Blazingstar Flatcoated Retrievers is doing an article/research on genetic diversity according to pedigree analysis. I am not sure what all that smart talk means exactly :), but I found the results to be very interesting & not what I had expected.
In the 4 breeds pictured above, guess which one has the greatest diversity?
If you said the Labrador you would be correct :) They have the greatest diversity with an effective population size of 114.
Next would be the Flatcoated Retriever with 52, I would have thought the collie !
Next is the Berger Des Pyrennes which is tied with the Collie at 33.
Like I said I really don't understand this but find it interesting non the less LOL!
The picture representing the breeds was taken by Liz, models are... Karma the Labrador, Kort the Collie, Tinbie the Flatcoated Retriever & Boone the Berger Des Pyrennes.