posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 09:16 PM
a reply to: Mandroid7
Well, what I meant by that is many times desirable traits would be confined to one "branch" of the family tree. Dogs being dogs they are not so choosy
who they mate with. So the breeder would select two dogs with desirable traits and breed them regardless of how they were related.
I mean, if you think about it, we humans have kind of borked their evolutionary path up. We have pugs that can't breathe properly and dalmatians that
are so high strung they can't be allowed around children for fear they'll nip them. Not every single example of a breed behaves that way or expresses
those traits, but we've done that to them. They would be so much better off health-wise if stopped interfering.
It's ok if you disagree; I've only met a couple people that are even willing to admit that yeah we have artificially engineered a species to have
things WE like as opposed to what traits would naturally take hold in a larger gene pool.
edit on 17-11-2018 by AM10101 because: (no reason