Video: A Quick Look into Breed Differences

What exactly is the difference between a “working” dog and a “sporting” dog?

While there is a dictionary definition answer to that question, it used to be very closely related to the temperament and disposition of a dog’s breed. According to some studies mentioned in this video, as time has worn on, the differences between breed groups might be less jarring than they used to be. Granted, there’s still a pretty big difference between a Chihuahua and a Mastiff, but they might be more like each other than we thought.

Meet the Author: Thomas Mulcahy

Thomas can't remember a time when his household didn't have a four-legged member of the family. When our Giant Schnauzer isn't digging around for rodents to play with, she's patiently waiting for food to drop to the floor or barking at the mailman. Thomas now swears by Schnauzers as being the best breed ever—they don't shed and they're the smartest and most entertaining dogs he's ever met. Plus the Giants make great wrestling partners.

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