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The MuttMix Project

Main Project Information
Presented By IAABC and Karlsson lab
Goal Study ability of people to identify breeds in mixed breed dogs
Task Guess breed mix of mixed breed dogs
Where Online only

MuttMix is a non-profit research collaboration between the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. The data collected will tell us a lot about how people perceive breeds and mixes, how different breed mixes affect the appearance of a dog, how well people can guess their canine friends’ ancestries from looks alone, and how that might affect our lives with dogs. This information is vital to many future projects throughout the scientific world.

How to Join
Project Timing This project is happening just once.
Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Tags ancestry, breed, dogs, genetics, genomics, mutts
Project Updated 08/17/2018