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 pet, and then, if you like, receiving 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.
We commit to sequencing every dog who participates, but getting that funding takes time! Meanwhile, we would love to have you fill out survey questions about your dog. This information is critical to our research.