Bringing about research collaboration (BARC)

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We need your help to improve dog health

One of the hardest parts about carrying out research is trying to find owners and their dogs to participate in studies. More participants means more data, making it more likely that scientists can find solutions to current dog health problems.

Can you help?

Below is a list of research projects that need your help. Please search by breed and see if you are able to participate. If you can’t, we’d still really appreciate your help spreading the word, especially on social media.

Top 5 most recently added research

Breed Aim of research Sample/survey Contact
1. German Shepherd Dog An online survey to understand more about the health of the breed. Created by the German Shepherd Dog Breed Clubs and The Kennel Club. Find out more and complete the online survey. For further information email  Health (The Kennel Club)
2. Labrador Retriever An online survey to understand more about elbow dysplasia and cruciate ligament rupture in the breed. Created by the Labrador Retriever Breed Clubs and The Kennel Club. Find out more and complete the online survey. For further information email  Health (The Kennel Club)
3. Dachshund An online survey to understand more about skin and coat conditions in the breed. Created by the Dachshund Breed Council and The Kennel Club. Find out more and complete the online survey. For further information email  Health (The Kennel Club)
4. Bearded collie An annual online survey to understand more about the health of the breed. Created by the Bearded council liaison committee. Find out more and complete the online survey. For further information contact: The Bearded Collie Joint Breed Liaison Committee (JBLC)
5. Basset Fauve de Bretagne An online survey to understand more about skin and digestive problems in the breed. Created by the Basset Fauve de Bretagne club. Find out more and complete the online survey. For further information contact:  Basset Fauve de Bretagne Club

All research projects by breed

If you are have any queries about the research being undertaken, or would like more information, please contact the researchers directly.

All breeds
Breed and research Sample Name and contact details
All breeds

Any puppies with swimming puppy syndrome
Please complete a 15m to 30m survey to help identify causes, influencing factors and therapy options of dogs with swimming
puppy syndrome
Find out more and complete the survey on swimming puppy syndrome.

Research being carried out by: Lea Rüffer at the Small animal clinic of the Ludwig-Maximilians university Munich
Automatic detection of emotions in dogs?

Any brachycephalic (short nosed) breed: Boxer, Pug, Bulldog, French Bulldog, Pekingese, Boston Terrier etc.

(Only individuals with no eye or ear related health issues.)
Ever wondered what is going on behind your dog's eyes? Dogs are expressive animals, they use facial expressions and body language as well as odour and vocalisations to communicate with us and other dogs. We are interested in how your dog expresses emotions with their face. To explore this we require your help to run a few experiments with your dog and capture videos of their facial expressions. Find out more.
A survey of dog breeding practices related to breeding time, maternal stress and improvement of maternal care behaviours 2020.   Please complete the survey.
All spaniel breeds

Anal sac carcinoma in spaniels
Buccal swabs required from affected and healthy spaniels over 10 years old (especially Cocker Spaniels and Springer Spaniels)
David Sargan Comparative genetics group, department of clinical veterinary medicine.

University of Cambridge
Madingley Rd., Cambridge
CB3 0ES.
All breeds with a chiari-like malformation/
syringomyelia.

Improving diagnosis and treatment of canine neuropathic pain.
Participants will need to bring their dog(s) to the Royal Veterinary College.

Sample type: dogs will come to the RVC for pain assessment, treatment and blood sampling.

Recruit requirements: Dogs with clinical signs of chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia known by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Sandra Sachis Royal Veterinary College

All breeds

An investigation into the impact of a pet dog on relational connections with an autistic sibling
To investigate the role of a family dog in facilitating relational connections between siblings and their autistic brother or sister, and specifically to study from the perspective of siblings of autistic individuals. Josephine Maguire
All breeds

Canine obesity factors and owner body image perception
A study investigating canine obesity through an online survey, asking owners to identify ideal body shapes and sizes through perception of diagrams. For dogs over 2 years of age.



