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Key Research - Breed Specific Long Term Studies

    1. Breed: Labrador Retriever: Dogslife: a web-based longitudinal study of Labrador Retriever health in the UK.

    See the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: PubMed: Abstract | Full Article


    Dogslife website:
    "Dogslife is a web-based epidemiological research project collecting information about the health of Kennel Club registered Labrador Retrievers born after the 1st January 2010."


    Dogslife aims:

    • To determine the incidence (frequency) of disease in the UK Labrador Retriever dog population.
    • To identify environmental risk factors for the development of the most common diseases.
    • To encourage responsible pet ownership within the general dog owning public.
    • To provide a platform to allow the study of canine health over a period of time (longitudinal study).
    • To provide a tested framework to facilitate similar studies in other breeds.


    2. Breed: Golden Retriever: The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study: Tracking health of 3000 Golden Retrievers.


    The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study aims:

    • To identify genetic, environmental and nutritional risk factors for cancer and other major health problems in dogs
    • To learn how to better prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and other canine diseases
    • To create a brighter, healthier future for all dogs



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