Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Fully Enrolled

Thank you for your interest in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. The study launched in 2012 and enrollment was completed in 2015. We are in the information-gathering and analysis phase of the study. Each year, owners and their participating dog’s veterinarian fill out comprehensive questionnaires; the veterinarian also collects biological samples such as hair, nails, blood, urine and feces; and the dog undergoes a complete physical exam.

As the years progress, we are gathering millions of data points that will lead us to a better understanding of how genetics, lifestyle and environment impact our study dogs’ health and well-being. We look forward to sharing the results from this study as our database grows and we are able to draw insight from what we are learning.