If you own a Flat-coat 11 or older, please consider submitting a blood sample to the CHIC DNA Repository.
The UC Davis LONGEVITY STUDY is ON HOLD –
As of February 2022, the FCR longevity study being conducted by Dr. Rebhun and Dr. Bannasch at the University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine (Bannasch Lab) is no longer accepting samples on Flat-coated retrievers 11 years and older.
This study is on hold while an interim analysis is being conducted. More samples may be requested at a later date for older dogs or possibly for a different age group.
In the interim, please submit samples to the CHIC DNA Repository. Instructions for collection, the application and health survey forms can be found at https://www.ofa.org/about/dna-repository.
The FCR Foundation will reimburse $5 of the $20 fee for samples submitted after the 2022 Specialty. For Foundation reimbursement, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and attach copies of your vet and UPS / FedEx receipts.