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June 2018 Update on the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD)

    To help to Sponsor this great initiative contact Project Director .

    Genetic Test Providers can learn more about participating here


    Here's an update following the launch of the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) and a look ahead at the next steps of this landmark initiative:


    harmonization-of-genetic-testing-for-dogs-2-12-2018.pngSince the launch of the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) database on 7 May, there has been a surge of interest from both the public, and potential new collaborators. The HGTD database was culmination of months of hard work, building of new collaborations, fundraising, and data management. One of the major IPFD projects, it arose from discussions at the International Dog Health Workshops (IDHWs); the HGTD is a proud achievement, exemplifying the IDHW’s tagline:  Information – Collaboration – Action!

    We have been pleased to find that people are already using the HGTD database to help find the right international genetic test provider, and testing information, for their dogs. By publishing details on a test provider’s measure of quality, business and research information, and tests provided – as well as information on hundreds of breed-specific DNA tests – dog owners and health professionals are able to make the most of this project.

    Since the launch, the HGTD project’s next steps have been working to add more genetic test providers, opening a 2018 sponsorship option to increase GTP participation. We have also been responding rapidly to update testing information and data – including feedback coming from fantastic breed experts and breed club members. We thank all of you who continue to contribute.

    Over the summer, we will be focusing on updating testing information and data from our current, and any new GTPs joining us – meaning you may notice changes and additions for your breed. We are also continually working to deliver a resource that is accessible and easy for all of our international members to use – please do get in touch if you have ideas on how we can keep making this project better for dog owners and breeders.


    HGTD Quick Links:

    IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs: Initiative Description

    Main HGTD Resources Page


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