Monday, June 2, 2008


A group of animals that has inherited characteristics that determines them from another species is what we called breed. New breeds may established by crossing two or more breeds. However, new breeds is difficult to attained because one breed must possess qualities and characteristics that is compatible with the other breed but on the same kind specie. Breeding of dogs is most common in our world today.

Dogs’ breeds and development may vary in many instances. Amazingly, dog breeds may identify through their colors, sizes, patterns, and shapes. Over 800 dog breeds are have been recognized by kennel clubs globally. There are assorted breeds of dogs that are recognized outside Western Europe and United States. Many modern breeds nowadays are having recent derivations which go through the process of artificial selection. Highly specialized breeds are then come out because of the artificial selection process.

Mongrels (mutts) or what they called the mixed-breed dogs does not derived from any specific breed since it is a mixture of more than two variety of breed. Purebred and mongrels are best companions and can be human pets and even used in competing sports.

Dog breeds like the Cockapoo which is a mixture of Miniature Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel is a cross-breed which may display a hybrid vigor and desirable traits. The Ameircan Water Spaniel possesses their natural traits in hunting instincts which is helpful especially in assisting the hunters in their hobbies. Bulldog on the other hand, is known for his saggy face and being short in height. The Labrador Retriever, Poodle, German Shepherd, and Yorkshire Terrier are some of the most registered and popular breeds in the United States since 1991. The most adopted dog is the American Pit Bull Terrier which is a mixture of pit bull-type. The adoption of the Greyhound and the Staffordshire bull terrier has been also popular in the United Kingdom.


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