Dog Breeds After 100 Years Of Breeding

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I always loved this quote : “The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.” -Charles de Gaulle.

The Science of Dogs, a new series has compared your favorite dog breeds from the 1915 book “Dogs of All Nations” to their present counterparts. Many dogs have been developed and are now more disease prone than before. They have gone through some drastic changes which are very painful to watch. Can you recognize these dogs? Can you feel their pain? Where is the humanity?

BULLDOG

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As you see in the photo, The English Bulldog has suffered a lot due to intensive breeding. They are found to be suffering from every possible illness there is. They were used for bull baiting but with time, they became one of the favorite dog breeds . You can see the changes clearly!

BULL TERRIER

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This dog was first created in the early 1800s with the combination of the old English Terrier and the Bulldog. They had a thin loop body with a really curved nose. Over time, they developed a thicker abdomen and also a warped skull. That’s such a shame.

DACHSHUND

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This one was developed in Germany around 400 years ago. He once had a functioning leg with proper neck according to its size. But what happened later? Humans. They always love to experiment, right? So, today Dachshunds are at high risk of intervertebral disc disease which can result in paralysis. Tragic!

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