Is Pedigree What It’s Cracked Up To Be?

In the orderly arenas of the Westminster Dog Show, we’re encouraged to judge dogs and their behavior using stereotypes based solely on dog breed. But data distilled from doggie behaviorist James Serpell’s massive study of more than 80,000 individual dog profiles revealed that outside of the show ring, there’s a lot of behavioral variation within any given breed, particularly when it comes to aggression.


Produced by Erika Sutter and Luke Groskin
Audio recording by Becky Fogel
Music by Audio Network
Stills provided by Shutterstock
Special Thanks to Dr. James Serpell and the Westminster Dog Show

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