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Karen Hinchy: The Chinook Outcross Project

Karen Hinchy: The Chinook Outcross Project

Joyce Briggs is the President of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs (ACC&D). She’s dedicated her career to working in the world of animal sheltering, and has fascinating insights about how that world has changed over the past decades – backed up by some hard numbers. In this episode, we talk about the changing face of the animal shelter world in the United States, and speculate about what this could mean for people looking to get their next dog – and for dog breeders.

Emily Bray, PhD: Maternal Care in Dogs

Emily Bray, PhD: Maternal Care in Dogs

Joyce Briggs is the President of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs (ACC&D). She’s dedicated her career to working in the world of animal sheltering, and has fascinating insights about how that world has changed over the past decades – backed up by some hard numbers. In this episode, we talk about the changing face of the animal shelter world in the United States, and speculate about what this could mean for people looking to get their next dog – and for dog breeders.

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)  This paper...