Breed, Behavior, and Mutt Genomics

Breed, Behavior, and Mutt Genomics

Morrill, Kathleen, et al. “Ancestry-inclusive dog genomics challenges popular breed stereotypes.” Science 376.6592 (2022): eabk0639. PubMed Link | Full Text Link by Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD (Note: the author of this summary is second author on the paper) ...
Facial Conformation and Risk of BOAS

Facial Conformation and Risk of BOAS

Packer, et al. “Impact of facial conformation on canine health: brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome”. PLOS One (2015) 10: e0137496. PubMed Link | Full Text Link This two-part study investigates risk factors for brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS)...
Sex-Specific Aging in Dogs?

Sex-Specific Aging in Dogs?

Hoffman, et al. “Do female dogs age differently than male dogs?”. J Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. (2018): 73: 150-156. PubMed Link | Full Text Link This study investigates sex differences in longevity and causes of death in dogs taking into account the effect of...
Variation in Neuroanatomy Across Dog Breeds

Variation in Neuroanatomy Across Dog Breeds

Hecht, Erin T., et al. “Significant Neuroanatomical Variation Among Domestic Dog Breeds.” Journal of Neuroscience. 39(2019):7748 –7758. This study investigates how the size and shape of different areas of the brain vary across dog breeds, which may contribute to...