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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137 thoughts on “How Dog Breeds Have Changed Over the Last 100 Years

  1. Here in Sweden the Boxers are getting shorter and shorter nose the last 20 -40 years. I dont like it anymore, its not good for the dogs and its going to far. Boxers here has big helthproblems also, I love boxers but Im not sure I want one anymore becuse of that. My last boxer died 2000 and she was very healthy

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