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Pick the Right Breed for You

I often counsel my clients to adopt mixed breed dogs, but many future owners elect to go the purebred route, saying that they want to "know what they're getting," particularly in reference to a potential pet's behavior. Credit: Thinkstock This is an understandable point of view (as long as everyone understands that individual variation sometimes trumps the breed standard), which is why I was excited to see the results of a study published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science that clustered popular dog breeds by behavior - specifically trainability, boldness, calmness, and sociability. The paper's authors describe each behavioral characteristic as follows: Dogs that scored low regarding the...