Short Riddles

Short riddles with answers are most often just one or two sentences long. But don’t be fooled, these short riddles could be very tricky as well.

Two Mothers and Two Daughters

Two mothers and two daughters (who currently have no pets) buy three dogs. Each female now has her own dog. How can this be?


The women are a grandmother, a mother and a daughter – the mother is therefore both a mother and a daughter – so only three dogs were required.