Thursday, June 25, 2009

Calling ALL Dalmatians

The puppies have eaten, played hard and are now doing the next best thing - sleeping on the BIG DOG bed!

The Dalmatian Club of America and The Dalmatian Club of America Foundation invite ALL Dalmatians to participate in the DNA Collection Clinics at regional Dalmatian specialties throughout the country.

The CHIC DNA Repository, co-sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKC CHF), collects and stores canine DNA samples along with corresponding pedigree and health history information to facilitate future research and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs.

Confirmed collection clinics will be held at:

Aug 7, 2009 Western Reserve Oberlin, OH
Aug 22, 2009 Greater Twin Cities Lake Elmo, MN
Sept 25, 2009 Cumberland Valley Murfreesboro, TN
Oct 9, 2009 Heartland Lawrence, KS
Oct 10, 2009 Chicagoland Schiller Park, IL
Oct 23, 2009 Northern CA Dixon, CA
Oct 29, 2009 Tulsa Joplin, MO
Mar 26, 2010 Greater New York Edison, NJ

The clinics will be underwritten by the Dalmatian Club of America Foundation. We are asking that all Dalmatians, couch potatoes or performance dogs, “just pets” or conformation dogs, all have blood drawn. We would like to get the DNA on as many dogs as possible. So that we may encourage as many participants as possible there is no cost to the owner. As might be expected, there is paper work involved.

All pertinent information and health forms may be found at

To schedule a clinic contact Dr Ginger Iwaoka: or (765) 538- 3257.

Meg Hennessey, DCA President
Jim Smith, DCAF President

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