15 Pics Of Popular Dogs Breeds Showing How They Changed Over The Last 100 Years

Published 4 years ago

Everything changes over time – people, places, and even your favorite breed of pupper! And if you’re not convinced, today we have a collection of “then and now” photos of some popular dog breeds that show just how much they’ve changed over the last 100 years.

Turns out that many dog breeds underwent pretty significant changes over the years. Just take the bull terrier, a breed recognized for its distinctive skull shape and bulky physique, for example – it used to be much taller and leaner, and its distinctive skull shape was nowhere to be seen. See how this breed and a handful of others changed over the last 100 years in the gallery below!

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#1 Pug

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Back in the day, pugs had longer legs and their faces weren’t as flat as they are today. Sadly, due to the fact that their faces had become flatter, nowadays a lot of pugs suffer from breathing problems.

#2 Bull Terrier

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Bull terriers used to be much taller and skinnier, and have become shorter and more muscular over time. The shape of their heads have also become much more distinctive.

#3 Old English sheepdog

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The Old English sheepdogs’ fur used to be much more shaggy than it is today but apart from that, the breed remained relatively unchanged.

#4 Basset Hound

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While the basset’s ears became longer, its hind legs have become significantly shorter.

#5 Dachshund

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Dachshunds used to have much longer legs and shorter noses than they do today.

#6 Irish Setter

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Irish setters have remained relatively unchanged, except their coat became a little thicker and their bodies a little thinner.

#7 Newfoundland

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100 year ago, Newfoundlands used to weigh significantly less, with adults weighing around 100 pounds, compared to around 150 today.

#8 Scottish Terrier

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Scottish terriers used to have a shorter coat that was much more wiry.

#9 German Shepherd

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During the last 100 years, the coat of German shepherds had become thicker and longer, and their overall body shape had become significantly larger.

#10 Rottweiler

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Rottweilers these days no longer have a docked tail and their coat is much coarser.

#11 West Highland white terrier

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Westies haven’t changed much during the last 100 years, the only significant change was the length of their fur.

#12 Airedale Terrier

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Airedale Terriers also haven’t changed that much, only their faces became slightly hairier.

#13 Dobermann

The ears and overall body shape of Dobermanns changed significantly over the last 100 years. They have also become less aggressive.

#14 Shetland Sheepdog

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The fur of Shetland Sheepdogs has become much longer over the last 100 years, and the dogs themselves have nearly doubled in size.

#15 Boxer

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A lot of things have changed about the Boxer over the years – from the shape of its face to its overall physique.

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