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Breeder Education

Books and Links on the Basics of DNA and Genetics:

 
The Dog and Its Genome (Cold Spring Harbor Monograph Series) by Elaine A Ostrander (Editor), Urs Giger (Editor), Kerstin Lindblad-Toh (Editor)

Genetics for Dog Breeders
R. Robinson, Pergamon Press, Oxford England. 1990.

Genetics of the Dog M.B. Willis, Howell Book House, New York, New York. 1989. 
 The Dog and Its Genome (Cold Spring Harbor Monograph Series) by Elaine A Ostrander (Editor), Urs Giger (Editor), Kerstin Lindblad-Toh (Editor)
 
Canine Diversity Project - Started by Dr. John Armstrong, and continued by one of his PhD students, Dr. Mary Whitely, this is an expansive project to bring breeding information to the public. 
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Online Reviews:
Canine genomics and genetics: running with the pack.  
Parker HG, Ostrander EA.
Address:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16311623
 
The canine genome.
Ostrander EA, Wayne RK. 
Address:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16339369
 
Lessons learned from the dog genome.
Wayne RK, Ostrander EA. 
Address:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17963975
 
Cancer, Autoimmune disease and MHC diversity-should we blame vague toxins and food or inbreeding and closed registries? 
Address:  http://skeptivet.blogspot.com/2011/05/cancer-autoimmune-disease-and-mhc.html 
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Lewin's Genes X by Jocelyn E. Krebs, PhD, Elliott S. Goldstein, PhD


Lewin's Essential Genes by Benjamin Lewin, PhD, Jocelyn E. Krebs, PhD, Elliott S. Goldstein, PhD, Stephen T. Kilpatrick, PhD,

        
 
        Population Genetics and Dog Breeding  by Elizabeth Hare, PhD
 
        Genetic Variation
 
        Chromosome Analysis 
 

Genetic Screening Topics
 
 
 
     "How genes distribute when carriers of a recessive trait are bred together "-extracted from "Control of Canine Genetic Diseases" By George Padgett, DVM

-Genetic Implications to Cosmetic Surgery in Canines - Fixing things for the show ring can put a breeder's line in a fix!
 
      "Cheating Darwin"   This is an article about the human species and cosmetic surgery.
 


What to do if you identify a health issue occurring in your dogs?
 
                                                                                           Part 2 
 
This article was written by Sierra Milton (Stormsong German Short-Haired Pointers) and has been posted on numberous dog breed sites along with the Canine Chronicle.
 
 

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