Question Sheet: What Makes a Dog?

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. Why do you think dogs are extremely popular as pets? 
  2. What's the difference between a purebred dog and a mutt?

During reading:

  1. What is DNA? 
  2. What is the most common killer of older dogs? 
  3. Name three ailments that certain breeds of dogs are prone to. 
  4. Describe the breeding process. 
  5. Summarize the story of how dogs first became pets. 
  6. Explain how scientists and breeders changed the Burmese mountain dog.

After reading:

  1. Compare and contrast what characteristics ...

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