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Morris Animal Foundation Data Commons is a free resource for the scientific research community. Data Commons provides open access to most of the data collected by the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, covering 11 key subject areas: activity, behavior, dental, disease diagnoses, diet, environment, grooming, geographical locations, medications, physical exams and reproduction. Data is collected annually on each of the approximately 3,000 golden retrievers in the cohort, sourced from both owners and veterinarians.


SNP Genotype Data

by  Morris animal Foundation

Environment, Exposures and Living Conditions

by  Morris animal Foundation
no download access

Conditions - Nervous

by  Morris animal Foundation
no download access

Demographic Data

Medical Conditions Data

Primary Study Endpoints

Diet Data

Behavior Data

Lifestyle Data

Founding Partner

The Mark & Bette Morris Family Foundation

Platinum Partners

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Gold Sponsors

Golden Retriever Foundation


Hadley & Marion Stuart Foundation

Golden Champions

Mars Veterinary