Whether you are a working dog training or service organization, an individual working dog owner, or just someone interested in the availability and well being of working dogs, we invite you to join us. Our research will not only benefit people but the working dogs themselves by ensuring success, happiness, and health of these amazing animals. Together, we can realize a vision of the world where there is no shortage of successful, happy, healthy working dogs.
You can join our vibrant community by either as a participant or donor to support our work.
Organizations, researchers, or individuals in possession of full-depth (30x) sequence of any dogs, who wish to collaborate or contribute data to advance working dog research should contact us to initiate discussions. Your contributions will ensure the most robust consensus sequence that represents the wide diversity of dogs across breeds and trait variations.
Scientific advancement is expensive. The first human genome cost $2.7 billion and opened a world of benefits for human health previously unimaginable. With modern genomics technology and advancements being developed here at the Working Dog Project, our endeavor will be several orders of magnitude less expensive.
Currently, we estimate our total budget will be approximately $10.6 million (255 times less than the first human genome). We have already raised nearly one million dollars to support the initial phase, which delivered far more scientific and technological advancements than we anticipated. With your generous support, we will build on our initial success and work to combine cutting edge genomic technology with breeding programs designed to maximize health and success in our working dogs.
The Theriogenology Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, and your donation or grant is fully tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.