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Brittany DNA Studies

Post by Barb Wright »

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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Post by Lisa »

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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Post by swillow66 »

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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Just ordered 3 kits. :)

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Post by Humphrey's Mom »

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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Post by Barb Wright »

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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Post by Annie'sRebecca »

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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Post by Lisa »

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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Just ordered my kit
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Post by HOPE »

I ordered my kit around May 1st and I still haven't received mine. Does it take a long time?
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Post by Annie'sRebecca »

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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Post by Helen E. »

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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Post by Muddy Creek Britts »

Just ordered kits for my pups.
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Post by Heather »

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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Post by Barb Wright »

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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