Dogs have been selectively bred for more than two hundred years, but those desired characteristics have changed significantly since originally being bred to pull sleds and hunt alongside humans.
One dog, in particular, has gained a significant social media following for its mutation.
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We are responsible for a lot of the health problems dogs experience.Ever since the wolf first became domesticated all those 15,000 years ago, we humans have been dog crazy, and have become obsessed with creating as many different breeds as possible.
We have created hundreds of different breeds.
via: GettyAnd they all look completely different.
Ranging from the Great Dane...All the way down the divaish Pomarian, dogs nowadays come in all shapes and sizes.
And when you look at a chihuahua...
via: GettyIt can be quite difficult to remember that it once came from the notably more majestic wolf.
Yet despite how cute many of these pooches are...
via: GettySome breeds come with serious health issues as a result of irresponsible breeding over the years.
More and more dogs are being born with disabilities.
via: GettyYears of breeding for appearance have wreaked havoc on our poor dogs' healths, and many breeds are now predisposed to suffer from severe, and often life-threatening illnesses and disabilities.
So many breeds are predisposed to develop these genetic defects...
via: GettyBreathing issues, heart defects, spinal defects, blindness, skin problems, and epilepsy are just a handful of problems our pure-bred pooches are suffering from.