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The Leader in Requiring Genetic Testing by Dog Kennels and Breeders
ResearchBreeder.com allows the user to obtain information related to specific dog breeds, the breeders making up the breeding programs, their business, litters and dogs which make up their litters. ReserchBreeder.com compiles information from a multitude of sources including a vast group of research laboratories, national breed clubs, and breeders. This information is then used as a foundation for statistical analysis. ResearchBreeder.com has the ability to score dogs based on the required and optional tests prescribed by national breed clubs and the test results provided by the laboratories which did the test(s) or analyzed data from other testing facilities.
ResearchBreeder.com's data analysis allows comparisons of one dog to others at a litter level, kennel level, breed level and even multi-breed levels through the comparison of "Points Scored". All analysis and comparisons remain the same within specific breeds. Outside specific breeds comparisons are done on a "weight" basis due to the fact not all breeds have the same number of required or optional tests available and tests performed on those dogs within those specified breeds.
It should be noted although AKC and the national breed clubs associated with the AKC recommend testing, there are no mandatory requirements to actually complete tests or record the results of the test(s) completed. Subsequently, testing data is actually limited when compared to the number of dogs whelped on a yearly basis in the United States. Nevertheless, statistics can be extremely accurate even with relatively small numbers of dogs being tested. In addition, because testing began as early as the 1970's in some breeds there is adequate data to analyze on a statistical basis.
It is the goal of ResearchBreeder.com to assist those considering the purchase of a dog to make an informed decision regarding health considerations including genetic tendencies found in the breeds. RBC further desires to assist breeders in obtaining as much information related to the dogs and bitches used in their programs as a part of improving the breed itself.
Another goal of RBC is to provide information related to breeders/kennels which although presented to the public as ethical in their breeding practices, in fact are not.
In the future RBC will be providing more ways to analyze and report tendencies of breeds, breeding practices, and practical ways to encourage breeders to do testing more economically and provide purchasers the most complete information as possible to assist them in their decision making process.