PARKER FORD, PA, April 18, 2021 07:00 ET — The Portuguese Water Dog Foundation is excited to kick off a new research study to investigate the genetics of Addison’s disease — specifically in PWDs! The will be conducted by Drs. Steven Friedenberg and Leigh Anne Clark and their research team at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and Clemson University.
PARKER FORD, PA, July 13, 2020 09:00 ET — The Portuguese Water Dog Foundation is pleased to support the continuation phase of the Shine On project with the Golden Retriever Foundation, the American Boxer Charitable Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
In this continuation phase of the Shine On project, the group of dogs that were originally enrolled in the study and received the Shine On Suspicion (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.
The objective of this study is to A) clinicopathologically and molecularly characterize microphthalmia with delayed growth in the Portuguese Water Dog (PWD) and B) develop a DNA-based test to assist breeders with their breeding programs and avoid producing affected dogs.
PARKER FORD, PA, February 1, 2017 – The Portuguese Water Dog Foundation is pleased to announce we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) along with the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America to collaborate with AKC CHF to jointly fund research at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) – Section of Medical Genetics, Pediatrics and Reproduction to better characterize the clinical disorder of syndromic microphthalmia and delayed growth seen in the PWD, commonly known in our breed as Puppy Eye Syndrome (PES). Continue reading “Microphthalmia and Delayed Growth Syndrome”
RALEIGH, N.C. – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, is pleased to announce the funding of an exciting grant which aims to better understand and prevent hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer in dogs. Three groups whose dogs have been affected by this cruel disease — the American Boxer Charitable Foundation, the Golden Retriever Foundation, and the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation — are taking a unique, collaborative stand against cancer by pledging $432,000 to support this research effort.
Continue reading “AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces $432,000 Grant to Fight Cancer in Dogs”
PARKER FORD, PA, October 1, 2015 15:00 ET — In an unprecedented collaboration, the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation is pleased and excited to announce that we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Golden Retriever Foundation, the American Boxer Charitable Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation for a joint research project to develop two technologies that will allow researchers to diagnose hemangiosarcoma in the early stages and to treat the disease before it reaches the crisis point.
Final results on Dr. Robert K Wayne’s work investigating DNA methylation and its regulation of gene expression in normal and pathological states.
Final results on Dr. Jong Hyuk Kim’s work to understand early hemangiosarcoma tumor formation and how to control tumor growth.
Final results on Dr. Daniel L. Gustafson’s work to optimize chemotherapy drug selection for canine osteosarcoma patients and improve outcomes. This study is being funded through the generosity of your donation to the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation, Inc.
Recent update on Dr. Nicola Mason’s work on developing a cancer vaccine in dogs.