Access the survey.
European School of Osteopathy
All breeds

Development of a collar-held device for lameness detection in dogs
The researchers need dogs with any degree of lameness, and a smaller sample of sound dogs to participate in their study for one short session at the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine.

The dog will be required to wear a small device on their collar for a few minutes, while the researchers measure lameness with special cameras and a walking mat.
All breeds

Genetics and pathogenesis of canine diabetes
Preferably EDTA blood and serum (free HbA1c and fructosamine assays provided).

Cheek/saliva swabs can also be provided. Samples required from dogs with a diagnosis of diabetes (hyperglycaemia, glucosuria).

No specific preservation methods (but frozen if to be stored for any length of time before submission).
Dr Brian Catchpole
Department of pathology and pathogen biology, Royal veterinary college, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Herts AL9 7TA.

Further details and sample submission forms available at www.rvc.ac.uk/diabetesregister
 All breeds (tumour samples)

Flat Coated Retrievers, Rottweilers and Golden Retrievers (buccal swabs)

Histiocytic sarcomas and mastocytomas
Tumours as fixed tissue prepared for pathologists. For predispositions, 2 buccal swabs per animal (also control buccal swabs from unaffected animals above 10 years old). David Sargan Comparative Genetics Group, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine

University of Cambridge
Madingley Rd., Cambridge
CB3 0ES
All breeds

Investigating the effects of Imepitoin (Pexion) on the behaviour of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy
Recruiting dogs with the following criteria:
• Aged between 1-10 years
• Have not yet received ANY anti-epileptic drugs to treat their epilepsy
• Only experience single seizures (no more than one seizure in any 24 hour period)
• Have been diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy based on the following criteria:
a) By your regular vet due to a history of two or more unprovoked seizers at least 24 hours apart, age of first seizure between 6 months – 6 years of age, no physical or neurological abnormalities between seizures, no abnormalities on blood tests/urinalysis

or

b) By a neurology specialist with blood tests, bile acids, MRI and CSF analysis

If you are unsure if your dog is eligible, please contact the investigators.

Dr Holger Volk

Clinical Investigations Centre
The Royal Veterinary College
Hawkshead Lane
North Mymms
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
AL9 7TA

For more information contact 0170 766 6058
All breeds affected by degenerative myelopathy

Kinematic and genetic analyses of degenerative myelopathy (DM)
Samples required and preservation methods:
Primarily require cases to record the gait of affected dogs.
EDTA blood (will need to be frozen if not sent soon after collection) or cheek swabs for genetic analysis
Samples are required from dogs diagnosed with DM (ideally based on MRI, CSF analysis. And/or SOD1 genetic test).
Jacob Neeves 07791 191314

Dr. Nicolas Granger

Bristol University & Langford Veterinary Centre
Langford House
Langford
North Somerset
BS40 5DUU

Dogs participating in the gait analysis will need to travel to the Langford Veterinary Centre.
All breeds (affected dogs only)

Survey for the study of novel sensor devices (university of Glasgow)
Register to participate, or find out more about the study. Jos Bongers
Individual breeds A-C
Breed Research Sample Name and contact details
American Cocker Spaniel Breed health survey

To look at the overall health of the American Cocker Spaniel and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.
Complete the survey.

 

Glenys Harrison

 

Basset Fauve de Bretagne

To investigate skin and digestive conditions in the Basset Fauve de Bretagne and to collect information that will help improve knowledge on the prevalence of any such conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

 

Complete the survey. Closing date is 31 March 2021.

 

 

For further information please contact:

Basset Fauve de Bretagne Club .
Bearded Collie

Breed health survey

To look at the overall health of the Bearded Collie and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Complete the survey.

For further information please contact:

The Bearded Collie Joint Breed Liaison Committee (JBLC)

 

Bichon Frise

Paroxysmal dyskinesia

To investigate the underlying genetic mutation suspected to cause paroxysmal dyskinesia in Bichon Frise – healthy and affected dogs required.

Blood samples.

