What if only some, not all breeds, contribute the £1500? Will the funds be returned? Will this then be an annual expense?

The figure of £1,500 is being used as a reference point for the amount that each breed would need to contribute if all breeds contributed, and that we did not receive any additional donations, from individuals for example. We fully appreciate that not all breeds will be willing, or able to contribute £1,500 so we would ask breed groups to consider this as a starting point – we would, of course, welcome larger donations wherever possible. We will make every effort to utilise all donations to keep the Genetics Centre operational. However, in the event that the centre has to close all remaining donations will be used by the University for the benefit of dog health and welfare.