How inbred Are French Bulldogs According to Embark?
Jess Barstis (embarkvet)
May 1, 12:15 ADT
Thank you for your message to us here at Embark! I appreciate your patience while I looked into this with my team, and apologized for any latency in response. We have found that the average COI for French Bulldogs rests around 20-30%. Unfortunately, we are unable to separate this data by location. Two of our team members recently published a paper demonstrating that examining lots of markers across the entire genome (as opposed to a smaller number of markers in specific regions) is the best way to increase overall genetic diversity that included French Bulldogs, which you may find interesting: http://www.g3journal.org/content/9/1/117.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions!