Where dogs come from

September 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

Wired magazine has championed infographics since its founding in 1993. (Wired calls them infoporn.) I like dogs, so this diagram from Wired’s September 2010 edition had special appeal. The family tree approach works well until it gets to the designer breeds of the past 20 years. Rather than chart an illegible tangle of crossing breed lines, the designers cut the Gordian knot and tucked the new breeds into the bottom right corner.

I wish the diagram gave the source of the information. The article cites the American Kennel Club on the number of breeds in existence, but it’s not clear they gave the information for a family tree. Design collective Always With Honor (http://alwayswithhonor.com/) made the graphic for Wired.

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