You know how we tend to judge a dog’s behavior by the way it looks? Or think that dogs of a particular breed all have the same characteristics? Well, this infographic from Animal Farm Foundation sheds some interesting light on the theory. Start with the fact that less than 1% of a dog’s genes determines its physical appearance!

Essentially, this means that all dogs are individuals, with individual behaviors and traits. Expecting or judging your dog by its appearance may not be doing him or her justice. And when it comes to mixed breeds, you can pretty much forget about looks as an indication of behavior, because there are so many other factors at play.

Check out the full infographic below and feel free to SHARE what we know, or don’t know, about how your dog gets his or her behavior!

Infographic: All Dogs are Individuals
by Animal Farm Foundation

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