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Five Dogs With Crazy Résumés

Learn about the traits we most prize in dogs, and the bizarre jobs they were bred for.

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By Anna Rothschild

Why do some dogs have short fur, others long tails, and still others wrinkly faces? Many dogs were bred to perform a specific tasks—from hunting vermin to wrangling bulls—and their physical characteristics were chosen to help them do their jobs.

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