Canine Health & Genetics Archive

  • In my last post I quoted one of my favorite sayings, “When the bow is beneath the waves, follow the rats,” which is based on a slightly less melodious quote […]

    Follow the Rats

    In my last post I quoted one of my favorite sayings, “When the bow is beneath the waves, follow the rats,” which is based on a slightly less melodious quote […]

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  • The always relevant and topical Dolittler blog recently posted about “Franken-animals poised to enter the Franken-food supply,” which started a great discussion in the comments. But sadly Dolittler’s comments hate […]

    Genetic Engineering 101

    The always relevant and topical Dolittler blog recently posted about “Franken-animals poised to enter the Franken-food supply,” which started a great discussion in the comments. But sadly Dolittler’s comments hate […]

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  • It’s been ten years since Dolly the Sheep was cloned and it amazes me that many a dog breeder believes in inbreeding (and line breeding, if you must differentiate, but […]

    Embrace Cloning

    It’s been ten years since Dolly the Sheep was cloned and it amazes me that many a dog breeder believes in inbreeding (and line breeding, if you must differentiate, but […]

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  • The culmination of the previous post is this statement: Our phylogenetic, clustering, and principal components analyses all suggest a genetic split within the breed between working and show Border Collies […]

    A Breed Apart II

    The culmination of the previous post is this statement: Our phylogenetic, clustering, and principal components analyses all suggest a genetic split within the breed between working and show Border Collies […]

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  • Those of us in Border Collies have long known that they’re in a class by themselves in the arenas of intelligence, agility, drive, and trainability. They’re different from other dogs […]

    A Breed Apart I

    Those of us in Border Collies have long known that they’re in a class by themselves in the arenas of intelligence, agility, drive, and trainability. They’re different from other dogs […]

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