 

Mark Lowrie Dovecote Veterinary Hospital, 5 Delven Lane, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2L

 

Border Collie

To look at the overall health of the Border Collie and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

For further information please email our health team

Border Collie

The big brainy Border Collie study

Part 1: studying the breed’s brain development and how seizures and behavioural abnormalities arise in the breed.

ALL breed owners wanted to complete survey, click here.

 

Part 2: Recruiting 1-8 year old epileptic and non-epileptic Border Collies.

Part 2: Epileptic and non-epileptic dogs for a 1-2 day visit to the centre for an MRI, EEG, behavioural test, sample submission and activity monitoring (no cost to owner).

Dr Rowena Packer
Clinical Investigations Centre
The Royal Veterinary College
Hawkshead Lane
North Mymms
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
AL9 7TA

Border Collie

How dogs hear us: Vocav perception by the domestic dog

Studying the response of puppies to vocal queues and how this changes as they grow.

Non-invasive assessments of hearing at different ages.

 

Holly Root-Gutteridge

 

Boxer

Boxer arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy(ARVC) blood test stud

To investigate whether a recently developed blood test can detect arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in apparently healthy Boxers, as well as those with clinical signs of heart disease.

Please complete the online questionnaire.

Bulldog

GOdogs Project – investigating the genetics of obesity in dogs

Saliva/cheek swab sample (using GOdogs kit).
Samples are required from all dogs. Any age, any weight status (under, ideal and overweight), healthy (not on regular medication).
Dogs will also ideally visit owners local veterinary practice (Free of charge) to be conditioned scored and weighed and their clinical history submitted – they will assist with arrangements.
To participate, please fill out the questionnaire, or alternatively contact the researchers via their website.

 

Eleanor Raffan

 

GOdogs Project MRC Institute of Metabolic Science Level 4

Addenbrooke's Hospital Box 289 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 0QQ

Tel: (01223) 336792

Please be sure to contact before collecting the samples. The easiest way to do this is via the website.
Bulldog

Non-invasive respiratory function assessment in brachycephalic dogs

Measurements taken from healthy and diagnosed dogs with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) as well as dogs whose BOAS status is currently uncertain (>2 years of age and hasn't undergone any upper airway surgery).

Following measurements are taken by the study investigator (appointment required): (1) Respiratory flow trace measurement; (2) DNA sample collections from cheek swabs: (3) head/body dimension measurement using a fabric soft tape and photography.

 

Nai-Chieh Liu

 

Tel: 01223 337621

Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge

(measurements taken at this venue, but investigators can come to you where there is the opportunity to take measurements from many dogs at once).
Catalan Sheepdog

Breed health survey

To look at the overall health of the Catalan Sheepdog and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve our dogs’ health and welfare for future generations.

For further information please email

Debbie Hansford .

 

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Improving diagnosis and treatment of canine neuropathic pain

Participants will need to bring their dog(s) to the Royal Veterinary College.

Sample type: Dogs will come to the RVC for pain assessment, treatment and blood sampling.

Recruit requirements: Dogs with clinical signs of Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia known by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

 

Sandra Sachis
Royal Veterinary College 

 


 

Cocker Spaniel

Multi-systemic immune-mediated disease in the English Cocker Spaniel
aims to increase understanding of the immune response and genetics of dogs affected by chronic pancreatitis and/or other immune-mediated conditions to help prevent the disease and improve treatment.

