How many different types of dogs and dog breeds are out there? Seemingly countless ones. I’m not a scientist, a veterinarian, or someone who retained much from high school biology, so honestly, I’m not exactly sure what makes a dog a dog. Sure, I could do some research, but it doesn’t take research to know at least one quality that makes a dog a dog —- it can have sex with, and make babies with other dogs.
While there are many breeds of (domesticated) cats out there too, cats all pretty much come in the relatively the same sizes and shapes. In other words, mating between any two cats doesn’t seem like a wild and bizarre event. Whereas with dogs, they come in all different sizes and shapes, and if you were new to this planet you might not think of a German Shepherd and a Chihuahua as the same thing — a canine.
Although we’ve got a long way to go in this country in terms of overcoming our prejudices, at least interracial, interfaith, and inter-anything relationships are slowly becoming more and more accepted. A dog probably looks at human interracial dating and thinks, “Big deal. You think skin color makes you look so different? You think because you’re white and she’s black you guys are so different? I’m a Great Dane and last week I banged a Poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier.”