Breed Stereotypes Not Good Predictors Of Dogs Study And Owner Survey Suggest in In The News Posted May 2 On 30/04/2022 at 4:57 PM, Diva said: I like Clothier’s very reasonable comment- ‘every breed has a bell curve’. Yep. That doesn’t make breed irrelevant. Another take: https://smartagain.org/2022/04/28/humans-cant-quit-a-basic-myth-about-dog-breeds/. I agree with Diva's bell curve (gaussian distribution) comment. This is necessary for the evolutionary process of natural selection in all species. The curve can be shifted by environmental factors or deliberately through selective breeding, as shown by the Russian fox experiment where one group of foxes were bred over time for docility and another for the opposite trait. As an example look at the way German shepherds have changed such that Malinois are now the favoured working breed. Thus the pitbull breed which is supposed to be predominantly a 'game' fighting dog could be turned into a predominantly 'nanny dog' with only a small number of the population showing 'fight gameness'