The famous actor Johnny Depp once said, "The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants". We humans are in a race constantly trying to improve ourselves and everything around us. In this relentless quest, even "man's best friend" the dog has not been spared.
Over the past 100 years, dogs have been bred and cross-bred, resulting in some remarkable changes. The changes have not only been noticed in their appearances but in behavior, characteristics and in some cases, their health.
Let's take a look at some popular dog breeds and see how they have evolved over the last 100 years of breeding.
#1 English Bulldog Before And After
English Bulldog BeforeSource
The English Bulldog has become more massive and broader over the past century. Its legs have become shorter while its chest has become wider. Its face is more flattened and there is more skin hanging on its body. As a result, they are suffering from increasing health issues and a shorter lifespan. Natural mating has also become impossible, the current breed needs medical assistance to reproduce.
English Bulldog nowSource
#2 Basset Hound Before And After
Basset Hound BeforeSource
Over the past century, the already short hind legs of the Basset Hound have become even shorter. Its body has become lower and the same is the case with its face. While its body is shorter and its skin has more folds now, its ears have grown a lot longer.
Basset Hound Now
#3 Boxer Before And After
The Boxer, commonly known as Deutscher Boxer, has slightly different body proportions now as compared to past 100 years. Its face is shorter and the muzzle is slightly upturned. It faces difficulties controlling its temperature in hot weather.