Population Genetics

What Does Population Genetics Have To Do With Breeding Dogs? The Institute of Canine Biology by Carol Beuchat, PhD  For most of history, people bred dogs to produce a particular type suitable for work, companionship, or whatever, and knowledge about genes and the principles of inheritance were used to improve the predictability of many traits…

Our Genetic Pantry

Who’s tending your genetic pantry? The Institute of Canine Biology,  by Carol Beuchat, PhD  Let’s pretend you are one of a group of master chefs, and you each whip up your own special meals using ingredients from a shared pantry. In the pantry there is a “replicator” gadget, and each time someone uses an ingredient…

Breeding for the Future

In my search for an understanding of why our Scotties are so susceptible to TCC/Bladder Cancer, I’ve trawled website after website and read plenty of articles, contacted ‘people in the know’, bashed a few heads together and just recently stumbled upon The Institute of Canine Biology. This is their brief intro …. Breeding for the Future…