Akita Genetic Diversity Test Phase two!

The first phase of the Akita Genetic Diversity Test for Japanese Akitas and American Akitas at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, UC Davis, is finished! The results are now on the VGL’s webpage https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/dog/GeneticDiversityInAkitas.php ....

Next step; Akita diversity test

Big thanks to all who took part on this first phase! Second phase started; Akita diversity test People are now ordering their sample kits and we can wait for the results. Dr Pedersen told us that first results for the breed (no individual results as those are private)...

Introduction to the genetic situation of Akitas

Before we can understand the health situation of Akitas, we need to understand basic genetics. Genes make all living organisms, including man, work. I could explain about genes, alleles, and genomes but let’s keep this very simple. The health issues of Akitas...