Inbreeding Depression and Lifespan

Inbreeding Depression and Lifespan

Yordy, J, et al. “Body size, inbreeding, and lifespan in domestic dogs”.┬áConserv. Genet. 21 (2020): 137-148. PubMed Link | PDF Link This study investigates evidence for inbreeding depression in lifespan in dogs at three scales: comparing mixed breed and...
Why Large Dogs Die Young

Why Large Dogs Die Young

Kraus, C, et al. “The size-lifespan trade-off decomposed: Why large dogs die young”. Am. Nat. 181 (2013): 492-505. This study investigates the demographic mechanisms behind the trade-off between size and lifespan in the domestic dog. Background Large dogs...