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Lifespan in dog breeds

Lifespan in dog breeds author – Bitten Jönsson A topic which is discussed over and over again – longevity in dogs seem to be a multifactored cause, some of these can be – genetic disease – size of breeds – diversity of breeds but also the age of the parents to the offspring – and… Read More »

Y chromosome haplotype analysis in purebred dogs

Danika L. Bannasch,1 Michael J. Bannasch,2* Jeanne R. Ryun,1* Thomas R. Famula,3 Niels C. Pedersen4 1Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA 2Center for Companion Animal Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA 3Department of Animal Science, University of California,… Read More »

The impacts of inbreeding, drift and selection on genetic diversity in captive breeding populations

JANNA R. WILLOUGHBY,* NADIA B. FERNANDEZ,† MAUREEN C. LAMB,† JAMIE A. IVY,‡ ROBERT C. LACY§ and J. ANDREW DEWOODY*† *Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, 715 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA, †Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 715 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA, ‡Global Collections Department, San… Read More »

Evidence of inbreeding depression – by Professor Sonia Garzia

Evidence of inbreeding depression – a prospective study in the population of the European Dobermann – by Professor Sonia Garzia (2011) Introduction: Modern purebred dogs are plagued by many kinds of heritable diseases. The high prevalence of diseases and defects in pure dog breeds are due to high selection intensities in genetically closed populations (Ubbink… Read More »

Average onset of DCM – by Bitten Jönsson

Average onset of DCM by Bitten Jönsson (2013) In our breed females starts to develop DCM around the age of 8 years …. A quite interesting statement, especially when the average lifespan in females diagnosed with heart problem/DCM is approx. 7,14 years. In addition to this, from diagnose and with appropriate medication, the average lifespan… Read More »