Guard Dog To Service Dog: Study Looks At Doberman Health



Doberman Pinschers were originally trained as guard dogs, but in the future, they may be able to provide support to owners with disabilities.

New research trials at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital will study treatment methods for dilated cardiomyopathy, a disorder that affects the heart muscle and often prevents Doberman Pinschers from becoming service dogs. With successful detection and treatment of the disease, the highly perceptive breed could help more people thrive in their everyday lives.


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