Give a Dog a Genome


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:

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.


Update – 23/04/17

“Dear Wendy

Thank you for your email.

We are currently in the process of collating the information from your health form and assessing which condition we should sequence. I’m hopeful that it won’t be too much longer before we come to a decision on that, but I will let you know as soon as we do.

I understand the frustration at the perceived speed with which Give a Dog a Genome is moving, but rest assured we are moving as fast as we possibly can, and the Cesky Terriers are one of quite a few breeds that we have not yet decided on. I realise that my last general update was a while ago now, so will be sending another shortly.

Thank you for your patience.

Best wishes,


Wendy Tobijanski
Breed Health Coordinator
01691 770930

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