Collie Health Foundation

The Collie Health Foundation’s mission is to fund research medical projects that will benefit the future health of the Collie, and to educate the public and Collie breeders about health issues.

Collie Health Foundation Name

On December 17, 2002 the organization changed it’s name from the Collie Club of America Foundation to the Collie Health Foundation in order to give the Foundation a unique identity separate from the Collie Club of America and more clearly represent our mission.

Collie Health Foundation Logo

Our new logo was generously donated by Diana Hiesilieu. There is a story behind this new logo, a story about a Collie we bred and had the extreme privilege of knowing – A Collie by the name of Noah…Read More!

PRA* 2017-09-14T20:29:13+00:00

Test Name: PRA

Description: An abnormal development (dysplasia) of the rods and cones (the light sensitive cells in the eye) that leads to an early onset of night blindness that is typically apparent by the time pups are 6 weeks of age. In most cases, the rcd2-Affected dog is completely blind by the time it is 1 year old.

Testing organization: OptiGen

Regular Price: $130, or $120 if done at the same time as CEA test from the same sample.

Rebates: Through 12/31/2017, OptiGen has set up a 25% discount for PRA & CEA testing for collies, bringing the cost down to $104 or $96. To receive the OptiGen discount, use the special code “CHF17REF” when you apply for the test. OptiGen set up their discount so that it pops in at the end of your order.
CHF offers an additional rebate of $50/test to CHF members. Request an OptiGen receipt and send it to the CHF Treasurer.

Method and Test Ordering Instructions: Blood sample/cheek swab/semen sample – Blood sample preferred. OptiGen now supplies DNA swabs. Send an email to request swabs: genetest@optigen.com

For information about PRA testing: Optigen | Click: Instructions & Information | Click: Sample Collection and Shipping for directions