Genome mapping of dog breeds

Dog genome mapping project

We would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in a project to determine the breed from a random sample of a dog.

The project is working towards this outcome by mapping the genomes of dog breeds to determine their individual differences. So far, 273 dog breeds have been mapped and the time is ripe for mapping lesser-known breeds. The breeds that are now next in line can be found in the table below. The project can identify not only purebred dogs (but it is not intended to verify the purity of dogs with pedigrees), but also mixed breeds. It can determine up to 8 breeds in one sample up to three generations of its ancestors.

We hereby ask all fans of dog genetics to collaborate on the project and help us to collect samples. We can reimburse the costs of collecting and sending samples. If you are interested, please contact us at

Genomia has been collaborating on this international project that has been sponsored and funded by the American laboratory and Mars Veterinary Corporation for several years. The goal of the project is to determine the breed of a dog from an unknown sample. The genomes of the individual breeds are being mapped and common features that distinguish the breed from each other looked for. For the project, 25 mucosal swab samples from a single breed need to be collected. Optimally, the dogs should not be directly related. Samples can be provided anonymously; the identity of the dogs' owners is not required. The entire sample will be used for genome mapping purposes, no other tests will be performed on the swab.

The only criterion for the selection of suitable individuals is purebredness. The selected individuals should not be directly related. The more diverse the selected group within the breed, the better.

Project time horizon: sample collection March-April 2022, genome mapping will take about 6-8 months.

Breeds for which samples are now being requested:


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Bosenský hrubosrstý honič

Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound, Barak Hound, Barak, Bosnian Brokenhaired Hound, Bosanski Ostrodlaki Gonic-Barak

Chorvatský ovčák

Croatian Shepherd Dog, Hrvatski ovčar

Istrijský krátkosrstý ohař

Istrian Short-Haired Hound, Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonič

Istrijský hrubosrstý durič

Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound, Istarski Oštrodlaki Gonič

Krašský ovčák

Karst Shepherd Dog, Kraški ovčar, kraševec, Krasky Ovcar

Jugoslovanský planinský durič

Montenegrin Mountain Hound, Crnogorski Planinski Gonič

Posávský honič

Posavac Hound, Posavski Gonič

Šarplaninský pastevecký pes


Srbský ohař

Serbian Hound, Srpski Gonič

Jugoslávský trikolorní honič

Serbian Tricolored Hound, Srpski Trobojni Gonič


Tornjak, Hrvatski Planinski Pas Tornjak

Transylvánský honič

Transylvanian Hound, Hungarian Hound, Erdelyi Kopo

Alpský jezevčíkovitý brakýř

Alpenländische Dachsbracke, Alpine Dachsbracke

Rakouský krátkosrstý honič

Austrian Black and Tan Hound, Brandlbracke

Rakouský pinč

Austrian Pinscher, Osterreichischer Pinscher

Český fousek

Rough-coated Bohemian Pointer, Barbu tchèque

Československý vlčák

Czechoslovakian Vlciak, CsV





Maďarský chrt

Magyar Agar, Hungarian gazehound or Hungarian sighthound

Polský chrt

Polish Greyhound, Chart Polski

Polský ogar

Polish Hound, Ogar Polski, Puolanajokoira, ogar polski

Polský lovecký pes

Polish Hunting Dog, Gończy Polski, CHIEN COURANT POLONAIS POLNISCHER JAGDHUND, Gonczy polski Puolanjahtikoira

Podhalaňský ovčák

Polski Owczarek Podhalanski, Podhalan,

Slovenský kopov

Black Forest Hound, Slovakian Hound, Slovensky Kopov

Slovenský čuvač

Slovak Cuvac, Slovak Chuvach, Tatransky Cuvac, Slovak tschuvatsch, Slovensky Cuvac

Slovenský ohař hrubosrstý

Slovensky Hrubosrsky Stavac (Ohar), Slovenský hrubosrstý Stavač, Slovenský Ohař Hrubosrstý, Slovak Wirehaired Pointer, Slovak Pointing Griffon, Slovak Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer, Slovak Wirehaired Pointing Dog, Griffon d'arret Slovaque a Poil Dur, Slowakischer Rauhbart, Grifon de Muestra Eslovaco de Pelo Duro

Štýrský brakýř

A 'Grande Bracke', Styrian Rough-haired Mountain Hound, Steirische Rauhhaarbracke

Transylvánský honič

Hungarian Hound, Erdelyi Kopo

Tyrolský honič

Tiroler Bracke