Colorado Event Gathers Golden Participants
It was a perfect combination: a park full of happy, healthy Golden Retriever study heroes and future heroes, their dedicated owners and a gorgeous autumn day in Colorado. The Golden Retriever Study Team was honored to meet many local Colorado study participants last month during an event at Kennedy Dog Park in Denver.
The event offered owners of Golden Retrievers a great opportunity to meet other study participants. A few long-lost friends, both four-legged and two-legged, even reunited during the day. The informal gathering served as a great pilot event that could be replicated across the country, providing an invaluable opportunity for study participants to create a sense of community, which is extremely important for the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study’s success.
Study participant Nan Stuart’s entire litter out of Gopher’s Runs Like Kelso is sporting the study as a full family effort. Siblings Khaki, Kono, Kizzi, Korrigan, Kubota, Koaster and Kevlar spent the afternoon romping in a section of the park.
Although the group of seven definitely shares a resemblance, each dog from blonde to dark red will provide Morris Animal Foundation with unique data for analysis in an overall effort to understand and improve canine health. Nan’s dogs, and other participating litter-mates, will provide valuable information about how environmental exposures affect dogs that share genetic lines.
Join the effort today by learning more at www.CanineLifetimeHealth.org.