Reasearch is always ongoing in the pedigree dog world to help is breed healthier dogs. Please see below for projects currently in place in the UK, and who to contact if you can help.
The Animal Health Trust as collecting DNA samples from dogs affected with Epilepsy, and their direct relatives. Please contact the Breeds Health Co-ordinate Angie Challenger for more information.
If your Aussie is DNA tested clear for the HSF4 gene, however had cataracts, the Animal Health Trust would be interested in DNA from your dog. They also want samples from dogs over the age of 8 who are eye tested clear of cataracts. Please contact the Animal Health Trust for more information
Please see the ASHGI website for more information on other research programmes around the world.