What’s happened to our dog breeds in the last 100 years?

And why are we breeding dogs whose “breed characteristics exact a health burden?”  I thought I was the only one wondering this until I read this article.  It’s thought provoking.

“At one time the Bull Terrier was a handsome, athletic dog. Somewhere along its journey to a mutated skull and thick abdomen the bull terrier also picked up a number of other maladies like supernumerary teeth and compulsive tail-chasing.”

 The article has numerous examples of dog breeds from a century ago as compared to today.  What do you think?

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