Posts by Rebekah

Bernese Mountain Dog test breeding

It’s been a while since we have made a test breeding video! Today I ran through several test breedings, demonstrated...

Introducing the newest researcher for canine genetic diversity: Dr. Felipe Avila

Dr. Niels Pedersen has led a long and distinguished career in the genetic study of domesticated species. Few could compare...

Preliminary summary: Bernese Mountain Dogs

The Bernese Mountain Dog community has been off to a great start in assessing the biodiversity of their breed by...

Breed report: Berger Picard

The previous preliminary report of the Berger Picard found that they had little biodiversity as a breed. Due to the...

Visiting your breeder

You want a purebred dog. You also want one from a breeder you know is contributing to the future of...

Is this THE gene?

Dog breeders often hold out hope that researchers will find them “the gene”. The gene that plagues their breed and...

“The Sky is Falling”: Not exactly.

Blog written in conjunction by Natalie Green Tessier and Rebekah Zurbrugg When it comes to the sustainability of purebred dog...

Whippet: preliminary findings

The Whippet community has been off to a great start in assessing the biodiversity of their breed by submitting 54...

Genetic diversity in the Borzoi

Dr. Niels Pedersen recently published a final breed report on the Borzoi! What did UC Davis’ professor emeritus Dr. Niels...

Contributing positively to the future

Dogs within purebred gene pools are by their very nature related. At some point within the formation of the breed,...

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