Canine Genetics

It never fails to amaze me that many "responsible" breeders do not even know or understand the absolutely basics of canine genetics. To me it is a MUST to be able to understand about resessive and dominant genes, or the difference between phenotype and genotype. Our aim here is to try and educate breeders on the very basics of Canine Genetics.

Basic Genetic Concepts

Introduction Most of you are undoubtedly aware that color and certain diseases such as progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) are inherited – that is, passed down from one or both the parents. However, you may wonder how a trait that does not appear in the dam’s pedigree can suddenly turn up in a litter out of […]