Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal publishing original research and review articles relating to all aspects of canine genetics and epidemiology.


  • Gustavo Aguirre, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bill Ollier, University of Manchester

Managing Editor

  • Lorna Kennedy, University of Manchester

The Kennel Club Educational Trust will cover 50% of the article processing charge for manuscripts published in the area of domestic dog health. Please contact for more information.


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  • Candidate gene approach points to parallels between human and canine diabetes

    This study examined 18 genes associated with human monogenic diabetes, and tested whether they are also associated with diabetes in 17 different dog breeds. Six variants from five genes were associated with diabetes in some breeds, including two variants in ZFP57 associated with diabetes in two different breeds.

    Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2014, 1:8
  • The influence of genetics on behaviour in dogs

    Claire Wade and colleagues at the University of Sydney present an overview of the genetic influences on behaviour in dogs, and common hurdles faced by behavioural geneticists in the field.

    Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2014, 1:7
  • Inherited hearing loss in Border Collies

    This study examined adult-onset hearing loss in a group of 216 Border Collies, with special focus on the genetic components that may be involved.

    Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2014, 1:6
  • What can cohort studies in the dog tell us?

    Carys Pugh and colleagues look at how cohort studies have been used to identify risk factors for disease in dogs, as well as their role in future canine health research.

    Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2014, 1:5

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is published with the support and backing of the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs.

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ISSN: 2052-6687