Samples required from both healthy dogs and dogs diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and/or immune-mediated conditions.
Criteria for healthy dogs:

9 years old
Male or female
No history of pancreatitis, kidney disease, dry eye or recurrent anal sacculitis/li>
Criteria for affected dogs:

Any age
Male or female
History of chronic pancreatitis
Sample type: urine and blood (left over from routine blood tests) samples taken by your vet. Please note, your vet should contact the researchers first for further info and consent forms.
Exclusion criteria: dogs on any immunosuppressive medication or with lymphoma
Preservation method:
For blood samples – either 1ml EDTA and 4ml heparin or 4ml EDTA and 1ml serum gel.
(no preservative for urine)

 

Penny Watson

 

Francisca Coddou
Tel: 01223360908

 

University of Cambridge
Send samples to:
FAO Fran Coddou
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Madingley Road
Cambridge
CB3 0ES

 

Individual breeds D-F
Breed Research Sample Name and contact details
Dachshund
(all varieties)
Breed health survey
To collect information that will help improve our knowledge on the prevalence of skin diseases and allergies that affect the Dachshund, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.
Complete the survey

For further information please email our  Health (The Kennel Club)
Dachshund Breed health survey

To continuously monitor  the overall health of the Dachshund variety’s and collect  information that will help improve  knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.
Click here to report. For further information please email.
Dogue De Bordeaux Breed health survey

To look at the overall health of the breed and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Click here for survey

For further information please email.
Flat Coated Retriever Breed health survey

Group study (long term project) - an annual survey to follow the life of Flat Coated Retrievers
Complete the survey online.  
Flat Coated Retriever GOdogs Project – investigating the effect of genes on metabolism and obesity risk Cheek swab sample (using GOdogs kit).

The first step is to submit a DNA sample from your dog, after which they invite suitable dogs to visit Cambridge for an afternoon to have their metabolic rate measured. More information can be found on their website.

Samples are required from entire (not neutered), male or female, aged 2-7 years, healthy and able to visit Cambridge for an afternoon.

To participate, please fill out the questionnaire, or alternatively contact the researchers via their website.
Email Eleanor Raffan
GOdogs Project MRC Institute of Metabolic Science Level 4

Addenbrooke's Hospital Box 289 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 0QQ

Tel: (01223) 336792

Please be sure to contact before collecting the samples. The easiest way to do this is via the website.
Flat Coated Retriever GOdogs Project – investigating the genetics of obesity in dogs Saliva/cheek swab sample (using GOdogs kit).
Samples are required from all dogs. Any age, any weight status (under, ideal and overweight), healthy (not on regular medication).
Dogs will also ideally visit owners local veterinary practice (Free of charge) to be conditioned scored and weighed and their clinical history submitted – they will assist with arrangements. .
To participate, please fill out the questionnaire here, or alternatively contact the researchers via their website here.
Email Eleanor Raffan
GOdogs Project MRC Institute of Metabolic Science Level 4

Addenbrooke's Hospital Box 289 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 0QQ

Tel: (01223) 336792

Please be sure to contact before collecting the samples. The easiest way to do this is via the website.
French Bulldog GOdogs Project – investigating the genetics of obesity in dogs Saliva/cheek swab sample (using GOdogs kit).
Samples are required from all dogs. Any age, any weight status (under, ideal and overweight), healthy (not on regular medication).
Dogs will also ideally visit owners local veterinary practice (Free of charge) to be conditioned scored and weighed and their clinical history submitted – they will assist with arrangements. .
To participate, please fill out the questionnaire here, or alternatively contact the researchers via their website here.
Email Eleanor Raffan
GOdogs Project MRC Institute of Metabolic Science Level 4

Addenbrooke's Hospital Box 289 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 0QQ

Tel: (01223) 336792

Please be sure to contact before collecting the samples. The easiest way to do this is via the website.
French Bulldog Non-invasive respiratory function assessment in brachycephalic dogs Measurements taken from healthy and diagnosed dogs with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) as well as dogs whose BOAS status is currently uncertain (>2 years of age and hasn't undergone any upper airway surgery).

