...the researchers also found that all modern breeds--from poodles to malamutes--derive from at least two population bottlenecks: one that occurred thousands of years ago when humans bred dogs from wolves and one that happened in the last few hundred years as humans bred that ancestral population into the dogs of all shapes and sizes observable today.
Funny, but I was wondering about some of this just the other day. I think getting the Scientific American RSS feed was a REALLY good idea.
How about the judges decide on a bottom 3 every week and then the people vote off the one they don't want? They have the voting backwards with people voting for who they like. They should be voting for who they want to go home.