This is Man’s Best Friend. Man’s Best Defense.
CPS is the successor of a research effort that began in 1990 at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The CPS mission is to innovate canine detection technology by exploring basic and applied research frontiers in olfaction, behavior, genetics, and physical performance.
CPS scientists play a vital role in increasing the capabilities of the canine technology for a variety of uses, such as conservation and medical detection. CPS investigates new frontiers in olfaction, neuroscience, genetics, and physical performance by exploring the many scientific disciplines that make up canine performance science. Those disciplines include experimental psychology, behavior, neurology, biophysics, biomechanics, nutrition, exercise physiology, genetics, theriogenology, engineering, chemistry, and biology. CPS’ network of scientists conduct both basic and applied research to advance the canine technology. CPS’ two main specialty areas are in advancing working dog capabilities and breeding superior working dogs. Please contact us to learn more about our research programs.
The CPS program is a soft money program and receives the bulk of its funding from grants, contracts, and donations. Donors, like the Metcalf family and others, have contributed through the years to the success of our program and to the advancement of the working dog. Be a part of the CPS program and help continue its success by donating today.