Dog Breeds

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A dog breed is a particular strain of dog that was purposefully bred by humans to perform specific tasks, such as herding, hunting, and guarding. Dogs are the most variable mammal on earth, with artificial selection producing around 450 globally recognized breeds. These breeds possess distinct traits related to morphology, which include body size, skull shape, tail phenotype, fur type, body shape, and coat colour. Their behavioural traits include guarding, herding, and hunting, and personality traits such as hypersocial behavior, boldness, and aggression. Most breeds were derived from small numbers of founders within the last 200 years. As a result, today dogs are the most abundant carnivore species and are dispersed around the world.

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Breed Description Wikipedia Link Country of Origin
German Shepherd German breed of working dog of medium to large size Wiki: German Shepherd 🇩🇪
Labrador Retriever British breed of retriever gun dog Wiki: Labrador Retriever 🇬🇧
Akita Inu Large breed of dog from northern Japan Wiki: Akita Inu 🇯🇵