Projects Funded Through Our Annual Campaign


In 2016, our tenth year of operations, your donations helped with the following:

  • The CSHF initiated a grant proposal with Dr. Steven Friedenberg from the University of Minnesota to study the genetics of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in Clumber Spaniels.
  • The CSHF co-sponsored one grant from the Morris Animal Foundation and two grants from the AKC Canine Health Foundation in 2016.
  • Both the CSHF and Clumber Spaniel Club of America supported the CHF Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Area with matching $250 contributions.
  • Total 2016 CSHF donations amounted to $10,917.
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In 2012, our sixth year of operations, your donations helped with the following:

  • Support Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) grant to investigate the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)to treat spinal cord disease.
  • Support MAF grant to evaluate a new cell therapy for osteoarthritis in dogs.
  • Support MAF grant to evaluate three sensory motor tests in dogs with spinal cord injuries.
  • Support Canine Health Foundation (CHF) grant to optimize cell-based vaccine approach to prevent relapse of drug resistant lymphoma.
  • Provide a health seminar at the CSCA National Specialty on intervertebral disc disease featuring Dr. Jon Levine from Texas A&M.


In 2011, our fifth year of operations, your donations helped with the following:

  • Support MAF grant to investigate hemangiosarcoma and lymphoma in Golden Retrievers.
  • Support MAF grant to investigate the use of stem cells as treatment in paralyzed dogs.
  • Support MAF grantto investigate a novel class of drugs, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, to control growth of hemangiosarcoma.
  • Provide health seminar with Dr. Nick Duesbery from Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) on hemangiosarcoma at the CSCA National Specialty.


In 2010, our fourth year of operations, your donations helped with the following:

  • Provide DNA from one Clumber to T-Gen where the complete genome was mapped
  • Provide DNA from affected and unaffected Clumbers for hemangiosarcoma research at the VARI and T-Gen research facilities.
  • Sent 40 DNA samples to T-Gen in Phoenix for SNP analysis in support of Dr. Mark Neff and Dr. Nick Duesbery?s research at VARI on Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Continue to support the Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) research project at the University of Manchester, UK, under the supervision of Dr. Lorna Kennedy with contribution to CSCA Donor Advised Fund at the CHF.
  • Provide health seminar with Dr. MarkNeff, a renowned canine geneticist, at the CSCA National Specialty.


In 2009, our third year of operations, your donations helped with the following:

  • Continue to support the IMHA research project at the University of Manchester, UK, under the supervision of Dr. Lorna Kennedy with DNA and funding.
  • Partner with the CSCA to fund an associate sponsorship of the CHF?s Canine Cancer Conference.
  • Support a National Institutes of Health Go! Grant at VARI to study biochemical pathways and genetic markers of hemangiosarcoma.
  • Support a study on IVDD at VARI with Dr. Mark Neff and Dr. Nick Duesbery with DNA and funding.
  • Maintain an International PDP1 database for Clumber and Sussex spaniels on the CSHF website.
  • Continue through the Piper Fund to reimburse Clumber spaniel owners for necropsy reports and DNA from their deceased Clumbers.
  • Provide health seminars at the CSCA National Specialty with Dr. Nick Duesbery of VARI.
  • Establish a second DNA storage facility at VARI.
  • Hold DNA collection clinics and manage the CSCA DNA bank.


In 2008, our second year of operations, your donations helped with the following:

  • Support the IMHA research project at the University of Manchester, UK, under the supervision of Dr. Lorna Kennedy with DNA and funding.
  • Support the hemangiosarcoma research project at the VARI under principal investigator Dr. Nick Duesbery.
  • Present a seminar at the 2008 International Symposium held at the CSCA National Specialty on status of Clumber health.
  • Support the Piper Fund established by Cyrus and Kim Daboo to rebate Clumber owners for necropsies on their deceased Clumbers to understand the cause of death.
  • Promote the Canine Phenome Project at the University of Missouri.
  • Establish a web page, ClumberHealth.org.


In 2007, our first year of operations, your donations helped with the following:

  • Digitize the Clumber spaniel DNA Bank at the University of Missouri.
  • Pay for the first of three parts of the IMHA study at the University of Manchester with Dr. Lorna Kennedy.
  • Cover part of the CERF expense at the 2008 National.
  • Pay for our incorporation fees and legal bills.
  • Incorporate the Piper Fund within the CSHF at the request of its founders, Kim and Cyrus Daboo.