Dog Guess Who Game


DOGS Guess Who Game is a printable educational game that introduces players to the diversity of the dog world. It is a variation of a classic guess-who game, but instead of focusing on appearances, it focuses on traits.

This is the full version of the game, which includes rules and materials for two players, big groups, and classrooms (49 pages). The basic version of the game, which includes rules and materials for two players only, is here.

This listing is for a downloadable PDF file. Print and cut as many copies as you want.


About DOG Guess Who Game

Dog breeds vary greatly in size, shape, colour, coat type, and temperament, making them one of the most diverse groups of animals on the planet. From the small and spunky Chihuahua to the majestic and regal Great Dane, there is a dog breed to suit every lifestyle, need, and personality. DOG Guess Who game is a great way to learn about different breeds and test your knowledge of canine trivia.

DOG Guess Who is a variation on the classic board game that involves guessing the identity of a secret character by asking a series of “yes” or “no” questions. Instead of focusing on appearances, though, DOG Guess Who game focuses on traits.

DOG Guess Who Game in a Nutshell

Age: 7+

Players: 2+

Time: 30 min


  • twenty-four unique dogs from around the world
  • twenty-four information cards, each featuring a watercolour illustration of a dog, its short description (as per AKC website), a few interesting facts about it, and prominent features expressed through icons
  • forty-eight double-sided character cards, each with an illustration of a dog, its short description, and prominent features expressed through icons
  • twenty-four posters (11×8.5″) to play in a classroom
  • make-your-own templates

Dog Breeds In the Game

This game includes 24 dogs from a diverse but far-from-exhaustive selection of breeds: Mastiff, Labrador Retriever, Great Dane, Chihuahua, Saluki, Standard Poodle, German Shepherd Dog, Basset Hound, Greyhound, Pug, Bulldog, Old English Sheepdog, Beagle, Dachshund, Rottweiler, Border Collie, Yorkshire Terrier, Siberian Husky, German Shorthaired Pointer, Dalmatian, English Cocker Spaniel, Saint Bernard, Doberman Pinscher, and Papillon. 

How to Play DOG Guess Who Game

Each player has twenty-four dogs in front of them. Their goal in the game is to ask questions and, by logically eliminating some dogs, guess the mystery dog of their opponent! 

Players then take turns asking yes or no questions to help them narrow down the possibilities and guess the secret breed. Questions can include things like: “Is your dog small?” “Does your dog require a lot of exercise?” “Is your dog known for being great with other dogs?”

As players receive answers to their questions, they can begin to eliminate certain breeds until they are ready to make a guess. The player who correctly guesses the secret breed wins the round.

To add more challenge, you can choose two mystery breeds instead of one, eliminate certain types of questions, and even make lying allowable (in a few specific cases)! You can also create teams or play in a classroom using big posters instead of cards.

Playing DOG Guess Who is a fun and educational way to learn about different breeds and personality traits of dogs.

Classroom Game

In a classroom, instead of small dog cards, you can use the included posters of dogs. Each of them is as big as a standard sheet of paper. You can arrange them in front of the classroom and treat them as small dog cards, flipping them face-down whenever certain cards are eliminated.

Let the students decide on which questions to ask, then discuss what cards should be flipped and which ones should not. Everyone wins once the mystery dog is revealed!

Make-Your-Own Templates

Have you played many times and now want new cards? Your favourite dog doesn’t appear in the game? Or are you using this game in an educational environment, and you’d like your students to do further research?

Use the templates for make-your-own-cards from the following pages and fill them in with other dogs.

Then, next time you can have a game with the cards you created!



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