Welcome to the website for the Canine Genetic Analysis Project (CGAP) at the UC Davis Department of Animal Science!
We are accepting samples for Addison’s, Epilepsy and SLO projects for both affected dogs and healthy older dogs.

Research Goals

  • Evaluate the Mode of Inheritance of Canine Diseases
  • Identify the Genes Responsible for Disease Expression
  • Join the Tools of Statistics with the Promise of Molecular Genetics
 Addison's Project - photo of poodle  Epilepsy Project - photo of Belgian Tervuren  SLO Project - photo of Bearded Collies

Breeds under study for this project:
Bearded Collie, Great Dane, Leonberger,
Portuguese Water Dog, Standard Poodle,
West Highland White Terrier

Breeds under study for this project:
Belgian Tervuren, Belgian Sheepdog,
English Mastiff, Giant Schnauzer, Miniature Poodle,
Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle

Breeds under study for this project:
Bearded Collie

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Please Note:
The buccal swab kit and/or blood sample you submit is for participation in a research study only.
This research does NOT test to verify if your dog does or does not have the disease.
All sample submissions are kept confidential and results for individual dogs will NOT be made available.