Dog breeds can be a complicated subject, but, for better or worse, humans have been doing it for a long time. Breeds are not only instantly recognizable, the popular imagination has also tended to give dogs the same stereotypes of their nation of origin. But how many breeds and their homes can you actually name?

How often has the English stereotype included an English Bulldog? Or the French and the poodle? Or the Dachshund getting anti-German abuse during World War I? I do know that some dogs become inextricably linked with their homeland when others do not. I have no idea if there's a reason for that, other than a confirmation bias where we pick the dog that conforms to how we already view a nation. I also don't know if a preference for a certain breed says anything about you as a person.


These posters come from a sub-project of Lili Chin's Doggie Drawings called Dogs of the World. And here's where I out myself as a shameless shill for German dogs. Dachshunds! Weimeraners! German Shepherds! ALL STELLAR DOG CHOICES. (All dogs, including mutts are excellent dog choices, by the way. I just love the dachshund a lot. And buying from Chin benefits the Boston Buddies Rescue.) Check out her etsy and Society 6 stores.

[via Distractify]