A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

Overall, the study is a reminder that pet owners (particularly those looking to find a clone-like stand-in for old companions ) are better off choosing dogs based on their individuality and behaviors, not their breeding.

Dog behaviour has little to do with breed, study finds

Dog behaviour has little to do with breed, study finds

Dr Elinor Karlsson of the University of Massachusetts Umass Chan medical school, a co-author of the study, said research revealed a huge diversity of behaviours within each breed.“Even if the average is different, you’ve still got a really good chance of getting a dog that doesn’t match what people say that breed is supposed to be,” she said.