judge, who became known as Hooper's Judge. Judge was either a direct descendant of the original Bull and Terrier breeds of the 19th and early 20th centuries, or he was the result of English Bulldogs crossed with terriers in the 1860s. Whatever his heritage, the AKC lists Hooper's Judge as the ancestor of almost all modern Boston Terriers. Also once called the "American Gentleman," the breed was accepted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as a non-sporting breed in 1893. Learn more.

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Blue Lacy

3 Which of these dog breeds is NOT native to Germany?

  • Malinois

    Germany is the original home to almost 50 wonderful breeds, including dogs as diverse as the Boxer, Dachshund, Doberman Pinscher and the Pomeranian. What many people don't realize is that the Keeshond is also native to Germany. Originally called the German Spitz, or Wolfspitz, the breed name was officially changed in England in 1926, where it had been known as the Dutch Barge Dog. Learn more.

  • Boxer
  • Pomeranian
  • Daschshund

4 Which of these dogs is native to the Balkans?

  • Tercerira Mastiff
  • Coton de Tulear
  • Aidi
  • Dalmatian

    Dogs native to the Balkans include:

    • Croatian Sheepdog
    • Montenegrin Mountain Hound
    • Karst Shepherd Dog
    • Serbian Hound
    • Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound
    • Dalmatian
    • Serbian Tricolor
    • Yugoslavian Tricolor Hound Learn more.


5 How many pets require emergency care every year?

  • 10%
  • 33%

    It's easy to assume that it won't happen to your pet, but it's estimated that 1 in 3 pets will require emergency veterinary treatment each year. Learn more.

  • 45%
  • 50%