Test Name: MDR1* 

Description: Sensitivity to certain drugs, including ivermectin, which can cause severe reactions or death in some collies.

Testing organization: Washington State University/Vetmed

Regular Price:  $60 a test paid online by credit card.

Rebate: CHF offers a rebate of $20/test to CHF members (request receipt and send to This rebate is in effect until 12/31/19.  If you are a breeder please use the Optimal Selection TM Test which will give you many more genetic health results than just MDR1 test.  Wisdom Health, Optimal Selection, has acquired a license from WSU to run MDR1 on their panel.  NOTE: REBATES ARE FOR ROUGH AND SMOOTH COLLIES ONLY

Method and Test Ordering Instructions: Blood sample or Cheek swab

For information about MDR1 testing: VetMed Ivermectin

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!