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

VCLE – Vesicular Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in Dogs

2019-05-03T14:32:07-04:00

Vesicular Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in Dogs Introduction Vesicular cutaneous lupus erythematosus (VCLE) is a variant form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) that affects predominantly adult rough collies, Shetland sheepdogs and Border collies. Distinctive cutaneous lesions consist of annular, polycyclic and/or serpiginous erosions and ulcerations, primarily affecting the axillae, ventral abdomen and groin with frequent involvement [...]

VCLE – Vesicular Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in Dogs2019-05-03T14:32:07-04:00

AKC CHF Parent Club Meeting 2017

2019-05-03T15:30:09-04:00

AKC CHF Parent Club Meeting 2017 Genetic Predisposition to Infection by Dr. Urs Giger Abstract: Dogs with antimicrobial resistant, unresponsive, or unusual infections are due to a primary hereditary immunodeficiency disorder. The microbial host defense can be weakened by secondary or acquired diseases (injury, endocrinopathy, cancer or co-infection) or primary inherited disorders that affect the [...]

AKC CHF Parent Club Meeting 20172019-05-03T15:30:09-04:00

Dog’s Best Friend

2019-05-04T12:31:28-04:00

A geneticist makes strides in understanding a complex disorder affecting canines and humans. By Clinton Colmenares “Lassie, come home!” But first, Clemson genetics researcher Leigh Anne Clark, would like to get a cheek swab to study your genes. Anyone who has had a 5-pound Yorkie or 90-pound Lab nudge her hand, requesting a scratch under [...]

Dog’s Best Friend2019-05-04T12:31:28-04:00

Dermatomyositis

2019-04-24T15:25:42-04:00

Dermatomyositis: A Breeder’s Nightmare – Thoughts from a Breeder* By Robette Johns This article is to help breeders understand more about Dermatomyositis, (DM). First, it’s not the end of the world. Second, openness about this disease will help other breeders and the Collie Breed. Lastly, if we can recognize that we are in a remarkable time [...]

Dermatomyositis2019-04-24T15:25:42-04:00

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

2019-04-24T15:27:22-04:00

WHAT IS OFA? by Gayle Kaye OFA stands for Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. It was founded in 1966 as a private “not for profit” foundation. Originally the purpose of the organization was to "provide a standardized evaluation for hip dysplasia and to serve as a data base for control of hip dysplasia through selective breeding." [...]

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals2019-04-24T15:27:22-04:00

Hip Dysplasia

2019-04-24T15:45:16-04:00

HIP DYSPLASIA by Gayle Kaye Hip Dysplasia is an abnormal formation of the hip socket and in its more severe form it can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. Hip dysplasia is one of the most common skeletal diseases seen in dogs and it is one of the most studied veterinary [...]

Hip Dysplasia2019-04-24T15:45:16-04:00

Collie Health Foundation

The Collie Health Foundation’s mission is to fund research medical projects that will benefit the future health of the Collie, and to educate the public and Collie breeders about health issues.

Collie Health Foundation Name

On December 17, 2002 the organization changed it’s name from the Collie Club of America Foundation to the Collie Health Foundation in order to give the Foundation a unique identity separate from the Collie Club of America and more clearly represent our mission.

Collie Health Foundation Logo

Our new logo was generously donated by Diana Hiesilieu. There is a story behind this new logo, a story about a Collie we bred and had the extreme privilege of knowing – A Collie by the name of Noah…Read More!