Goals of the research programme

Our Korec Corso kennel is also focusing on projects regarding genetics and longevity of Cane Corso Italiano. Our aim is a prolongation of age at death of Cane Corso dog breed using appropriate breeding. Our team is led by Evžen Korec, MSc., Ph.D., owner of Korec Corso kennel. You can find his CV here on our website or on Wikipedia.

In a cooperation with Cane Corso kennels from 25 countries all over the world, we achieved for the first time to determine a median age at death of Cane Corso dogs on a statistically significant group. During our research, we also discovered certain connections which will help to prolong the lifespan of Cane Corso dogs. The article summarizing all our findings was published on June 13th, 2017, in an international scientific journal Open Veterinary Journal. You can find and download the manuscript HERE. Our research is also focused on mapping genes responsible for dog’s longevity.

The programme’s goal is a long-term observation of long-lived dogs of this breed (more than 12 years old) on a statistically significant group, a collection and evaluation of information about their state of health and especially an identification of genes responsible for longevity of Cane Corso dogs. We isolate DNA from cells collected by a mouth mucosa smear of each dog in our research programme. This DNA samples enable to analyse genes responsible for longevity.

If you would be interested in an active participation on our research by sharing information about your long-lived Cane Corso dogs (more than 12 years old) or if you are just interested in our research programme and our conclusions, we would appreciate if you could fill in a short questionnaire HERE.

We will inform you about our study, goals and plans immediately. All cooperating kennels will be preferentially introduced to recent findings of our research about the lifespan prolongation of Cane Corso dogs. We also offer free consultations regarding dog genetics for cooperating kennels.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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