Would numerically small breeds benefit the least as they would never pass the threshold needed whereby to investigate a disease it would need to “affect a large number of dogs”

Thank you for this comment. We believe all dogs, regardless of whether they belong to numerically large or small breed populations, should benefit from our research. In fact, published data demonstrates that the breeders of numerically small breeds are more likely to implement DNA testing in their breeding programmes than breeders of numerically large breeds. And our own experience is that small breeds are just as likely to engage with, and help to finance, research as the larger ones. So we will continue to continue all our research projects equally, regardless of how many dogs will benefit from it.