Janis Bradley, veteran dog trainer and author of the NCRC Vision Series Publication, The Relevance of Breed in Selecting a Companion Dog, discusses whether breed label is a useful indicator of the suitability of a companion dog.
Bill Bruce, Calgary, Alberta, Canada's Director of Animal & Bylaw Services (2000-2012), discusses ineffective dog laws such as breed-specific legislation, pet limit laws, and mandatory spay-neuter, and why these broad-based forms of legislation are ineffective.
Dr. Marder discusses the concept that dogs are individuals and the particular relevance of that concept when selecting a companion dog.
Dr. Voith describes her research concluding that there is little correlation between dog adoption agencies' identification of probable breed composition with the identification of breeds by DNA analysis.
Dr. Kristopher Irizarry discusses the genetic basis for why dogs that look alike do not necessarily act alike.