• New Study Finds Breed Has Little To Do With Your Dog's Behavior

    5 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    A new study may help dispel negative stereotypes associated with individual dog breeds. Researchers at the UMass Chan Medical School identified 11 locations along the canine genome that are strongly associated with behavior. Surprisingly, none of them are specific for breed.
    The scientists collected DNA sequences from more than 2,000 purebred and mixed-breed dogs, as well as detailed behavioral surveys from more than 18,000 pup parents. Their findings suggest that breed is very poor, if not useless when it comes to predicting canine behavior.
    “Although ‘friendliness' is the trait we...
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