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Useful Links & Puppy Videos






(this is where you will find titre testing information)

(educational resources)

(spay and neuter articles)

Scientific Literature (pdf copies available on request)

Ware. W.A. & Hopper, D.L. (1999) Cardiac Tumours in Dogs: 1982-1995. Journal of Veterinary International Medicine 13: 95-103. 

Beauvais, W., Cardwell, J.M. & Brodbelt, D.C. (2012) The effect of neutering on the risk of mammary tumours in dogs – a systematic review. Journal of Small Animal Practice 53: 314- 322.

Obradovich, J. (DVM), Walsh, R. (BVMS) & Goullard, E. (DVM) (1987) The influence of castration on the development of prostatic carcinoma in the dog: 43 cases (1978-1985). Journal of Veterinary International Medicine 1(4): 183-7.

Hart, B.L., Hart, L.A., Thigpen, A.P. & Willits, N.H. (2014) Long-term health effects of neutering dogs: Comparison of Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers. Plos One 9(7) e102241.

De la Riva, G.T., Hart, B.L., Farver, T.B., Oberbauer, A.M., Messam, L.L., Willits, N. & Hart, L.A. (2013) Neutering Dogs: Effects on joint disorders and cancers in Golden Retrievers. Plos One 8(2) e55937.

Moore, G.E., Guptill, L.F., Ward, M.P., Glickman, N.W., Faunt, K.K., Lewis, H.B. & Glickman, L.T. (2005) Adverse events diagnosed within three days of vaccine administration in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 227(7):1102-8.

Villamil, J.A., Henry, C.J., Hahn, A.W., Bryan, J.N., Tyler, J.W. & Caldwell, C.W. (2009) Hormonal and sex impact on the Epidemiology of Canine Lymphoma. Journal of Cancer Epidemiology 2009: 591753.

Berendt, M., Gullov, C.H., Christensen, S.L.K., Gudmundsdottir, H., Gredal, H., Fredholme, M. & Alban, L. (2008) Prevalence and characteristics of epilepsy in the Belgian shepherd variants Groenendael and Terveuren born in Denmark 1995-2004). Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 50:51.

Slauterbeck, J.R., Pankratz, K., Xu, K.T., Bozeman, S.C. & Hardy, D.M. (2004) Canine Ovarihysterectomy and Orchiectomy increases the prevalence of ACL injury. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 429: 301-305.

Terracini, G.RU.B. & Glickman, L.T. (1998) Host related risk factors for canine osteosarcoma. The veterinary Journal 156: 31-39.

Chandler, K. (2006) Canine Epilepsy: What can we learn from human seizure disorders? The Veterinary Journal 172: 207-217.

Day, M.J. (2006) Vaccine side effects: Fact and fiction. Veterinary Microbiology 117: 51-58.

Cooley, D.M, Beranek, B.C., Schlittler, D.L., Glickman, N.W., Glickman, L.T. & Waters, D.J. (2002) Endogenous Gonadal Hormone Exposure and Bone Sarcoma Risk. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 11: 1434–1440.

The GRCA Health and Genetics Committee (2012) The GRCA Electronic Health Survey at 1 Year:

Data on Longevity and Cancer. The Golden Retriever Club of America, Inc. (

Hart, B.L. (2001) Effect of gonadectomy on subsequent development of age-related cognitive impairment in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 219(1): 51-65.






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