Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is one of the largest, most comprehensive prospective canine health studies in the United States. The study’s purpose is to identify the nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic risk factors for cancer and other diseases in dogs. Each year, with the help of veterinarians and dog owners, the Foundation collects health, environmental and behavioral data on 3,000+ enrolled golden retrievers.

The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study will help identify nutritional, genetic and environmental risk factors for cancer and other important diseases in dogs. Results will provide comprehensive data on diseases and other health challenges, including cancer. Findings will be used as a launching point for multiple health studies in dogs.

3000+
Golden Retrievers enrolled in the study across the U.S.
60%
of Golden Retrievers are impacted by cancer

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Journal Articles

The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study: Establishing an Observational Cohort Study with Translational Relevance for Human Health

Population Characteristics of Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Enrollees

 

Study data and samples are available to qualified researchers during special calls for proposals, which are scheduled and announced by Morris Animal Foundation. For additional research-related data and sample questions, contact the study team directly.

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