Dogs have been man’s best friend for thousands of years. Although we can only hazard a guess as to what our pets looked like in the beginning, we can easily compare them with dogs that lived 100 years ago. In a relatively short period of time (evolution wise), due to man’s obsession with creating the perfect canine, some dog breeds have changed beyond recognition over the course of 100 years.
Here we shall take a look at how 12 different breeds of dogs have changed over the past century due to human influences.
The Boxers’ faces are shorter and more upturned now. The proportions of the body have slightly changed too – they are more slender and their ears are a lot bigger.
The skulls of these dogs have changed drastically over the past century – the face is shorter and the jaw has become quite a bit larger. Their bodies are now lower and considerably stockier.
The body of the Basset Hound is lower now as the hind legs are shorter. The face, just like the legs, has shortened, and the skin has more folds. The ears are also a lot longer now.
This breed has barely changed much over the last 100 years. They have just become a bit thinner and lighter, and they have longer and thicker fur now.
The fur is a lot thicker and longer now. Furthermore, the snout and the ears have become a bit shorter.
These dogs have shrunk in size and their head is a lot smoother now. They are also not as violent as they used to be.
These dogs have become much taller and thinner. Now they have very thin and long legs. Furthermore, they now have longer ears.
German Shepherds have increased in size, and their fur has become thicker and longer. Their skeleton has changed over time: now the croup is lower and the chest is wider.
This breed hasn’t changed that much apart from the fact that they have become furrier and their face has elongated slightly.
Nowadays, these dogs have a longer body and face and a slightly wider chest. The hind legs are much shorter.