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Collaborative research, involving key canine cancer researchers, is focusing on developing markers to help diagnose and guide cancer treatment.

The recent discovery of the gene mutation that causes a crippling dwarfism in Miniature Poodles, and the subsequent development of a direct DNA test to identify carriers, represents a successful collaboration between breeders and researchers. 

When a 4-year-old gold and white Long-Coat Chihuahua, GB/LUX CH Deeruss Flashmoon at Bally broke, collapsed from muscle weakness and an in ability to balance on his legs in December 2006, his co-owners and longtime Chihuahua enthusiasts were baffled.

Chihuahua breeder Frieda Kane found her 5-year-old female, CH Guichon's Tika Toy ("Tika"), shaking out of control. Kane felt her heart beating fast as she ran to the dog. "I had just let the dogs inside, and she was missing.

A comprehensive cardiac screening clinic will be held for the third consecutive year Oct. 6 to 11 at the Doberman Pinscher Club of America (DPCA) National Specialty in Topeka, Kan.

Mammary cancer is as familiar to dog breeders and owners as breast cancer is to people whose loved ones have been diagnosed with the devastating disease.

Only about half of dogs trained to be service dogs make it.

Terrier breeders who have had dogs that suffer from primary lens luxation (PLL), a painful, genetic eye disorder that often leads to blindness, shared relief when the gene mutation was discovered last fall by researchers at the University of Missouri, and t

Though some breeders believe that pes varus has occurred in Dachshunds for about 40 years, others are still learning about the potentially crippling orthopedic disorder known in layman's terms as bowlegged syndrome.

Though some breeders believe that pes varus has occurred in Dachshunds for about 40 years, others are still learning about the potentially crippling orthopedic disorder known in layman's terms as bowlegged syndrome.

Among the Boxer's distinguishing characteristics is a chiseled head in correct proportion to the body.

When their 9-year-old brindle Boxer “Lyric” (CH LattaLane’s Irish Lyric) showed early-stage degenerative myelopathy (DM) in the spring of 2015, breeders Thomas J. and Carol Latta of Corder, Missouri, already recognized the signs.