Last changed: 22 August 2023

Instructions for veterinarians sending DNA samples

Dogs are more than man's best friend; they help us understanding better the geneticorigin of diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, cardiovascular troubles or diabetes. Living in the same environment, humans and dogs suffer from the same diseases, but dogs' diseases are genetically a lot simpler.

Since January 2008 twenty veterinary schools from 12 European countries work together to collect DNA samples from purebred dogs; healthy or affected by similar diseases as human. We are currently collecting samples and will greatly appreciate your help.

If you would like to know more about how you can help and what diseases we are investigating, please visit the LUPA website: