Currently there are four cohorts within the Dog Aging Project, but we anticipate adding more as our research continues. Currently, the largest and most important cohort in the Dog Aging Project is the Dog Aging Project Pack, which includes everyone who completes the Health and Life Experience Survey. Some members of the Pack will be invited, based on specific scientific criteria, to join additional scientific cohorts called Foundation, Precision, and TRIAD.
To be eligible for Foundation, Precision, or TRIAD, participants must have submitted electronic veterinary medical records with the Health and Life Experience Survey (click here to read more about veterinary records). From this subset of Pack members, our veterinary team reviews the medical records and identifies dogs who fit the age, sex, size, genetic background, geographic, and health parameters required for participation in these cohorts.
The science we do will be the most powerful if we consider puppies and adults, males and females, intact and altered individuals, mixed breed and purebred dogs, and dogs who live all over the US.