The Darwin’s Ark (and Darwin’s Dogs) project combines genetics and behavior to inform all manner of scientific study.
Participating means answering survey questions about your dog, which we will use in our research, studying differences in behavior between breeds. If you are interested in paying for the sequencing of your dog's DNA, you can additionally request a DNA kit so that you can send in a saliva sample. We’ll sequence the DNA from the saliva and send you genetic and ancestry information about your pet. That information will also be added to our enormous data bank of information, to be shared freely throughout the scientific world.