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    Most Dog Breeds Highly Inbred

    Dog breeds are often recognized for distinctive traits — the short legs of a dachshund, wrinkled face of a pug, spotted coat of a Dalmatian. Unfortunately, the genetics that give various breeds their particular attributes are often the result of inbreeding. In a recent study published in Canine Medicine and Genetics, an international team of researchers led by University of California, Davis, veterinary geneticist Danika Bannasch show that the majority of canine breeds are highly inbred, contributing to an increase in disease and health care costs throughout their lifespan. “It’s amazing how inbreeding seems to matter to health,” Bannasch said.  

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    These are the world’s 10 strongest breeds of adorable dog – powerful pet pups

    A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes in 2020 – Kennel Club figures show dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high. There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition. If you are looking for a pooch that has stamina and strength then there are certain dogs that have been bred to be muscle-bound marvels. These are the types of dog that can pull  

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    Most Dog Breeds Are Super Inbred, Study Finds

    English bulldogs are especially prone to breathing and other health problems due to their unique body and facial shape created through breeding. Photo: Jacob King/PA Wire (AP) New research seems to confirm the idea that many of our cutest purebred pups are also burdened by their genetics. The study determined that most dog breeds have high levels of inbreeding. What’s more, this inbreeding can contribute to various health problems and expensive vet bills over time, particularly for larger dogs. It’s certainly no surprise that some dog breeds aren’t blessed with robust health—often the result of long-running  

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    These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog ideal for the more elderly owner

    The last 18 months have seen many of us welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership rise by nearly eight per cent over 2020. But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pup – whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed. While every person has different needs, for slightly older dog owners it can be worth looking for a dog with a particular range of attributes. Breeds needing less in the way  

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    These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that thrive in hot climates and love long walks in the sun

    A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes last year – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high. There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition. There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt. One thing to take into consideration is  

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    Here are the 10 most loyal breeds of adorable dog sure to be devoted to their owner – including the loving Labrador

    If you’ve been thinking about getting a new dog then you’re not alone – Kennel Club figures show that the number of people looking for puppies surged by around eight per cent over lockdown. But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest four-legged addition – whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed. Different breeds of dog also tend to have very different personalities – with some dogs happy to get on with pretty much anybody. Others form a particularly strong  

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    Here are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that make perfect companions for more elderly owners

    The last 18 months have seen many of us welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership rise by nearly eight per cent over 2020. But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pup – whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed. While every person has different needs, for slightly older dog owners it can be worth looking for a dog with a particular range of attributes. Breeds needing less in the way  

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    The 10 Naughtiest Dog Breeds

    Well-behaved dogs rarely make history. That’s the saying, right? The chances your dog appears in the Guinness Book of World Records as a mischief maker are higher if you own one of the naughtiest dog breeds. Of course, behavior depends on a lot of factors like socialization and training techniques. But the folks over at Protect My Paws, a research-based website that helps pet parents compare insurance plans, wanted to hear it straight from the human’s mouth. They looked at hordes of Instagram posts with behavior and breed hashtags to see which dog breeds were the naughtiest. Then, they  

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