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The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Summary: Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study will help identify major nutritional, genetic and environmental risk factors for cancer and other important diseases in dogs.

Description: Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study – the largest prospective, longitudinal study in veterinary medicine in the United States – is following a cohort of more than 3,000 purebred golden retrievers throughout their lifetime. The Foundation, with the help of veterinarians and dog owners, is collecting annual health, diet, environmental and behavior data on enrolled dogs. Results will provide comprehensive data on diseases and other health challenges in dogs, including cancer. 

STUDY ID: D10CLP-001

Morris Animal Foundation

Study Start Date: 2012

Full Study Enrollment: 2015

Projected Study Duration: 14 years