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How did we get so many dog breeds?
Dogs seem to be unique among domesticated species in their huge genetic variety, much of which must have been inherent, though unexpressed, in the ancestral wild stock.In size, structure, mentality and coat characteristics, no other single species shows such variation. Compared to dogs, all human beings may as well be identical twins.Getting breeds of any creature from an original breeding population is not difficult. You simply watch for variations in qualities, and selectively breed animals exhibiting those traits. It is likely that all human populations from about 20,000 years BCE had dogs with them, since even your basic dog of the husky/shepherd body type is a very useful addition to the tribe. As humans spread to new environments and prospered, their dogs would be chosen and then bred to suit new jobs. So far, so predictable.The fascinating part of all this is how come this species had so much latent variation to be selected for in the first place. I have two thoughts on this.First, wild wolf species including today's wolves, coyotes, and dogs, are rather unspecialized to one size, lifestyle and food source. They will happily eat a wide variety of foods, unhappily survive on less tasty rations, and genetically adapt to different conditions. It's now believed through genetic and mitochondrial analysis that there has been a frequent turnover of wolf species, [Gray wolf ] a kind of mix and match, since wolves, coyotes, dogs and red jackals are all mutually fertile, so that island populations can shift to smaller animals, plains and forest species can shift to larger or longer-legged individuals, and those coexisting with dense human populations can interbreed with the wily, fearless coyote to thrive on the human doorstep. You could think of all the various "species" of canines as a single loose species whose variations allowed them far more flexibility than jealously guarded genetic barriers would allow.The other part of canine variability, I am sure, has to do with the bonds of affection between humans and dogs. How many animals, perhaps with mutations which would never survive unassisted, were cosseted by doting owners out of pure, motherly sentiment? And then over time these sentimental mutations would spread through the domestic population, until such time as this key mutation fitted into that keyhole of desired traits or abilities, permitting the development of a breed in which that previously useless quality became the star and centrepiece of its usefulness.
How was it possible to breed such small & different dogs out of wolves?
If you breed two wolves, you do NOT always get the same result. Sure, the offspring will be “wolves,” but each one will be a little different. Some will be a little bigger, some smaller. Some will have darker makings than others. Some will have longer or shorter legs, or snouts, or tails, etc.So, say there is a particular characteristic that you want, for example, smaller size. You select the smallest offspring from a few litters and breed them together. The off-spring will tend to be smaller on average than the previous litters. Bear in mind that there will always be variations is size among the puppies in each litter, there will always be ones that are smaller than the others. If you keep selecting the smallest puppies to breed, the wolves will tend to get smaller and smaller with each generation. Eventually, they will be tiny.You can do the same thing for any other characteristics you choose.
Which breed of dogs is the most intelligent in the world?
According to the American KC, they are:Border ColliePoodlesAlsatiansGolden retrieversDobermansSheltiesLabradorsPapillionHowever, it is very difficult to asses dogs intelligence as different breed traits are as likely to affect how well they do at tests as intelligence.I remember watching a show that tried to find which breed is the smartest. It was the semifinals, and it was a maze challenge. Whist all the other dogs charged through the maze to find their way out, the Labrador climbed over the blocks that made up the maze to find its way out. The judges decided that it lost that round, but I think that it was using its brain to solve the problem in a different way, that none of the others thought of.Another problem is that now the border collie has been announced the cleverest, loads of people start testing them and teaching them loads of words, etc rather than other breeds.Furthermore, there are so many breeds that are not considered when compiling such a list.In conclusion, the consensus is that border collies are the most intelligent, this does not mean that they make the best pets as they need lots of stimulation.Sophie out.https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=...
How does the overall population of dogs break out into breeds?
It varies based on where you are. The most popular dog in the United States is the Labrador retriever, but in France, German shepherds are more popular.Here's a breakdown by country:http://basementgeographer.com/po...The original poster is American, and so am I, so here's a list for the US of the top breeds. It ranks more than 175 breeds:http://www.akc.org/reg/dogreg_st...It also varies by region and city or town. Some breeds require a lot of physical activity and intellectual stimulation and may become destructive if denied those things. It's hard to take care of such a dog in Manhattan. Other dogs don't do well on long hikes, so you see fewer of them in areas where more people do outdoor activities. I don't have a ranking of dog breeds by area characteristics.
How can I confirm the breed of my dog?
You can’t always tell the breed of a dog just by looking at him/her. But if you really want to know, there are dog DNA tests. This is one of the reasons why breed specific legislation or BSL is so useless, because you often cannot tell what the parentage is just by looking at a mixed breed dog.People who are trained in this—which I’m not—look at several things. Here are some of them in no particular order.The coat. Is the coat long, short, wiry, flat, etc.The color. Some colors don’t exist in certain breeds. What pattern of color? (for example, brindle or merle)How tall is the dog.How much does the dog weigh, and is he/she over- or underweight?How long is the back?How long and wide is the jaw? Does the dog have an under- or overbite?Does the dog have a tail? How does the dog carry the tail?What color eyes does the dog have?What shape are the ears? How does the dog carry his/her ears?How flat is the face?How are the eyes situated? Do they bulge?How big or wide or heavy is the head?So, while you can never be sure, you can sometimes have a good idea what kind of parentage the dog has if you know what to look for.
How do I find out which dog breeds are most common in a specific area?
