Give a Dog a Genome is a new initiative launched by the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust to create the UK’s largest canine genome bank to help generations of dogs.
This genome bank will improve dog health by radically increasing our understanding of the canine genome. We aim to sequence the entire genomes (all 2.4 billion letters of DNA) of 50 different dog breeds by the end of 2016, but we need your help to do so. Here is a link to the AHT website where a full explanation as to exactly what this project is is explained: http://www.aht.org.uk/gdg
I am delighted to say that Cesky Terriers are going to be one of the 50 breeds, BUT we must donate £1000 to fund the research and The Kennel Club Charitable Trust will match our donation. We have less than 3 months to fundraise this money.
Donations can be sent directly to the Cesky Club treasurer Richard Taylor, via paypal again to the Club.
Various fundraising events are in the planning and we will post updates on here of how the fundraising is going and give details of any events.
Any ideas are welcome and I will endevour to answer any questions you may have.
Update – 24/03/16
Breed Health Coordinator