David McCandless meticulously charted dog breeds by six scores: intelligence, costs, longevity, grooming, ailments, and appetite. The big loser: bulldogs.

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.

There is a counter-argument, though:

And even if they’re dumb, they’re pretty cute:

• Best in Show: The Ultimate Data Dog (Information is Beautiful)

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