Coat Colour of the Bracco, helping to suppress tan point/tricolour study.
The Bracco Italiano Club has teamed up with Laboklin, an international laboratory for clinical diagnostics to understand the genes responsible for the colour in the Bracco Italiano and produce a chart that will help breeders to avoid having tan point/tricolour puppies.
We require a total of 20 dogs for the study and are looking for a mix of Bracco Italiano subjects, both Orange and Chestnut, we would also like to include a known tricolour, fawn and tan point Bracco.
The cost of the study for each dog will be at a discounted price, offered to the Bracco Italiano Club by Laboklin of £108 including VAT. This will include testing for the colour bundle (A+B+D1+E1+K). The DNA is collected via a Buccal swab, anyone who wishes to partake in the study will receive a testing kit with instructions as to how to use the buccal swabs to collect a DNA sample from the mouth.
We already have a number of interested parties but need a good mix of the breed so we hope you will join us in developing this valuable research and get involved.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMEBER OF THE CLUB TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS STUDY.
For more information or to take part, please go here: https://mailchi.mp/59e3aefddb68/coat-colours-in-the-bracco-italiano
HELP AND VOLUNTEERS WANTED - Can you offer some support?
COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED
The Bracco Italiano Club Committee are a group of friendly, fun (some perhaps a bit mad, :-), we will mention no names) but they all have one thing in common; they are extremely passionate about the Bracco Italiano breed. We volunteer our time to administer the club and bring news and events that we hope will help educate, inform, train and bring people and Bracchi together, all to safeguard and improve this beautiful, historic breed.
From time to time positions become available on the committee and we would like to hear from those of our members and Bracco owners who feel they would like to do a little more to support us.
We don't ask for much, a few skype and face to face meetings a year, your input, energy and enthusiasm and help with some of our events and commitments.
Would you be interested? Please contact our Acting Secretary Nicola Maddox at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to offer your support.