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Labradors’ love for lunch: A genetic explanation

Labradors are known for loving their food, and a study from the University of Cambridge has found out why. Approximately 25% of Labradors have a special gene, called POMC...

Vegan dogs could offset UK’s entire carbon footprint

A recent study from the University of Winchester has attracted a lot of attention due to its findings on the environmental effects of pet food. As reported by yesterday’s...

Gene editing advances raise cautious hope for healthier Labradors

Hip dysplasia, an inherited disorder frequently found in Labradors, can cast a shadow over their lives, causing excruciating pain and restricting their mobility. However, in a scientific feat reminiscent...

RSPCA warns new English law could lead to gene-edited dogs

The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act has recently received the Royal Assent prompting the RSPCA to voice "serious concerns" regarding its implications for dogs. This new law permits the...

Alarming gap in understanding dog anxiety revealed

New statistics from The Kennel Club have sounded an alarm bell. The figures indicate a troubling deficit in dog owners' ability to identify stress signals in their pets. This...

Dog Behaviour Not Solely Determined by Breed, Study Shows

A recent study, published in Science, challenges the commonly held belief that a dog’s behaviour is solely determined by its breed. The research suggests that genetics only play a...

Can dogs speak? A journey into canine language

The fascinating world of canine communication has never been more promising. Recent developments in research and technology are beginning to unravel the mystery that has long surrounded the way dogs convey their thoughts and feelings. These advances hold the potential to revolutionise the professional dog care industry.

Decoding the Genetic Blueprint of Dogs: New Insights into Behaviour

A groundbreaking new study conducted by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, along with several other institutions, has uncovered the genetic influences that shape dog breed behaviour. These insights into canine genetics provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of dogs.

Dog Hair Hormone Levels Reveal Shelter Stress

A recent study suggests that analysing the hormone levels in dog hair can provide valuable insights into the stress levels experienced by dogs in shelters. This non-invasive technique may...

French Bulldogs have shortest lifespan among UK dog breeds

A recent study has revealed that French Bulldogs have the shortest lifespan among dog breeds in the UK. This worrying trend raises concerns about the health and well-being of...

Labrador dogs gene edited and cloned to prevent inherited hip disease

Labrador dogs have become the focus of a ground breaking research effort aimed at preventing inherited hip disease. In a significant scientific achievement, researchers have successfully edited and cloned...

Stress-Sniffing Dogs Detect Human Distress with 94% Accuracy

Stress-sniffing dogs have proven their remarkable ability to detect human distress, according to a recent study. Researchers successfully trained dogs to identify stress-related odours present in breath and sweat...