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The Library

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Dermatomyositis and Skin Conditions

Beyond the MHC: A canine model of dermatomyositis shows a complex pattern of genetic risk involving novel loci

Ulcerative dermatosis of the Shetland sheepdog and rough collie dog may represent a novel vesicular variant of cutaneous lupus erythematosus

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Degenerative Myelopathy

Breed Distribution of SOD1 Alleles Previously Associated with Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Degenerative myelopathy in the Collie breed: a retrospective immunohistochemical analysis of superoxide dismutase 1 in an affected Rough Collie

Genetic Diversity

iCollie Inbreeding and Genetic Diversity Charts

Population Structure and Inbreeding From Pedigree Analysis of Purebred Dogs

Kennel Club Popular Sire Infographic

Kennel Club Rough Collie Population Analysis

Kennel Club Smooth Collie Population Analysis

Collie Eye Anomaly

Collie eye anomaly in the rough collie in Sweden: genetic transmission and influence on offspring vitality

Influence of selective breeding on the prevalence of chorioretinal dysplasia and coloboma in the rough collie in Sweden

Collie Eye Anomaly in Switzerland

Collie Eye Anomaly in the United Kingdom

Coat Colour Genetics

2020 Being Merle: The Molecular Genetic Background of the Canine Merle Mutation

Merle phenotypes in dogs –SILV SINE insertions from Mc to Mh 

Association of an Agouti Allele with Fawn or Sable Coat Colour

A-Defensin Mutation Causes Black Coat Color in Domestic Dogs

2020 Coat Colour Genetics - a Review

Exclusion of MC1R and Agouti as candidates for dominant black in dogs

Pigment Intensity in Dogs is Associated with a Copy Number Variant Upstream of KITLG

A Simple Repeat Polymorphism in the MITF-M Promoter Is a Key Regulator of White Spotting in Dogs

Signature of Balancing Selection at the MC1R Gene in Kunming Dog Populations

A SINE Insertion Causes the Black and Tan and Saddle Tan Phenotypes

Inflammatory Pulmonary Disease

AKNA Frameshift Variant in Three [Rough Collie] Dogs with Recurrent Inflammatory Pulmonary Disease


A retrospective survey on canine intracranial tumors between 2007 and 2017

Multidrug Resistance Gene

The prevalence of ABCB1:c.227_230delATAG mutation in affected dog breeds from European countries

Genotypic and allelic frequencies of MDR1 gene in dogs in Italy


Influence of inbreeding on reproductive performance, ejaculate quality and testicular volume in the dog

Semen parameters and electron microscope observations of spermatozoa of the red wolf, Canis rufus

Relationship of inbreeding with sperm quality and reproductive success in Mexican gray wolves

Inbreeding Depression in a Captive Wolf (Canis lupus) Population

in other species

Unique Seminal Quality in the South African Cheetah and a Comparative Evaluation in the Domestic Cat

Managing Inbreeding within Sheep Breeding Programmes

Spaying and Neutering

Assisting Decision-Making on Age of Neutering for 35 Breeds of Dogs: Associated Joint Disorders, Cancers, and Urinary Incontinence

For [Rough Collie] females, given the apparent risks of cancers with spaying at <6 mo. and UI with spaying at 6–11 mo., the guideline is to delay spaying until the female is a year old.

Assisting Decision-Making on Age of Neutering for 35 Breeds of Dogs: Associated Joint Disorders, Cancers, and Urinary Incontinence

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