How Breeding Has Changed Dogs Over the Past Century


Written by: Phil Monahan

The proportions of the Dachshund’s legs and body have changed dramatically.
Photo via Gizmodo

Following up on yesterday’s post about dogs that have been bred to be chronically unhealthy, here’s a fascinating post from Gizmodo. Writer Jesus Diaz took some photos—taken in 1915—from a post on the Science of Dogs blog and overlaid them on current images, so you can see exactly what has happened to these breeds through selective breeding. It’s kind of shocking.

Click here for the full story and more animated images.

Click here for the original Science of Dogs story.


The face of the bulldog is now much flatter, often leading to respiratory problems.
Photo via Gizmodo

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