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    Your Input Could Help Scientists Bust Breed Stereotypes

    A now-famous 2012 study conducted by the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida demonstrated just how inaccurate the average human – and most canine experts – are at identifying a dog’s breed mix by sight...

      Shelter Puppy With Unusually Large Head Sparks DNA Debate

      When a litter of four stray puppies arrived at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) in June, the staff instantly noticed that one of the pups was not like the others. While his three littermates bore the characteristics of mini Border Collie mixes,...

        Dog Family Tree Reveals How Canine Breeds Came To Be

        After 20 years of collecting DNA samples from dogs all over the world, geneticists at the...