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The internet's first information on canine phenotype, genotype, DNA, and the importance of dietary and environmental influences when performing health tests and genetic screenings.




Congenital Heritable Disorders

Relates inherited factors in 148 breeds, helps determine heritable incidence...


Legg Calve Perthes

A disintegration of the rear leg bone(s), usually found in smaller dogs as opposed to hip dysplasia in large breeds.



Of course the testes are not missing, it is more accurately termed retained testicles as Capt Haggerty explains.




Hereditary health problems can be reduced or reliably bred out through stringent genetic testing.


Missing Testicle DNA Fraud

"University" study to find and eliminate gene for missing testicle is a farce.



One of the most understandable articles on the complexities of canine genetics.


Introduction To CHG

Dogs are one of the few species that are born with Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter Part 1 of 4


About CHG (Goiter)

CHG is a "rare" fatal genetic defect in newborns. Dr. Fyfe explains ... Pt 2 of 4


Genetic Testing for CHG

John C. Fyfe, DVM, Ph.D  - How to test, why to test, procedure and cost. Pt 3 of 4


Genetic Basis Of CHG

John C. Fyfe, DVM on the genetic basis and causes of this deadly condition. Pt 4 of 4


Hendrix Genetics Applied

Amazing advances provide a sustainable food supply can impact canine health.


Acute Respiratory Disease

Fatal canine Distress Syndrome gene found in two dog breeds may help human lung disease research.


New Term For Crop-Dock

Newspeak invades purebred dogs, corrupting terminology and potentially altering canine genetics.


Genetic Diversity DNA

Breakthrough test available at U C Davis’ Laboratory in Standard Poodles DNA.


Canine Coat Color (1)

Practical, understandable 3 part series on the ABCs of DNA and chromosomes to control coat colors.


Canine Coat Color (2)

Liver, blue, grizzled coat colors, recently discovered K locus, by scientist, breeder, International and AKC Judge.


Canine Coat Color (3)

For dog breeders, yellow coat color -ee alleles- which allows no dark pigment as in the South African Boerboels....



A realistic look at genetic testing.  Take valium before reading....


Canine Chromosomes

DNA mystifies most breeders but this makes a trillion cells countable.




Health problems may be deeply ingrained in the domesticate dog and can take many generations to eradicate.


Creation-Evolution Mystery

Unlike anything ... dogs did not evolve, it is the only animal that came to us already domesticated and programmed to serve mankind.


Early Man ate his meat raw until he discovered fire and learned to cook his food.Dogs Changed Human Evolution

How meat-eating wolves helped human herbivores; wolf-campfire myth debunked.


Engineering For PRA

The Seeing Eye develops cross-bred Lab-Goldens immune to Progressive Retinal Atrophy PRA!


Lens Luxation In The Dog

Breeds Affected, Mode of Inheritance, genetic testing, Advice, References.


Dalmatian DNA Tests

May eliminate high uric acid, a genetic defect for bladder stones.


Dalmatian LUA Genetic Solution

AKC must admit (low uric acid) dogs into gene pool!


LUA Dalmatians Go AKC!

Complex history on the first Pointer cross-breeding to promote genetic Low Uric Acid.


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Non-genetic accident, environment or contagion must be known in order to eliminate the problem.


Preventing Hip Dysplasia

Preventing CHD isn't just about genetics and x-rays so what IS the key to good hips?


DNA Smokescreen

Just when you understand phenotype & genotype, there's common sense.


Hip X-Ray Accuracy

Study-drawings reveal new x-ray position shows joint laxity, more reliably predicts hip dysplasia.



types of seizure, genetic indications, other causes, epilepsy treatment.


Breeder Considerations

Both genetic mutations and environmental influences can alter canine DNA.


Dogs depend on good breeders to keep them healthy through serious study of canine geneticsThe Emperor's Genetics

A genetic perspective on external appearances in show dogs.


Babe, Real-life Genetics

taught by a Springer Spaniel, a half-breed father, and a child’s love.


Breeding Choices

Are breed type and breed standards affected by fad judging? Multi-Group Judge compares the dog show ring to the Arabian horse fancy.


Genetic X Factor

Is it a secret?  No.  It's the genetic X factor...


Canine Infertility Disease

Purebreds that fail to reproduce can be devastating to fixed-goal breeding plans.


What Is Dog Genetically?

International judge explains domestic dog origination with wolf, dingo photos.


Piece Work Dogs?

Multi-Group Judge on genetic virtues of a balanced breeding program.




Hereditary health problems can be reduced or bred out of the bloodline  through stringent genetic testing.


Future Of Purebred Dogs

one-puppy litters are not uncommon in purebred dogs, even from a Dachshund motherIs it genetics? Breeder dedication? The parent club? AKC? Or is it respect for breed type?


Health Certification (1)

The sick truth behind non-genetic health certifications. Part 1


Canine Health Testing (2)

OFA, CERF, CHIC, CHF have inherently fatal flaws in moral and genetic logic. Part 2


To top breeders a pedigree analysis is more important than DNA because a top breeder can “read” genetic soundness.


Reading Pedigrees

Can be revealing to breeders who know how to read "the lines"!


Why Dogs Talk To Us

We take for granted that dogs communicate with us without realizing it is the world’s only interspecies communication!


Saving Purebred Dogs

Breed Standards dictate performance and so does NASCAR! Meet the divers and learn how the slightest design change affects form and function!


Turn Dogs Into Canaries

Did you agree to submit your dog as a test subject?


Heredity: Was Darwin Wrong?

How breeders can control genes to determine coat, size, color, health.


Successful Dog Breeding

Group Judge on Linebreeding, Inbreeding, Outcrossing, and Backcrossing.


The Wolf In Your Dog

What is the origin of the dog? Was he always a dog? Bedtime stories and professionals don't know and few agree.


Canaan Dog History

The Dog of Israel is gaining popularity and we are please to pictorially present the ancient-new breed by this All-Breeds judge.


Genetic Problems Solved

Words of Wisdom for dog breeders! If only it were this simple.


Purity of Purebreds

Are foreign or Designer Dog bloodlines as genetically pure as AKC registered stock?


Genetics Applied

Breed healthy, typey dogs, not canine caricatures with numbers and letters.


Dog DNA Helps Humans

You dog's DNA could provide a model for combating human diseases.


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