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Candace Croney plays with puppies at a dog breeding site. (Photo: Photo provided )

A Purdue University educator will lead a pilot program that could set national standards for commercial dog breeders.

Candace Croney, an associate professor of animal sciences at Purdue University and director of its Center for Animal Welfare Science, will conduct a two-year research project that will collect data and test current nationwide standards, which vary state by state, to create a uniform standard for dog care and well-being in all 50 states.

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