Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs): A Way to Breed Away From Inherited Disease in all Dog Breeds?

The Fight To Save The Cavalier Breed

Groundbreaking research for dogs is taking place at the Animal Health Trust, under Dr Sarah Blott and Dr Tom Lewis, to provide Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for all Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in the UK, writes Carol Fowler.

The aim of this project is to develop strategies for breeders for selection against disease while safeguarding the long term health of a breed by maintaining genetic diversity.

Source: DogMagazine.net – the K9 Magazine blog

Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs): A Way to Breed Away From Inherited Disease in all Dog Breeds?

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