Tuesday, July 31, 2012


(From Cindy Cooke) Dr. Mark W. Neff has a research lab associated with the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids Michigan. You can read about his work at http://projectdog.org/about. His team has developed a simple, short survey to collect information about Scottish Terriers. This survey will only be active for ONE week so it is imperative that you do two things immediately: 1. Complete the survey and, 2. Share this e-mail with all your Scottie friends on the internet.

All Scottish Terriers are welcome to participate. At the end of the survey, if you wish to participate further, you will have an option to request a free DNA kit which will be mailed to your home.

By filling out Dr. Neff's Scottish Terrier Health Survey, you have an opportunity to truly advance ongoing research efforts in our breed and every Scottish Terrier can be part of the solution to improving canine health. Please consider taking this simple 2 minute- 100% CONFIDENTIAL- survey about our Scottish Terriers at:
Those of you who have already contributed a sample in the past to Dr. Neff’s research projects, please take the survey to answer questions and update information about your Scottish Terriers.

Dr. Neff needs 1000 responses and it must be done in one week. Survey responders will be the first to receive feedback and research updates. Twenty-five years ago, the Scottish Terrier community combined with a Michigan research team to develop the first ever DNA test for a canine genetic disease. I hope you will join with this new team to continue our history of supporting genetic research that will benefit our dogs and us in the future.

Feel free to contact Cindy Cooke at anstamm@charter.net with any questions. With the participation of the Scottish Terrier community you can look forward to updates from Dr. Neff on this survey and other research results!

Thank you for your help.
Other breeds will be questioned
in the future.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ivy


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post, we took the survey and are doing the sample. Anything to help the Scottie breed.

Susie & Bites

Brenda said...

Went to take the survey and asked for the sample to be sent. This is just about 40 minutes away from us.

ScrapsofMe said...

I registered Bonnie and Kenzie. Thanks for the heads up.

chicamom85 said...

I love my scottie pals. I am a scottie at heart, does that count?? Thank you for this nice post, I will let all scottie pals know.

Loveys Sasha

Anonymous said...

Heading over there now....

ArooOOOOO! Stuart

Sweet William The Scot said...

We got into the study. Don't know if we can help, but we know that his father was used way to much in breeding from the AKC. So his pool has to be out there.
Thanks for bringing us this info.
Sweet William The Scot

Miss Jean said...

Maggie is going to be doing her part!

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