Akita Genetic Diversity Project

This group is for Akita breeders and owners who are interested in the Genetic Diversity Test for Akitas offered by the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL), UC Davis. Testing is done in collaboration with Dr. Niels C. Pedersen and staff.

At the moment the testing of Akitas is in the second phase. We are looking for SA and VKH dogs for the test and there is free tests for diseased dogs.

We encourage breeders to submit samples from active dogs to further build the database. The goal is to test enough dogs so that no new alleles or DLA haplotypes are recognized.

In this group you can ask questions about the testing and share your results. All questions are welcome and we will try to answer them in the best possible way. This group is for discussion about the genetic diversity and Akita health.