Canine Behavioral Genetics

How genetics influences behavior in dogs

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    Finding a Dog Trainer: The Counter Intuitive Rules

    Finding a good trainer for your dog can be a lot trickier than you might think.

    The Usual Route: Word of Mouth and Online Reviews When looking for a dog trainer, many pet owners will start with word-of-mouth referrals from friends, family members, and even their veterinarians. This can be a great starting...

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    Unraveling the Correlation between Canine Genetics and Behavior

    How do you test what role genetics plays in behavior?

    As we continue to explore the fascinating world of canine genetics and behavior, one cannot help but question, how do scientists establish a correlation between a dog's genetic makeup and its behavior? The answer lies in the careful...

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    Big Dogs: Big Mobility Problems

    How does genetics play a role in mobility for large dogs?

    The study of canine genetics dates back to the early 20th century, but it gained significant traction with advancements in molecular biology and genomics. Initially, breeders used a basic understanding of heredity to selectively breed...

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Mission Statement

K9 Behavioral Genetics is committed to illuminating the connections between a dog's genetics and its behavior. We strive to provide in-depth, scientific insights into the world of Canine Behavioral Genetics; to provide aid to pet owners, breeders, trainers, and animal lovers in the form of a better understanding of their furry friends. The gap between complex scientific research and everyday dog care is immense, but we want to form the bridge.

We want to enhance the relationship between humans and dogs through the power of understanding, fostering empathy, patience, and improved care for the wonderful creatures that share our lives.