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Rights: Public domain Published 1 February 2010, Updated 16 February 2018 Size: 1.4 MB Referencing Hub media

The selection of particular traits - or selective breeding - is how people have bred dogs for specific purposes. For example the 'sausage dog' - or dachshund were said to have been bred specifically for hunting badgers - their short, long body suited to entering badger holes.

Working dog breeds from The New Student’s Reference Work published in 1914.