Martine Huslig is a Genetic Counselor board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling in 1996. Since 1999, she has increasingly shifted her focus to canine genetics, health and well-being. She has served as the DNA Collections Coordinator for the US for Waltham/Mars Veterinary to promote canine genetic research and gene discovery. Martine joined the AKC-CHF President’s Council, completed extensive education in canine genetics and has given multiple oral presentations on canine genetics to breed clubs. Since 1996, Martine has owned and bred Champion, performance, therapy and service Briards. Part of her goal in becoming a genetic counselor was to use the vast information in the Human Genetic field to help make dogs healthier. Martine is married and living in the Texas Hill Country with her husband, 2 sets of human twins, her Briards, the kids’ Cavalier and the cat. Martine is a long time member of the Briard Club of America, and a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, Texas Society of Genetic Counselors, American Society of Human Genetics, Travis County Kennel Club and active citizen lobbyist for animal issues to promote and educate about purposeful breeding. In her spare time, she trains and competes with her Briards in agility and conformation.