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Featured Article: Labrador retrievers under primary veterinary care in the UK: demography, mortality and disorders

McGreevy et al. report that the life expectancy of chocolate coloured Labradors is shorter than other colours, and describe the commonly recorded diseases in Labradors. This article has received coverage in over 555 news articles around the globe. 


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Featured blog: Flat-faced, French and fashionable

The UK’s fascination with the French Bulldog and what it means for their welfare.

Featured Article: Longevity and mortality in Kennel Club registered dog breeds in the UK in 2014

Lewis et al. present up-to-date information on canine longevity and causes of mortality, which can support efforts to improve health and welfare in dogs. This article has been tweeted by readers in Canada, US and Australia. 


Bill Ollier, University of Manchester

Gustavo Aguirre, University of Pennsylvania

Managing Editor

Lorna Kennedy, University of Manchester

Aims and scope

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal addressing genetic, genomic and epidemiological research in both domestic and wild canids, relating to breed and species diversity, and canine evolution.

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Society Information

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is published with the support and backing of the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs.

The Kennel Club Educational Trust (KCET) supports the Canine Genetics and Epidemiology journal by covering the costs of open access publication for research or review articles in the area of domestic dog health. The KCET is pleased to be able to facilitate the open access publication of research that has been carried out independently of the Kennel Club and its Educational Trust. Neither the Kennel Club nor the KCET have any editorial role, and so the articles published in the journal, and the views expressed therein, are solely the decision of the journal editorial team and those of the author(s) respectively, and may not represent the views of the Kennel Club or the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology are pleased to be a collaborating partner to the International Partnership for Dogs (IFPD). 


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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    42.0 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    40.6 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    106.3 days from submission to acceptance
    16.7 days from acceptance to publication

    253 Altmetric mentions