Dogs That Changed the World – Selective Breeding Problems

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A brief introduction to some concerning potential outcomes that can result from selective breeding including: skin problems, immune system disease, blood disorders, neurological, behavioral, and sensory concerns, hearing and vision impairment, heart disease, cancer, orthopedic concerns, and problems with other organs and systems.

Public Broadcasting Service. (2014, October 21). Dogs that changed the World ~ Selective Breeding Problems. PBS. Retrieved November 20, 2021, from


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Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Genetics, How Genetics Impacts Welfare