Following measurements are taken by the study investigator (appointment required): (1) Respiratory flow trace measurement; (2) DNA sample collections from cheek swabs: (3) head/body dimension measurement using a fabric soft tape and photography
Email Nai-Chieh Liu
Tel: 01223 337621

Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge

(measurements taken at this venue, but investigators can come to you where there is the opportunity to take measurements from many dogs at once).
German Shepherd Dog Understanding the genetics of Canine inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in GSDs Samples required and preservation methods:
EDTA blood sample - stored at 4C° before shipping
or saliva sample (cheek swab) - stored at room temperature
Samples are required from GSDs diagnosed with IBD (at any age) and GSDs older than 8 who are healthy or suffering from conditions other than IBD.
Prof. Karin Allenspach

Atiyeh Peiravan (MSc, MMB, PhD Scholar)

To request a saliva collection kit, please email Ativeh Peiravan .

Please send samples to:

The Clinical Investigation Centre, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 7TA
Golden Retriever GOdogs Project – investigating the genetics of obesity in dogs Saliva/cheek swab sample (using GOdogs kit).
Samples are required from all dogs. Any age, any weight status (under, ideal and overweight), healthy (not on regular medication).
Dogs will also ideally visit owners local veterinary practice (Free of charge) to be conditioned scored and weighed and their clinical history submitted – they will assist with arrangements. .
To participate, please fill out the questionnaire here, or alternatively contact the researchers via their website here.
Email Eleanor Raffan
GOdogs Project MRC Institute of Metabolic Science Level 4

Addenbrooke's Hospital Box 289 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 0QQ

Tel: (01223) 336792

Please be sure to contact before collecting the samples. The easiest way to do this is via the website.
Individual breeds G-I
Breed Research Sample Name and contact details
German Shepherd Dog Breed health survey
To look at the overall health of the German Shepherd Dog and collect information that will help improve our knowledge on the prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Complete the survey

For further information please email  Health (The Kennel Club)
Gordon Setter Breed health survey

To look at the incidence of heart concerns within the breed and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Complete the survey.

For further information please email 
Kathryne Wrigley .
Great Dane Breed health survey

To look at the overall health of UK Great Danes and collect information that will help improve our knowledge on any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging conditions, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Complete the survey

For further information please email  David Simpson
Havanese To continuingly monitor the overall health of the Havanese and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Complete an online survey

For further information please email.
Irish Wolfhound Breed health survey

This study is investigating the factors influencing bloating and the development and outcome of GDV in Irish Wolfhounds in the UK.

Click here for survey

For further information please email
Italian Spinone Breed health survey

To look at the overall health of the Italian Spinoni and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Complete the survey.

For further information please contact elaine Kirkham .
Individual breeds J-L
Breed Research Sample Name and contact details

Labrador Retriever

Breed health survey
To collect information that will help improve our knowledge on the prevalence of elbow dysplasia and cruciate ligament rupture in the Retriever (Labrador). The results gained from this survey will direct new research specific to these conditions, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Complete the survey

For further information please email  Health (The Kennel Club)
Labrador Retrievers Breed differences in inhibitory control
To use dual measurements of inhibitory control in domestic dogs to investigate behavioural tendencies, and breed differences. This will enable us to make more confident, evidence based recommendations on breed suitability for owners, as well as contribute to basic knowledge and new hypotheses regarding inhibitory control in domestic dogs.
No sample required.

Requirements for participants:

• Ages 2-9 years

• Healthy (excludes dogs with any disorders affecting mobility, canine cognitive dysfunction, and human or animal directed aggression behavioural problems

Click here to sign up.

This study only requires owners and their dogs to visit the University of Lincoln on one occasion for a 2 hour task.
Thomas Rowland University of Lincoln
www.lincolnpetscando.co.uk

Labrador Retriever Dogslife: A longitudinal study of canine health No samples required at present - online questionnaire only.

