Monday, January 26, 2015

Geographic Origin of 400 Dog Breeds

Of the 400 plus dog breeds in the world, more than 300 were created after dog shows gained popularity in the 1870s. To put it another way, it took ten thousand years to create 100 breeds, and about 100 years to develop the other 300.  The graph below shows the country of origin of all 400 breeds.


This is the breakdown by country and number of breeds developed there:

Great Britain - 60
Scandinavia - 31
Europe - 121
Asia - 8
North America - 30
South America - 9
Australia - 9
Africa - 6
Japan - 10
Middle East - 16
Eastern Europe - 22
Russia - 80



1 comment:

  1. How fascinating! I wonder though, as to the robustness of the extra 300 breeds!.....if it took ten thousand years to create 100 breeds any frailties would have been bred out, I imagine.....
    so has human intervention created more problems for our dear furry ones....ummmmm?

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