Photo: The Wiener Gene: Stumpy Dogs Share Single Ancestor



Dachshunds (such as this show dog pictured in 2006 in New York) and other short-legged dog breeds trace their stumpiness to a single ancestor and a single gene mutation, a July 2009 study says.

Photograph by Mary Altaffer/AP


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