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Sighthound: Quiz


Question 1: These ________ specialize in pursuing prey, keeping it in sight, and overpowering it by their great speed and agility.
Coat (dog)Dog healthDog breedDog

Question 2: Apart from coursing, open-field coursing, and ________, various dog sports are practiced with purebred sighthounds, and sometimes with Lurchers and Longdogs.
Red FoxRaccoonHuntingGray Wolf

Question 3: Other breeds that fall into this gray area include the Rhodesian Ridgeback, ________, Pharaoh Hound, Portuguese Podengo, Peruvian Inca Orchid, Cirneco dell'Etna and the Thai Ridgeback.
Ibizan HoundDachshundItalian GreyhoundBeagle

Question 4: All of these breeds are recognized as eligible to compete in lure coursing trials by either the ________ or the American Sighthound Field Association, but may not be by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.
Working Group (dogs)Conformation showDogAmerican Kennel Club

Question 5: [1] The earliest description of a sighthound in European recorded history comes from ________'s Cynegeticus, of the 2nd century AD.
HerodotusArrianPlutarchAlexander the Great

Question 6: Such sports include racing, ________, and other events.
Conformation showLure coursingFlyballGreyhound

Question 7: Sighthounds such as the ________ have existed for at least 5,000 years, with the earliest presumed sighthound remains appearing in the excavations of Sumer dated approximately 7000–6000 BC.
Afghan HoundGreyhoundSalukiBeagle

Question 8: For instance, the Canadian Kennel Club, the ________ and the American Sighthound Field Association consider the Basenji to be eligible for the purpose of lure coursing even though the Fédération Cynologique Internationale does not.
Conformation showAmerican Kennel ClubDogWorking Group (dogs)

Question 9: Although today most sighthounds are kept primarily as ________, they have been bred for thousands of years to detect movement, chase, capture, and kill prey primarily by speed.

Question 10: This trait may be related to ________, the retention of juvenile traits.

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