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Genetic Diversity in UK Bearded Collies born 1980 and after
Backyard Geneticist, CA Sharp. Australian Shepherd Genetics and Health Institute.
Genetic diversity of USA dogs in AKC Stud Books 1977-
Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy (SLO) is autoimmune in nature, with symptoms that include pain, loss of nails, bleeding, split nails, and abnormal nail regrowth. See photos below. Read about current research details and how you can participate here
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Information updated 9/13/16. 2853 Beardies in OHR.
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