Posts by Rebekah

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,...

Test breeding – Standard Poodles

The Standard Poodle population has been found to have a very severe genetic bottleneck. But, when we say that, what...

Balancing Act: Breeding for purpose, Placing with Purpose, Training for Purpose.

You know you are ready for your next canine companion, and you’ve decided you would like to get involved with...

Test breeding – Scottish Collie

Scottish Collies received their initial population summary last week, and today they had a test breeding created for them. But...

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