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TOP #94: How DNA Research Is Helping Dogs Around the World

I'm speaking with Dr. Angela Hughes, PhD and her work in canine genetics field. We discuss current research and what the future holds for pets and owners.

Our Dogs’ DNA Carry Cancer Genes from Over 10,000 Years Ago

Today’s American dogs have the DNA of a cancer gene that apparently wiped out the ancient dogs that originally roamed the Americas. The history of...

The Importance of Studying Dog Genetics and How This Helps Pet...

There’s a booming market for studying dog genetics and here’s what dog owners need to know about it. Some dog lovers believe that dogs behave...

Darwin’s Dogs Aim to Uncover Canine DNA Changes Caused by Domestication

Genetic testing breakthroughs in dogs are linking their breed, behavior, and health through DNA. “Darwin’s Dogs” is another new project that is paving the...

Top 5 Best Dog DNA Tests

Is your dog a mutt? While the shelter, rescue organization, pet store or breeder that you adopted your mixed breed from may have you told...

Study Shows We Share Similar Genes With Dogs That Impact Our...

Scientists have not only found 5 genes in dogs which influence their social ability to interact with humans, but have also discovered that 4...

Scientists Found Out Why Pugs, Boxers and Bulldogs Have Flat Faces

Scientists have conducted a study of canine DNA, and it has revealed the genetic reasoning behind the flat faces found in dogs like Bulldogs...

TOP #6: How Effective and Beneficial Are Dog DNA Tests?

These days, DNA tests for dogs are becoming more and more popular as a lot of pet owners choose to learn as much as possible about...

9 Wolf-Like Dog Breeds: Know the Difference and Choose Wisely

Wolf-type dogs have a special place in our hearts. Wolf-like dog breeds are large, beautiful, powerful animals that possess a “cool-factor” that some people...

Op-Ed: Canine Genetics – How to Make a Dog

Many years ago, I decided to breed a litter of cocker spaniels. I had a solid-black female with a good pedigree, and after some...

3 Best DNA Test for Dogs: What Works in 2017?

If you are the proud owner of a mixed breed dog, you have probably heard the question from other people around you many times:...

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