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    According to a new study, every pup is unique and stereotypes associated with specific breeds aren’t supported by science. Co-author and University of Massachusetts geneticist Elinor Karlsson said “There is a huge amount of behavioural variation in every breed, and at the end of the day, every dog really is an individual,” 

    The study explained while physical traits such as dalmatian spots are clearly inherited, breed is not a strong predictor of a dog’s personality. Humans and dogs became friends more than 14,000 years ago. They were the only animal domesticated before the growth in agriculture. 

    However, specific dog breeds started getting established only 160 years ago. At that time people began selectively breeding dogs to have certain consistent traits, like coat texture and colour and ear shape. The researchers collected information from 18,000 dog owners and analyzed the genomes of about 2,150 of their dogs to find patterns.

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