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100 Years of Breeding Ruined These 10 Popular Dog Breeds

Bull Terrier:

Science and Dogs

Science and Dogs

One hundred years ago, the Bull Terrier was quite different in appearance from today’s breed standard. Muscular and athletic, but slender at the waist, with a flat, wide, gently sloping skull, Bull Terriers were the embodiment of agility, grace, and determination, and were considered one of the easiest breeds to train and control.

Today’s Bull Terrier has a very distinct egg-shaped head and a thicker, no longer slender, abdomen. They commonly suffer from musculoskeletal issues like patellar luxation, heart and allergy complications, and, most commonly, compulsive behaviors.

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