# Puzzle ZNMB

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Alex's Dogs - Logic Puzzles

Alex is a keen dog admirer and over the years has had a number of dogs.

Alex has had an Alsatian, a Dalmatian, a Poodle, and a Great Dane, but not necessarily in that order.

Alex had Jamie first. The Dalmatian was an adored pet before the Great Dane. Sammy, the Alsatian, was the second dog Alex loved. Whitney was housed before the Poodle and Jimmy was not a Great Dane.

Can you match the dogs to their names and find the order in which Alex had them?

# Name     Breed
1 Jamie    Dalmatian
2 Sammy    Alsatian
3 Whitney  Great Dane
4 Jimmy    Poodle

Reasoning
Breaking down the clues, and numbering them:
Alex had Jamie first. The Dalmatian was an adored pet before the Great Dane. Sammy, the Alsatian, was the second dog Alex loved. Whitney was housed before the Poodle. Jimmy was not a Great Dane.
(Clue 1) Jamie was first, and (Clue 3) Sammy the Alsatian was second:
# Name     Breed
1 Jamie
2 Sammy    Alsatian
3
4

(Clue 4) Whitney was housed before the poodle, leaving Jimmy last:
# Name     Breed
1 Jamie
2 Sammy    Alsatian
3 Whitney
4 Jimmy    Poodle

(Clue 2) the Dalmatian was before the Great Dane:
# Name     Breed
1 Jamie    Dalmatian
2 Sammy    Alsatian
3 Whitney  Great Dane
4 Jimmy    Poodle

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