Archive for the 'Genetics' Category

Dachshunds Don Designer Shades To Research Human Blindness

August 9th, 2008

While you can buy Doggles (sunglasses for your dog) at any fancy pet boutique, some Dachshunds are wearing specially designed sunglasses to help researchers understand a form of blindness. Humans and Standard Wirehaired Dachshunds seem to have have a common link – they both can inherit cone-rod dystrophies, a group of eye diseases that cause […]

Take The Doggie DNA Quiz!

July 23rd, 2008

With Canine DNA tests being all the rage, here is a fun quiz you can take to see if you can determine the background of 10 dogs! I am wondering how these tests actually determine “purebred” status as all breeds were developed from others. Click Here to take the quiz and see how many dogs […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Breeds With Natural Bob Tails

December 11th, 2007

Question: what breeds of dogs have nubby tails? Answer: There are only a couple of breeds that have naturally occurring bob tails. The rest of the breeds we see with short tails such as Boxers, Doberman Pinschers and Rottweilers, have all had their tails Docked. Docking is the surgical removal of the tail to conform […]

Most Ancient Breeds: The Genetics

September 20th, 2007

What Science Can Tell Us About Our Friends… The science of genetics has contributed much to our knowledge about the ancestry of modern dog breeds, which among them are the most ancient, and pertinent details about progenitor breeds in the development of younger breeds. Not surprisingly, the most ancient breeds pioneered the working groups. Each […]