The project requires you to complete a few questions each month.
Dylan Clements University of Edinburgh
www.dogslife.ac.uk
Labrador Retriever GOdogs project – investigating the genetics of obesity in dogs Saliva/cheek swab sample (using GOdogs kit).
Samples are required from all dogs. Any age, any weight status (under, ideal and overweight), healthy (not on regular medication).
Dogs will also ideally visit owners local veterinary practice (Free of charge) to be conditioned scored and weighed and their clinical history submitted – they will assist with arrangements. .
To participate, please fill out the questionnaire here, or alternatively contact the researchers via their website here.
Eleanor Raffan
GOdogs Project MRC Institute of Metabolic Science Level 4

Addenbrooke's Hospital Box 289 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 0QQ

Tel: (01223) 336792

Please be sure to contact before collecting the samples. The easiest way to do this is via the website.
Labrador Retriever How dogs hear us: vocal perception by the domestic dog Studying the response of puppies to vocal queues and how this changes as they grow.

Non-invasive assessments of hearing at different ages.
Holly Root-Gutteridge
Leonberger Breed Health Survey

To look at the overall health of the Leonberger and collect  information that will help improve  knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.
Complete the survey.  

 

Individual breeds M-O
Breed Research Sample Contact
We're not aware of any research for these breeds yet.      
Individual breeds P-R
Breed Research Sample Contact
Pug GOdogs project – investigating the genetics of obesity in dogs Saliva/cheek swab sample (using GOdogs kit).
Samples are required from all dogs. Any age, any weight status (under, ideal and overweight), healthy (not on regular medication).
Dogs will also ideally visit owners local veterinary practice (Free of charge) to be conditioned scored and weighed and their clinical history submitted – they will assist with arrangements. .
To participate, please fill out the questionnaire here, or alternatively contact the researchers via their website here.
Eleanor Raffan
GOdogs Project MRC Institute of Metabolic Science Level 4

Addenbrooke's Hospital Box 289 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 0QQ

Tel: (01223) 336792

Please be sure to contact before collecting the samples. The easiest way to do this is via the website.
Pug Non-invasive respiratory function assessment in brachycephalic dogs Measurements taken from healthy and diagnosed dogs with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) as well as dogs whose BOAS status is currently uncertain (>2 years of age and hasn't undergone any upper airway surgery).

Following measurements are taken by the study investigator (appointment required): (1) Respiratory flow trace measurement; (2) DNA sample collections from cheek swabs: (3) head/body dimension measurement using a fabric soft tape and photography
Nai-Chieh Liu Tel: 01223 337621

Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge

(measurements taken at this venue, but investigators can come to you where there is the opportunity to take measurements from many dogs at once).

Retriever (Flat Coated)

To look at the overall health of the Retriever (Flat Coated) and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Complete the survey. Closes 31 January 2021.

For further information, please contact a member of the Society Health Sub Committee.

Individual breeds S-Z
Breed Research Sample Contact
St Bernard Breed health survey

Click here for the survey

For further information please email Tanyajane Booth .
West Highland White Terrier
Non-invasive gait analysis in West Highland Terriers

We hope to analyse the way these dogs walk, run and move in their day-to-day life and use this data to produce improved breed-specific hip implants for dogs that need it.
Sample information

We are looking for adult (but not geriatric) dogs who are of normal or better fitness to participate in a session of motion analysis at the main University of Liverpool campus This involves around 20 small infrared markers and sensors attached to the skin with sticky tape.
For more information please contact:
Karl Bates
Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease,
University of Liverpool,
L69 3BX
West Highland White Terrier West Highland White Terrier – Pulmonary Fibrosis Breed Health Survey studying pulmonary fibrosis in the breed. Survey open to dogs of any age, healthy and affected dogs, and dogs that have previously died as a result of fibrosis.
 
Click here for survey.
For further information please email Elodie Roels .

Wire Fox Terrier

Breed health survey

To look at the overall health of the Fox Terrier (Wire) and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Take part in the survey.  

Are you a researcher that needs help?

If you would like us to help promote your research, please complete our BARC submission form. Please note: The Kennel Club will not support or assist research that may involve experimental procedures that inflict pain or suffering to animals.

Disclaimer

The arrangements, scope of study, funding/remuneration etc. are matters to be agreed directly between researchers and participants. The Kennel Club provides no warranties or representations about researcher or participant, and the parties should make and rely upon their own enquiries as appropriate.