Quiz: Get to know your best friend better

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Put your knowledge to the test on World Rabies Day

How many dogs are there in the world?

Incorrect. There are actually 700 million!

That's one dog for every 10 people

Correct – 700 million!

That's one dog for every 10 people

How many dog years are there in a human year?

Correct – 15!

Although it’s not that simple. It can change depending on the breed or size of a dog, but a good rule is that a 1-year-old dog is the equivalent to a 15-year-old person – although better behaved/smelling. After the age of one, there isn't really a way of comparing!

Incorrect. There are actually 15!

Although it’s not that simple. It can change depending on the breed or size of a dog, but a good rule is that a 1-year old dog is the equivalent to a 15-year-old person – although better behaved/smelling. After the age of one, there isn't really a way of comparing!

How old was the oldest ever dog?

Correct – 29!

And 160 days, to be precise. This record-breaking pooch was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, who passed away in 1939

Incorrect. He lived to 29!

And 160 days, to be precise. This record-breaking pooch was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, who passed away in 1939

Which of these foods are harmful to dogs?

Correct – All of the above!

Caffeine is toxic to dogs, so all these foods can be dangerous if eaten in large amounts. If you'd like some more handy tips to looking after your dog, check out our guide at the bottom of the page (after you've finished the quiz, of course)

Incorrect. It's actually all of the above!

Caffeine is toxic to dogs, so all these foods can be dangerous if eaten in large amounts. If you'd like some more handy tips to looking after your dog, check out our guide at the bottom of the page (after you've finished the quiz, of course)

Which of these things is the biggest danger to dogs?

That's right – it's you!

Well, not you exactly. Of the 700 million dogs on Earth, 400 million are free roaming, wandering the streets without supervision. This means they’re exposed to a lot of dangerous things – the most dangerous of which is people.

Due to lack of funds or understanding, a lot of dogs are unnecessarily and very cruelly culled to control populations. Click Next to continue the quiz.

Nice try, but it's actually you!

Well, not you exactly. Of the 700 million dogs on Earth, 400 million are free roaming, wandering the streets without supervision. This means they’re exposed to a lot of dangerous things – the most dangerous of which is people.

Due to lack of funds or understanding, a lot of dogs are unnecessarily and very cruelly culled to control populations. Click Next to continue the quiz.

How many dogs are inhumanely culled every year?

Tragically, that's correct. It's 10 million

That’s about 20 every single minute. Fear of rabies is one of the main reasons for this unnecessary killing. Rabies is a deadly disease spread through animal bites, which disproportionately affects the poorest and most vulnerable people. Once signs of infection appear, rabies is incurable.

Dog bites are the most common cause of human rabies infections. Take a look at our guide to avoiding dog bites at the bottom of the page. Click next to continue the quiz.

Incorrect. Tragically, it's actually 10 million

That’s about 20 every single minute. Fear of rabies is one of the main reasons for this unnecessary killing. Rabies is a deadly disease spread through animal bites, which disproportionately affects the poorest and most vulnerable people. Once signs of infection appear, rabies is incurable.

Dog bites are the most common cause of human rabies infections. Take a look at our guide to avoiding dog bites at the bottom of the page. Click next to continue the quiz.

What percentage of rabies infections are dog bites responsible for?

Correct – 99%

Which is why a humane approach to managing dog populations is so vital. Click next to continue the quiz.

Incorrect. It's actually 99%

Which is why a humane approach to managing dog populations is so vital. Click next to continue the quiz.

Rabies is a truly global problem - one that calls for global solutions

How many countries is rabies present in?

Correct – 150!

Considering there’s only 195 countries in total, the scale of the problem is obvious.

Culling dogs won’t stop the spread or rabies. Vaccinating them will.

That’s why we launched our Better Lives for Dogs campaign. We advise governments and organisations on the safest and most humane ways to prevent the spread of rabies and managing dog populations. We also vaccinate dogs in the areas where it's most needed. Click Next for the final quiz question.

Incorrect. It's actually 150!

Considering there’s only 195 countries in total, the scale of the problem is obvious.

Culling dogs won’t stop the spread or rabies. Vaccinating them will.

That’s why we launched our Better Lives for Dogs campaign. We advise governments and organisations on the safest and most humane ways to prevent the spread of rabies and managing dog populations. We also vaccinate dogs in the areas where it's most needed. Click Next for the final quiz question.

Can you guess how many dogs we’ve vaccinated so far?

Correct – 1.6 million!

Vaccinating dogs is the most effective way of stop rabies, meaning better lives for dogs and people. Share this quiz to help us spread the word.

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You've underestimated us - we've vaccinated 1.6 million!

Vaccinating dogs is the most effective way of stop rabies, meaning better lives for dogs and people. Share this quiz to help us spread the word.

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Three decades of protecting dogs

Photo from dog vaccination drive in Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Thanks to our supporters, we've protected millions of dogs across Africa, Asia and Europe. In the next two years, we'll create better lives for over 15 million more dogs across the world by moving governments to adopt humane dog population management policies and programs for rabies prevention and elimination.

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