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Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) DNA Repository   

The CHIC DNA Repository, co-sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), collects and stores canine DNA samples along with corresponding genealogic and phenotypic information to facilitate future research and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs.  DNA samples from any purebred dog may be submitted at anytime.  Researchers may then access these samples to be included in their canine health studies.  Learn more at the CHIC website.

Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) 

The CCOGC collects tissues and fluids from dogs with specific cancer types following strict SOPs.  These procedures ensure all samples are of high quality and can be used consistently across multiple research projects.  The samples are assessable to any research project with scientific merit.  You can learn more about CCOGC and find a collection site near you at the CCOGC website.

Clinical Trials

If your dog has recently been diagnosed with a disease, there may be a clinical trial in your area investigating a treatment for that disease.  Enrolling in a clinical trial brings with it a commitment to follow through on therapies and testing. The benefits can include access to cutting edge medicine and the chance to help future generations of dogs. Resources for finding clinical trials.

Individual Research Projects

The below list of projects need participation and have contacted CHF for assistance.  Search for a study by the below criteria to narrow the selection.  More information may be obtained by selecting an individual project.


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Samples Needed from Havanese

Breed(s): Havanese
Disease(s): Sebaceous Adenitis
Study Type: Tissue Sample
Study Location: University of Minnesota

Samples Needed from Brussels Griffon Dogs

Breed(s): Brussels Griffon
Disease(s): Syringomyelia
Study Type: Clinical Study
Study Location: University of Georgia

Samples Needed from Samoyeds and Australian Terriers

Breed(s): Australian Terrier, Samoyed
Disease(s): Diabetes Mellitus
Study Type: Blood Sample
Study Location: University of Pennsylvania

Samples needed from Poodles affected by Sebaceous Adenitis

Breed(s): Standard Poodle
Disease(s): Sebaceous Adenitis
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: Animal Health Trust

Samples Needed from Dogs affected by Cataracts and their Family Members

Breed(s): All Dogs
Disease(s): Cataracts
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: Animal Health Trust

Samples Needed from Several Breeds affected by Mammary Tumors

Breed(s): Boxer, Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, German Shepherd Dog
Disease(s): Mammary Tumors
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: Animal Health Trust

Samples Needed from Schnauzers and Poodles affected by Melanoma

Breed(s): Giant Schnauzer, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Standard Poodle, Standard Schnauzer, Toy Poodle
Disease(s): Melanoma
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: Animal Health Trust

Samples Needed from Rottweilers affected by Histiocytic Sarcoma

Breed(s): Rottweiler
Disease(s): Histiocytosis
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: Animal Health Trust

Samples Needed from Irish Wolfhounds affected by Osteosarcoma

Breed(s): Irish Wolfhound
Disease(s): Osteosarcoma
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: Animal Health Trust

DNA Samples Needed from Boxers, Bulldogs and Bullmastiffs affected by Lymphoma

Breed(s): Boxer, Bulldog, Bullmastiff
Disease(s): Lymphoma
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: Animal Health Trust


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 *The AKC Canine Health Foundation ensures studies are Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved and provide standard informed owner consent information before publicizing requests for participation. Not all projects listed are funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the inclusion of information about studies does not necessarily imply a recommendation for participation. This list is provided as a service to dog owners and breeders.

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