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Dog Breeding

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    Twin Cities Public Television

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Dog Breeding

This online Flash game gets learners thinking like geneticists in order to breed a border collie puppy with select traits, including coat color, coat length, and ear length. Progressive levels of play encourage learners as they move from novice to master breeders. Learners can click on the Why button to learn more about genes and dog breeding.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Simulation


Materials List (per student)

  • computer with internet access and Adobe Flash Player


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Heredity and Genetics
      • Patterns of Heredity
      • Genetic Engineering

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • hear
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection:

  • DragonflyTV


  • All Rights Reserved, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., ©2006

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation


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