Is it just me of has The Times got this entirely the wrong way around?
But, as usual with humans, things got out of paw. They are not pack animals. The big cup goes to their heads. So they took interbreeding us poor canines to extreme ends, that gave Josef Mengele a dog\’s name when he tried them on humans. So they bred bassets with permanent backache, cavalier King Charles spaniels (the ones that were bred to be feisty) with skulls too small for their brains, pugs with breathing problems, bulldogs with breeding problems and boxers with epilepsy.
Isn\’t that "inbreeding" not "interbreeding"?
Interbreeding implies breeding across group boundaries, while inbreeding within them. And it\’s the latter that causes all the problems, no?
Perhaps it\’s just a case of the dog ate my vocabulary?