Practical Assortative Mating

A dog breed, or any animal breed, requires a delicate balance between genetic diversity and consistency of traits. Both of these aspects are essential for the breed’s long-term survival and health, as well as for maintaining the breed’s defining characteristics. Variability for Health: Variability in a breed’s gene pool is essential for maintaining the breed’s … Read more

Tracing the Bloodline Connection Among Male Black and Tan English Shepherds

This short article examines the bloodline connection among 15 male Black and Tan English Shepherds using canine genetics, specifically focusing on their shared paternal haplogroup A1a and haplotypes H1a.29 and H1a.48. By analyzing the DNA test results provided by Embark Vet, we determined that these dogs exhibit a close genetic relationship, supported by their … Read more