Thursday, July 23, 2009

Why do some dogs have short legs?

Some dogs are little all over, but other dogs seem normal size except for their legs--like basset hounds, corgis, and dachshunds.

Scientists have now discovered why! They have located a single gene that produces a protein that sort of confuses growth during development. This is what makes them different than the all-over small dogs, like toy poodles.

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