When I moved to Virginia away from Boxer Rescue in Florida and wondered where my next boxer would come from I googled it. You could search this site Rescue List by State Or if you have specific breeds in mind, you can create a specific search on Pet Finder Celebrating Over 20 Years of Pet Adoption | PetfinderI ended up with an Australian cattle dog mix because his story touched my heart and his personality suited my household. He’s my first non-boxer in 27 years and I couldn’t care less about his breed. But that’s me.I hope my answer gives you some idea how to start your search. Thanks for asking.
How does ecology relate to different breeds of dog?
As Sherwood Botsford noted , all but the working breeds of dog are essentially decorative save for whatever companionship and limited degree of perimeter security that they are able to provide. It should be noted that many toy breeds are so neurotic that their well-established tendency to bark excessively represents a negative environmental aspect just through pollution of the local soundscape.With that in mind, some breeds do have a greater ecological impact. One instance that springs to mind is the greyhound. Bred almost specifically for racing, this animal has become the Post-it® Note of dog breeds in what amounts to an almost single-use, disposable animal that does not serve as a food source.This question's topic of environmental impact calls aside issues of animal cruelty that would otherwise be exceptionally difficult to ignore. However, just the amount of feed being diverted to these short-lived creatures represents a needless ecological burden. Additionally, there is the use of "live bait" (e.g., jackrabbits and other small animals) that are used to "course" the dogs during their preparation for the race track.Often, these rabbits and other hapless creatures are intentionally wounded in order that their cries of agony will trigger blood lust. Broken limbs also make them easier to catch as the dogs are initiated into the competitive realm of pursuit that readies them for racing. This necessarily points up the ancillary industry of trapping or raising these bait animals for eventual use at the the race training facilities.If caught wild, there is an impact upon local biodiversity. If farmed, there are still the issues of feed and waste disposal to be considered. It is a safe bet that wild bait animals are preferred as they will be less domesticated and have more keen survival instincts which make them into more challenging prey.There also are the problems associated with so-called puppy mills, litter culling, over crowding, race-related injuries along with the euthanasia and disposal of racing animals that are not sufficiently tractable or are merely past their prime (or just not placing high enough at the finish line). Suffice to say that the use of raw unsterilized 4-D meat, which comes from dead, dying, diseased, or disabled animals being used as feed for these greyhounds presents another entire set of questionable practices and separate environmental impacts as well.All of which represents a fairly solid justification for banning—as with the blood sport of cock fighting—dog racing in general.Another breed which enjoys a rather unsavory spotlight is the Staffordshire "Pit Bull" Terrier. Although I have know a few specimens of this breed that would rather lick you to death than even growl at you, many who are reading these words have also seen accounts of this breed maiming or killing everything from hapless children and the elderly, to other pets and, not least of all, their actual owners.While other dog breeds also exhibit some, if not all of these behaviors, few are so popular among gang members and few are subjected in such great numbers to training that intentionally reinforces vicious behavior. Once again the issues of diverted feed, puppy mills, other animals killed during training or competitive dog-fighting, plus the disposal of wounded or dead animals all come to the fore.In this particular case there must also be incorporated the necessary diversion of funds and manpower over to animal control, law enforcement, plus the apprehension, prosecution and imprisonment of individuals who are convicted for irresponsibly training pit bulls (or other breeds) in ways that have degraded the quality of life for many urban communities through the presence of, what are justifiably presumed to be, intimidating, aggressive and potentially vicious animals over whom is exercised only a marginal perception of control by their owners.Lest anyone argue that the abovementioned problems do not create any substantial ecological impact, just the energy consumption and raw resources associated with feed production, upkeep and regulatory enforcement all represent needless environmental burdens whose absence would improve our planet's overall health.The foregoing list could readily be expanded to include "line-breeding" or inbreeding of certain dog breeds to create anomalies like white Labradors and symmetrically marked German Shepherds (which that breed's originator, Captain Max Von Stephanitz, would have declared an abomination) . To go even further down this commercial track, as an example, there was the well-documented uptick in purchases of Dalmatians after Disney Corporations re-release of "101 Dalmatians". See: Statistics: Graphing the Effects of Mass Marketing On Dalmatians The massive marketing efforts of Disney and other companies to promote sales of their spotted merchandise certainly must have influenced backyard breeders into thinking they could make money selling real Dalmatian puppies. The constant flood of cute-spotted-puppy images into the public consciousness also encouraged many families to purchase Dalmatian puppies from pet stores and backyard breeders without any thought given to whether this was an appropriate breed of dog for their lifestyle. Is all this publicity bad? It has had and currently is having tragic results when uninformed buyers purchase Dalmatian puppies from backyard breeders, unethical breeders or pet stores. Tragic for the Dalmatians, that is, who have been abandoned or euthanized once they grew up and were no longer cute little puppies. For the 1996 release of the "101 Dalmatians" movie, the Dalmatian-owning community in conjunction with a very cooperative press, made a heroic effort to disseminate information to the public about Dalmatians in an effort to reduce impulse buying and indiscriminate breeding of Dalmatians. Despite these efforts, the news from rescue groups and humane societies has been that large numbers of Dalmatians are coming in to them. Much to their dismay (and financial expense) families learned the hard way that Dalmatians—which have the reputation of being temperamental and highly intelligent—are not necessarily cut out for having ears and tails tugged upon by the unruly children of their ownersThis is done all for the sake of consumer appeal that otherwise represents a burden in the form of needless veterinarian expenses, senseless animal suffering, further feed stock consumption—sometimes using wild horses that are slaughtered specifically for this end market—and a host of the same ecological impacts listed earlier in this answer.Is our ecology impacted by "different breeds of dog"? Unequivocally, yes.