How Dog Breeds Have Changed Over the Last 100 Years

Dogs have lived side by side with humans for thousands of years. Although we can only guess how our dogs looked in the very beginning, we can easily compare them with dogs that lived a century ago. In quite a short time, some breeds have changed beyond recognition because of human influence.

Some dogs became better, and some…not so much! But we think that dogs are still cuties anyway!

English Bulldog


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This dog has become more massive and stockier. The chest has become wider, the legs have become shorter, and the face is more flattened now. The Bulldog also has more skin hanging on its body. Unfortunately, modern Bulldogs suffer from a number of health issues, and the average life span of the breed is six and a quarter years.

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