Here's How 12 Famous Dog Breeds Changed in 100 Years
Over the past century, dogs have been raised and cross-bred, and all of that resulted in some extraordinary deviations. However, we never wonder about the way dogs have changed over time because we're too focused on petting our adorable little buddies. But how have those changes affected them?
Many of these changes have not only affected their looks but also, their characteristics, behavior, and in some cases, their health. In fact, some dog breeds have developed many health issues over time because of crossbreeding.
Let's take a look at some famous dog breeds and see how they have changed over the past century.
1. St. Bernard after 100 Years
After 100 years, their fur changed and it got much thicker and bushier. Their heads have also gotten wider, and the angle between their forehead and their snout has changed.
2. Pugs Were Royal Dogs
In fact, because of that, they are prone to health problems such as heart conditions and high blood pressure, eye injuries, and obesity.
This breed originally came to Europe from China during the 16th century. In China and Europe, they belonged to royalty.
3. English Bulldog
It’s a dreadful fact, but most of them have some kind of health issue. Studies have found that on average, their life span is 6 to 8 years.
They suffer from every single complication flaw you can imagine, as a direct consequence of excessive breeding.
4. Dachshund's Evolution
Their necks and legs have changed over time, and their biggest weakness is their spine. They develop many problems in their back because of the way their body has changed.
5. Bull Terrier after a Century
Breeding has completely changed the Bull Terrier of today. They are extremely prone to teeth complications due to the enlargement of their skulls. Their attitude has also changed, and they became more aggressive.