Quick is a sweet girl who hails from Montana. She came along with Red Cloud, Zest, Gojo, Tomcat, Muskrat, Cooter, Buddy, Comet, Granite, Yale, and Streak. She was super shy at first, but has warmed up so much to her new humans and dog friends. She loves to be bet outside and is even starting to get pretty playful, which we love to see. She has a signature move – when she wants more attention, she will poke her human’s backside with her nose as a way to ask for more pets. She has also come to enjoy the laid back life around here, and has put on quite a few pounds! But we hope that with treadmill training she will quickly get back into tip top shape!
Quick helped out to create a first of a kind Canine Brain Atlas. For that her brain was imaged by magnetic resonance while she was asleep. This type of imaging is commonly in humans and allows to identify such alterations as brain tissue volume and connectivity as well as to identify neuropathology at the early stages. However until recently this technique was not utilized for the same purposes in dogs. Participation of Quick and 9 other Vaika dogs allowed to build a comprehensive atlas of canine brain which from now on will serve as a reference standard for canine neurological research. Most likely more MR images will be taken while Quick ages - it will help to better describe which alterations canine brain structure undergoes through aging.