If you look at the numbers, which canine comes out as top data-dog? Which are the best dog breeds according to the data? A visualisation from my book, Knowledge is Beautiful (research by Miriam Quick, dog artwork by Andrew Park and concept & design by David McCandless)

We examined data on intelligence, longevity, genetic ailments and other markers to create a “data-score” and then plotted it against public popularity of various breeds, according to the American Kennel Club.

Some good discussions of this graphic on Slate & Mail Online



American Kennel Club, Canine Inherited Disorders Database


Concept & design by David McCandless Research by Miriam Quick Dog artwork by Andrew Park


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