Genomics may help DCM and lead to targeted dog nutrition

Two decades ago, sequencing a single person’s genome took hundreds of scientists, engineers and technicians.


Welsh Corgi breeders benefited from genetic mapping to help them avoid congenital health problems, inbreeding and other issues related to the stubby-legged dogs’ well-being. One long-time Pembroke Welsh Corgi breeder, Bill Shelton, told me his operation has spent millions on research to devise DNA markers and identify genetic anomalies within specific dogs. I spoke with Shelton at this year’s American Kennel Club National Championship in Orlando, Florida. Read more.

Wall, Tim. “Genomics May Help DCM and Lead to Targeted Dog Nutrition.”,, 3 Jan. 2020,

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