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The Canine and Genetics Project.Dr.Karen Overall.

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New insight as to why some breeds have concerns regarding noise reactivity and performance.Dr.Overall  ( Canine and Genetics Project) found that herding groups have some overlapping genes related to task . Many dogs from  herding groups work as agility, sniffing, service or as herding dogs.The researchers studied three breeds-Australian shepherds,Border collies, and German shepherds.The study is still ongoing.

Canine and Genetics Project

Dr.Karen Overall


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