DNA

Blue-eyed dogs – new study reveals genetic duplication

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Striking and elegant, there really is something special about blue-eyed dogs.  Whilst previous research has shown that blue eye colour is associated with coat colour, a recent study has revealed a genetic tweak can result in dogs having blue-eyes. The study was conducted by Embark,  a dog DNA company, with researchers from Cornell University College […]

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English Bulldog health comes under fire

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The English bulldog is one of the most popular breeds and it’s also a national icon, symbolising British pluck.  But many experts have long cited this breed as symbolising all that is wrong with dog-fancy, due to their sheer number of health problems.  In 2004, a survey by the Kennel Club of Great Britain found […]

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The origin of dog; new DNA evidence

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Much has been written about the domestication of dogs over the years; research has pointed to Fido’s ancestor being from one line of wolf, and domestication happening at one time anywhere between 10,000 to 30,000 years ago (depending on which study you pick).  However, new evidence from researchers at the University of Oxford (working as […]

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