History of Selective Breeding in Dogs

History of Selective Breeding in Dogs

History of Selective Breeding in Dogs

Most, if not all, breeds of household dogs that exist today are due to selective breeding. The original bloodline is that of the gray wolf, some 18,800 – 32,100 years ago and may have since died out.

However, as purebred dogs are becoming increasingly inbred, problems are arising from a genetic standpoint. Selective breeding in dogs increases the risk of rare recessive disorders, potentially causing severe health problems down the road.

History of Selective Breeding in Dogs

One of the better examples of this would be the modern-day pug. Most pugs have severely deformed snouts, contributing to breathing problems. Selective breeding continues and we now have everything from Mastiffs to Poodles.

In this infographic we explore how selective breeding has helped shape modern dogs.

History of Selective Breeding

Source: https://www.helpucover.co.uk/news/HUCPR–494.html

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5 thoughts on “History of Selective Breeding in Dogs

  1. Yes, I have a Chug. Another was a friend dogs messing a neighbors dog. Which results as a mutt. A Chihuahua wired haired mix. People think he is so cute. They want me to breed him. I refuse to. As i got him fixed.

    • Sandy, I’m happy to hear that you fixed your mutt. We don’t need any more unwanted puppies and kitties in the world. There are too many animals needing adoption as it is. Thanks for taking the time to read my post about the History of Selective Breeding in Dogs.

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