David McCandless meticulously charted dog breeds by six scores: intelligence, costs, longevity, grooming, ailments, and appetite. The big loser: bulldogs.
Via his book Knowledge Is Beautiful:
We examined data on intelligence, longevity, genetic ailments and other markers to create a “data-score” and then plotted it against public popularity of various breeds, according to the American Kennel Club.
There is a counter-argument, though:
And even if they're dumb, they're pretty cute:
• Best in Show: The Ultimate Data Dog (Information is Beautiful)
As promised by the video title, this pooch just loves to chat. UPDATE: The conversation is over, sadly. The video was removed.
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“Zooopah.” A guy and his German Shepherd, just playing the flute, like you do.
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