The University of Tennessee
College of Veterinary Medicine

To Doberman Pinscher Owners:

 The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine is currently conducting a preliminary survey of owners of female Doberman Pinschers in the Southeast United States in order to learn more about urinary tract problems in this breed.  This study is designed to gather information about urinary incontinence (inability to control urination) and urinary tract infections in Doberman Pinschers. We also wish to investigate the possibility of a link between urinary problems and hypothyroidism  (decreased thyroid gland function).  Ultimately a better understanding of urinary tract disease in this breed will lead to prevention and better treatment options. 

 We are only investigating female Doberman Pinschers in this study (both non-spayed and spayed).

We are interested in gathering information about as many dogs as possible, regardless of whether they are currently experiencing urinary tract problems or not.  Following is our online screening survey for this study, we would greatly appreciate your filling out and submitting this survey.

Click HERE to begin filling out the questionnaire.  When you have completed the form, please click on the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.  You should then see a notice confirming that you have successfully completed the questionnaire.

Thank you for your time.