Canine Behavioural Genetics
Working farm dogs are key contributors to the agricultural sector in Australia but scientific research into these animals has been limited. This project will, for the first time, measure and record both behavioural and health attributes in farm dogs. Modern canine genomic technologies will allow us to identify genetic markers that are predictive of working dog trainability and success in dogs. This will save money and reduce wastage by increasing the aptitude of dogs entering training and assessment programs.