The Long Winding Road of MDR1

2021-08-10T12:24:31-04:00

By Robette Johns Donna’s story highlights the fact that no matter how careful we are or how many times we tell our vet clinic our Collie is MDR1 mutant/mutant, it’s never enough. To give you a little background on the MDR1 journey, one of Pati Merrill’s memorable stories about “Getting to Know You”, in the [...]

The Long Winding Road of MDR12021-08-10T12:24:31-04:00

Why Wisdom Health

2021-08-10T09:53:02-04:00

The Collie Health Foundation has had an extraordinarily long and strong working relationship with OptiGen Labs.  After OptiGen was purchased by Wisdom Health, a division of MARS, I was extremely worried.  I was able to talk with Sue Pearce Kelling not to long after the announcement was made, Sue set up a time where I [...]

Why Wisdom Health2021-08-10T09:53:02-04:00

Collie Health Testing 201

2021-08-10T09:54:20-04:00

Part I – Where to Test (AKA the Lab) Not all labs are alike.   Until we have universal standards, you as the breeder need to rely on someone you trust to tell you what testing agency might be right for your breed of dog.  Consider the following: You are getting ready to breed Lassie and [...]

Collie Health Testing 2012021-08-10T09:54:20-04:00

Collie Health Testing 101*

2021-08-10T12:20:36-04:00

You Think Figuring Out Health Testing is Too Hard? I have heard a lot of complaints lately about how difficult it is to figure out heath testing and applying for subsidies. I was really taken aback by this. Since the Collie Health foundation has multiple purposes, and one is education, this hit me hard. When [...]

Collie Health Testing 101*2021-08-10T12:20:36-04:00

Dermatomyositis (DMS) in 2019

2021-08-10T09:16:09-04:00

Still a Breeder’s Nightmare? Many things have changed since I wrote my first article almost twenty years ago, but many other things have not. Over the years, I have continued to learn things about DMS in Collies and in people. I hope this helps you as a Collie breeder, owner and fancier to be more [...]

Dermatomyositis (DMS) in 20192021-08-10T09:16:09-04:00

CHF Seminar on Hip & Elbow Dysplasia, OFA and Pennhip

2019-08-05T16:18:34-04:00

YouTube Video - Collie Health Foundation Seminar on Hip & Elbow Dysplasia, OFA and Pennhip Click the CC on the bottom right for Closed Captioning once you start the video.

CHF Seminar on Hip & Elbow Dysplasia, OFA and Pennhip2019-08-05T16:18:34-04:00

Greatest Needs in Canine Health

2019-05-06T13:27:23-04:00

Collaborating on the Greatest Needs in Canine Health 11/01/2018 Author: Sharon M. Albright, DVM CCRT The AKC Canine Health Foundation’s vision is to address the health needs of all dogs across their entire lifetime by focusing on their physical, mental, and social well-being. That’s a lot of science to cover! So how does AKC Canine Health [...]

Greatest Needs in Canine Health2019-05-06T13:27:23-04:00

Length Variations within the Merle Retrospansposon

2019-05-06T13:20:05-04:00

Length variations within the Merle retrotransposon of canine PMEL: Correlating genotype with phenotype Sarah C. Murphy, Jacquelyn M. Evans, Kate L. Tsai and Leigh Anne Clark Email authorView ORCID ID profile Mobile DNA20189:26 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13100-018-0131-6 ©  The Author(s). 2018 Received: 5 June 2018 Accepted: 27 July 2018 Published: 3 August 2018 This is the scientific published article from Mobile DNA 2018 about The Genetics of Merle Patterns in Dogs READ MORE - https://mobilednajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13100-018-0131-6 

Length Variations within the Merle Retrospansposon2019-05-06T13:20:05-04:00

Genetics of Merle Patterns in Dogs

2019-05-06T13:20:48-04:00

The genetics of merle coat patterns in dogs Merle coat patterns, prevalent in breeds like Dachshunds, Great Danes, and Collies, can vary greatly. In this blog, researchers from Clemson University examined how these coat pattern varieties differ on the genetic level. Sarah Murphy & Leigh Anne Clark 3 Aug 2018 Sarah Murphy, B.S. is a graduate [...]

Genetics of Merle Patterns in Dogs2019-05-06T13:20:48-04:00

Testing 101

Health Testing is Too Hard?

The CHF made it easier for you to request codes.

request your test codes - clicks to contact form request

Click the picture of the rough blue puppy which is on every page under “Test Your Collie”. A form pops up for you to fill out. Once you are done, hit send!

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Testing 201

Where to Test
What to Test For & Why
How to Educate Yourself

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Enroll: Coloboma Study

Enroll in the Coloboma Study - clicks to contact form request

Click the picture of the rough sable which is on every page under “Grants/Samples”. A form pops up for you to fill out. Once you are done, hit send!

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