Healthy Terriers, Spaniels and Poodles for Activity Level Study

Breed(s): Bedlington Terrier, Border Terrier, Boston Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cesky Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, English Cocker Spaniel, English Toy Spaniel, Fox Terrier, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Irish Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier, Miniature Poodle, Mixed Breeds, Norfolk Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier, Russell Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Silky Terrier, Skye Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Sussex Spaniel, Tibetan Spaniel, Tibetan Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier
Study Type: Clinical Study
Study Location: North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Researchers at North Carolina State University are performing a study to compare the daily activity levels of healthy dogs against the activity of dogs with heart disease.

Dogs that match the study needs will get free health screening to include a physical examination, blood work (CBC/Chemistry panel/Thyroid test/Urinalysis) and chest x-rays. Your dog will wear a small activity monitor on their collar for about 15 days and you will be asked to complete some short questionnaires.

The value of the free services is about $300 and you will help finish this study. Also you will get a print out of your dog’s activity and find out what he/she does when you are not around.

This table shows what dogs are needed: 

Specific breeds other than the ones listed above may be eligible depending on size.

 Breed  Age Range (Years)  Weight Range (pounds)  Uses
Children/Other Dogs
 Terrier  9.3-12.3  29-45  no  no/yes
 Terrier  11.1-14.1  11-17  yes  yes/no
 Terrier  8.7-11.7  23-34  yes  no/no
 Spaniel  11.7-14.7  18-29  no  no/no
 Poodle/Poodle Mix   13.1-16.1  18-27  yes  yes/yes
 Cavalier King
 Charles Spaniel
 7.6-10.6  21-32  no  yes/no

**Does he/she use stairs on a regular basis? 

Contact the researchers to find out if your dog might be a candidate. Please provide them with your dog’s breed, age, approximate weight, sex, whether you have stairs, children or other pets.

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Phone: 919-513-6854

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