Portuguese Water Dog Foundation, Inc.

A Foundation For The Future

Dedicated to the health of Portuguese Water Dogs

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Improving the quality of life & health of Portuguese Water Dogs

OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to fund canine medical research focused on issues that affect the health and well-being of Portuguese Water Dogs.

Since 1998, we have approved $945,955 in funding to health research grants that benefit the Portuguese Water Dog. Through your donations, the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation was a major contributor in the development of the DNA gene test for Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy, as well as the test for two different forms of Progressive Retinal Atrophy. The Foundation sponsors various studies on cancers, Addison’s disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Puppy Eye Syndrome, hip dysplasia as well as many other important areas of health research.

You too can make a difference and help us be able to carry on with our mission to improve the quality of life and future health of our Portuguese Water Dog companions.

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Recently Funded Research

Strategic Prevention of Canine Hemangiosarcoma: Lifetime Follow-Up (Shine-On)

In this continuation phase of the Shine On project, this group of dogs that had the SOS Test will be followed for their lifetimes to identify any diagnosis of cancer or another chronic disease, the cause of death, and date of death. In addition, a subset of dogs determined to be at high risk using the SOS Test will receive eBAT in the setting of….

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Discovery of Novel Biomarkers of Canine Atopic Dermatitis through Lipid Profiling

Canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) is a common allergic skin disease of dogs with a strong genetic basis. CAD can severely affect the health and well-being of dogs and current diagnosis of CAD requires time-consuming and expensive procedures…
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Investigation into Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a serious disease of the heart muscle whereby the heart becomes enlarged with weak contractions. DCM can result in abnormal heart rhythms, congestive heart failure or…

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Making an Impact On the Future Health of the Breed

The Portuguese Water Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was established for the sole purpose of supporting health research for the benefit of the Portuguese Water Dog.

The Foundation followed the lead of many other breed specific groups, which have established foundations that are separate entities successfully supporting research for the health of their specific breed.

While the Foundation is not affiliated with the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, we do share a common goal – the health of the breed.

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