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    Default Book suggestions on breeding/genetics?

    I'd like to find a book or two on dog genetics, specifically to learn more about color, breeding, disease etc in dogs, and specifically labs. Any good suggestions?
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

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    Surely someone's got a good read to suggest??
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

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    I think because genetics is ever changing the Internet forums like this and real life interactions with above average breeders are our best bet.

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    If you go to offa.org, you can search by breed for the recommended health clearances, and lots of info about various things like hips and elbows, eyes, thyroid, patella, etc. You can go to labradorcnm.com to read up on CNM, there's stickies at the top here re; EIC & PRA. For color genetics, you can try blueknightlabs.com, and they have a host of other articles regarding breeding on their site as well.
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    Thanks for the tips!
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    If you can get a copy of this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Genetics-Intro...s=dog+genetics

    It is the best. Very easy for the novice to understand and discusses complex inheritance principles. I was fortunate to be able to buy it while in print.

    This is also a good one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Control-Canine...s=dog+genetics

    If you have time, there is an excellent online class at: http://www.instituteofcaninebiology....ic-popgen.html

    Excellent class. And will help you to realize you can't throw out carriers.

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    While this won't cover coat color genetics and other basics, it is still interesting and worthwhile I think: an online population genetics course - http://www.instituteofcaninebiology.org/

    There is also this (free) course on reproduction that was quite well done: https://www.coursera.org/course/theriogenology

    Not specific to labs, but basic and easy to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin Lynes View Post
    While this won't cover coat color genetics and other basics, it is still interesting and worthwhile I think: an online population genetics course - http://www.instituteofcaninebiology.org/

    There is also this (free) course on reproduction that was quite well done: https://www.coursera.org/course/theriogenology

    Not specific to labs, but basic and easy to follow.
    I took the Coursera Therio free online MOOC last spring. Learned things. I like the book that was recommended too.
    Coppertop's Captain Kirk CD MH WCX CCA VC (2004-2011) (Kirk)
    Gaylan's Roddenberry a la Mode SH WCX CCA (Kira)
    Top Flight's Cayuga Klingon SH, WCX (Worf)
    Coppertop's Trill of a Lifetime WC (Dax)

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    Awesome thanks so much! Time to start reading!
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    In my opinion, the science of genetics is but one very important part of the art of breeding. By all means learn as much about genetics as you can, but if you want to read a really good book about breeding dogs, try Robert Wehle's "Snakefoot".
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