Beyond the Breed: Exploring Dog DNA
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 — 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Interested in the genetic make-up of your furry family members? Join us to learn about dog evolution and genetics!
August 18, 2021
Please register for an invite link.
Watch at the Library
We show online events on our big movie screen (when possible) or in a study room. The event is still online and live, not in-person or pre-recorded.
If you are interested in watching this online event at the library, let us know when you register.
Dog owners are becoming increasingly interested in the genetic make-up of their furry family members. As the popularity of Canine DNA testing grows and the trend of “Breed Reveal Parties” takes hold, the need for a general understanding of dog evolution and genetics grows. In order for owners to fully understand how their small mixed breed dog could possibly have German Shepherd in its DNA, they need a basic understanding of canine genetics. This program will provide the skills needed to identify dog breeds based on their phenotypic characteristics, give background information in canine evolution, and provide a basic understanding of canine genetics.
Presented by The Connecticut Humane Society.
We will meet online with a video chat using Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before, it is very simple and user friendly. We recommend installing Zoom on whichever device you will use (computer, smartphone, tablet) before the program starts. When you click the invite link, you will be prompted to open or install Zoom.