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Brittany DNA Studies

Postby Barb Wright » Thu May 03, 2007 11:47 am

ABR has been contributing DNA samples to a specific Brittany DNA study for some time....if you wish to also contribute samples from your Brittany you can do so. Here is current info:

http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/research/can ... /brittany/
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Postby Lisa » Thu May 03, 2007 11:49 am

Wanted to add...

If you will be at either the CA or TX picnic, we will have DNA kits available to take DNA samples of as many dogs as possible!!
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Postby swillow66 » Thu May 03, 2007 1:52 pm

Another quick note, this study is open to ALL Britts! Rescued/or not, AKC papered/or not. It is very quick and simple, involving a simply swab inside the mouth.

We are very lucky to be part of this study and hopefully someday it will make a difference for our beloved breed!
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Postby Helen E. » Fri May 04, 2007 12:40 am

Just ordered 3 kits. :)
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Postby Humphrey's Mom » Fri May 04, 2007 1:27 pm

I know it said paperless brittanies were fine, but what about brittany mixes? Bandit is supposed to be half springer/half brittany...Or should I just order a kit for crazy Humphrey?
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Postby Barb Wright » Fri May 04, 2007 3:17 pm

Not really my call, but I would say not Britt mixes simply because this is a Brittany study. Paperless to me means a dog that is still positively a Britt. Maybe a note to Rhonda might be in order, but I am guessing no mixes.
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Postby Annie'sRebecca » Fri May 04, 2007 3:41 pm

Ordered two for my pups. Is this different from the other study about aggressive dogs? Or the same study? I thought I saw a few emails regarding study for aggressive britts. Or am I just making this whole thing up in my head?????
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Postby Lisa » Fri May 04, 2007 4:22 pm

This is different than the study on aggressive dogs.

This DNA study is to help build a DNA database which will allow researchers to map the DNA of the Brittany. Hopefully it will allow them to isolate genetic markers on some of the diseases we see cropping up, and allow them to develop tests for these disease so that dogs can be screened before breeding.

If you know for sure that your dog is a mix, don't get a sample...pure Brittanys only, but they can be rescues, or dogs from breeders.
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Postby harleygrl1219 » Tue May 29, 2007 10:09 am

Just ordered my kit
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Postby HOPE » Tue May 29, 2007 4:22 pm

I ordered my kit around May 1st and I still haven't received mine. Does it take a long time?
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Postby Annie'sRebecca » Tue May 29, 2007 4:28 pm

Jackie,
I ordered mine around the same time as you, and I haven't gotten them, either. I was wondering about that also!

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Got mine in the mail today!
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Postby Helen E. » Tue May 29, 2007 11:24 pm

I ordered my kits on May 3. They were postmarked May 14 from CA and I got them on May 21.
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Postby Muddy Creek Britts » Wed May 30, 2007 12:07 am

Just ordered kits for my pups.
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Postby Heather » Thu May 31, 2007 2:14 pm

Barb Wright wrote:Not really my call, but I would say not Britt mixes simply because this is a Brittany study. Paperless to me means a dog that is still positively a Britt. Maybe a note to Rhonda might be in order, but I am guessing no mixes.


So without papers how do I know if my Britt is really a Britt and not a sort of Britt?
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Postby Barb Wright » Thu May 31, 2007 4:14 pm

ABR faces this problem all the time with rescues that come from shelters. A visual is about all that is possible to make the decision "is" it?? or "isn't" it?? The Brittany has many distinctive features by which to identify it, and so if you get a whole bunch of "is" then it is called a Brittany.

Other sources would be if you know the dogs' history and can trace it back to a breeder. Often people don't pay the extra money to acquire the papers to register a dog because they are not going to show or breed, but they may still have the original information on the dog.

And once the DNA program is established then probably that will make it almost a guarantee that your dogs' genetics can be determined....that will be especially nice for dogs whose appearance is questionable.

Hope that supplies adequate answers to your questions :)
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