Last Updated on January 20, 2021 by Dogs Vets
The History of All Dog Breeds
Several breeds of dogs show a number of phenotypic variations and the domestic dog is the first species and the only known large carnivore to have been domesticated by humans.
Particularly in the last 200 years, dogs have changed rapidly and have become the modern dog breeds of today due to artificial selection by humans. These breeds can vary in size and weight from a 0.46 kg (1 lb) teacup poodle to a 90 kg (200 lb) giant mastiff.
Phenotypic variation may include height measured to the withers, ranging from 6 inches (15.2 cm) in the Chihuahua to 30 inches (76 cm) in the Irish Wolfhound. Color varies from white to gray (usually referred to as “blue”) to black and brown from light (tan) to dark (“red” or “chocolate”) in a variety of patterns. Coats may be short or long, coarse-haired to woolly, straight, curly, or smooth.
The proportions of skull, body, and limbs vary considerably among breeds, with dogs exhibiting greater phenotypic diversity than is found in the entire order of carnivores.
Some breeds exhibit outstanding herding, retrieving, scent recognition, and has guarding abilities, demonstrating the functional and behavioral diversity of dogs.
The earliest dogs were domesticated from common ancestors of modern wolves; however, the phenotypic changes that coincided with the genetic divergence between dogs and wolves are not known.
Here is the list of All Dog Breeds and their names from A to Z
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