Do you
have a
dream dog ?
Friendly to people ?

Easy to train ?

Long, soft fur ?

This sounds like a
Golden Retriever!
Based on what owners told us...

What are the chances
you'll find this dream dog
going solely by breed?

We looked at...

Personality traits:
32% of Golden Retrievers
were described as both friendly and easy to train

Breed-defining traits:
43% of Golden Retrievers
were described as having long, soft coats
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Personality traits
Breed-defining traits

All shapes, sizes, and specialties

What physical characteristics and natural tendencies strongly distinguish dog breeds?

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Ear shape

Fur length

Tail curl

Retrieves objects

White fur

Avoids getting wet


How common is a dog like this among...

Mixed breed dogs

Breed dogs


The Project: Darwin’s Ark

The Team: A collaboration between Karlsson and Colubri Labs

The Data Source: is from surveys on 18,371 dogs, storaged on Dryad at DOI

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