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SPRINGER HEALTH SURVEY IS READY. THE LINK FOR THE SURVEY WILL BE ACTIVE UNTIL June 30, 2017.
The comprehensive English Springer Spaniel Health Survey is now available! Please go to the link to start the survey. Each dog you own requires a separate submission. The survey submissions are going to a third party; the Foundation will only get the data on the conditions reported. Some FAQs are posted on the Foundation website to answer many of the questions you may have, but please contact us if you have questions or problems with the survey. The survey can be accessed at the following link https://goo.gl/JxQwRf. The link for the FAQ’s is http://englishspringerfoundation.org/health-projects/surveys
This survey will provide a “snapshot” of the breed since it includes healthy dogs as well as those diagnosed with various listed conditions. Please only report those conditions that were diagnosed by a veterinarian. In addition, there is a mortality section to track the cause of death (including old age) for Springers who died from January 2012 to the present. The results of this survey will allow the Foundation to determine what health studies to support or institute well into the future. The future health of our breed is in our hands – please support this effort by taking the survey. Thanks!
ENGLISH SPRINGER PARENT CLUB AND FOUNDATION TO BE HONORED BY AKC/CHF
The English Springers Field Trial Assn. and the English Springer Spaniel Foundation are honored to have received the following News Release from the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Our appreciation to all English Springer enthusiasts.
AKC Canine Health Foundation to Celebrate Milestones in Canine Health at Canines & Cocktails Gala
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in all dogs, will celebrate the many milestones made in canine health research this year, and the donors who make this progress possible, at the 6th annual Canines & Cocktails gala on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.
As part of the evening’s festivities, the American Kennel Club (AKC) will receive the 2016 President’s Award. This award is given annually to a person or organization that has made an exceptional contribution to advancing canine health. As the founding organization of CHF, the AKC has been a tireless supporter of the Foundation, donating over $23 million in financial support and in-kind services to further the mission of the Foundation, helping keep operating expenses low and maximizing the dollars the Foundation puts toward cutting-edge research.
“Throughout CHF’s nearly 22 year history, the American Kennel Club has been a true partner in the Foundation’s mission to help all dogs live longer, healthier lives,” said Dr. Diane Brown, CHF CEO. “We are grateful for the AKC’s commitment to healthy dogs and for their significant financial and in-kind support.”
Also presented at Canines & Cocktails is the Distinguished Research Partner Award, given to a club or organization for their ongoing and outstanding commitment to fund canine health research. The 2016 recipients are the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association and the English Springer Spaniel Foundation. Working in collaboration, these organizations have generously supported canine health research to benefit all dogs. Most recently, they became the first Champion level sponsors of CHF’s Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, donating over $50,000.
The English Springer Foundation is a tax exempt charity raising contributions to support education and research. Your donations solve Springer health challenges and provide educational resources for admirers of the breed around the world. Explore the web site to learn more about what we do, including funds that support research on PRA, epilepsy, and cancer. Our English Springer DNA Bank is the largest of any recognized breed in the world and has helped researchers to discover disease-causing genes. We also support (in partnership with the breed’s national parent club) the collection and display of the National English Springer Archives.
Donations may be made electronically by clicking on the DonateNow button. If you prefer to mail a contribution, please use the following link for a form and mailing instructions: http://wp45.hostgator.com/~waaynw0aaomk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DONATION-FORM-2015.pdfDonate Now →
Your contributions are needed, welcome, and appreciated.
- Contributions ensure English Springer health for the future by funding important research and health initiatives here in the US and in partnership with other nations.
- Contributions support our web publications of current, relevant, and interesting health and scientic information for you and other English Springer fans around the world.
- Contributions provide the English Springer Academy, a source for learning about breed history, function, structure, and purpose as one of the greatest upland game hunters and as a beloved family companion.