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Genetic Diversity

 OHR Public Dogs Coefficients of Inbreeding  

Genetic Diversity in UK Bearded Collies born 1980 and after

Genetic Consequences of Breed Formation by Dr. Jerold Bell

Backyard Geneticist, CA Sharp. Australian Shepherd Genetics and Health Institute.

NEW (1/16/17):  BeaCon has completed a project on the genetic diversity of USA Bearded Collies.  All dogs in the AKC Stud Books for 1977-2015 were included in analysis.  The report will be available soon here and in the winter e-newsletter.


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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Abnormal regrowth

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Coefficients of Inbreeding for Dogs in Public Section of Open Health Registry

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