OLDRainshade Collies in the Lead
For more than three decades, Rainshade Collies has helped Collies and Collie breeders by providing information on how to improve the Collie breed by eliminating genetic problems. Much of the advancement in breeder awareness about genetic problems in Collies has been attributed to the valuable information Dr. Vanderlip presented in her widely acclaimed book, The Collie–A Veterinary Reference for the Professional Breeder (1984).
Dr. Vanderlip has also been a leader in promoting advanced breeding techniques in animal reproduction. For more than twenty years, Dr. Vanderlip has produced numerous Rainshade Collie litters from frozen semen, using non-invasive, non-surgical insemination techniques, including transcervical insemination.
Dr. Vanderlip works with universities and research institutions on projects of importance to Collies. She continues to do research and add to information on health issues and about Collie coat color genetics. Dr. Vanderlip is co-author of a chapter on the merle gene (Canine SINEs and Their Effects on Phenotypes of the Domestic Dog, Genomics of Disease, Springer, NY, 79-88). She has written many scientific publications and books.