UC Davis with Better Bred is doing a genetic diversity study on the American Eskimo. We are receiving a $25 discount, so only making it $25.00 per dog. We would like just 2 dogs per household and not closely related. This is for all sizes, UKC dogs and AKC. We need 96 Eskies, I think we could do that if everyone participates. No littermates or sire/dams and offspring.
For the research phase, we request that samples not include full siblings or parent/offspring pairs, and we hope for individuals from the widest range of different lines possible. More related dogs can be added after the initial report is done.
The world’s best Canine Genetic Diversity Test, from UC Davis’ renowned Veterinary Genetics Lab. Developed by dedicated veterinarians and conservation geneticists specifically to assess genetic diversity in breeds, dogs, and matings.
Two tests available per customer!
You have to have a membership account with BetterBred. They have both Free and Paid memberships. If you do not already have a membership, go to www.betterbred.com/register to create your free Account.
Wait for your email to activate your account. Be sure to check your spam folder.
Once your account is active, login and go here: https://www.betterbred.com/product/american-eskimo-sponsored-genetic-diversity-test
You’ll then fill out a long form list. Add to Cart. For a second dog, just change the fields you need and Add to Cart again. Then go to your Cart and Check Out.
Then VGL will send out the swabs and form. When they have received your sample, you will get an email from VGL. If you do not receive one, they haven’t gotten it yet. That is currently a question they get a lot with the delay in the mail.