Celebrating 25 Years of Advancing the Health of All Dogs

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In 2020, the AKC Canine Health Foundation celebrates our 25th anniversary.

Founded by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1995 as an independent, 501c3 non-profit organization to focus on research specifically for canine health, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has been bolstered by outstanding donor support and continues to make great strides in advancing the health of all dogs. Through canine health research grants, educational grants, conferences, educational and health resources, and more, the physical, mental, and social well-being of dogs has always been our focus. From mapping the canine genome to research initiatives exploring common but complex diseases such as cancer, bloat, epilepsy, and tick-borne disease, CHF finds and funds projects with the greatest potential to advance the health of dogs.

We thank the AKC, Purina, our corporate partners, AKC parent clubs, funded researchers, and every supporter that has contributed to achieving our mission!

We invite you to explore CHF’s notable achievements in the timeline and materials here. More importantly, we invite you join us for the next 25 years to help all dogs live longer, healthier lives.


AKC Canine Health Foundation 25th Anniversary Timeline

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Learn More About CHF Achievements:

Collaborating on the Greatest Needs in Canine Health
The story of Robette Johns, a Collie-lover, breeder, and AKC judge, and her journey of collaboration with the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

Collaborative Brain Tumor Research for Dogs
To support advances in canine brain tumor treatments, the AKC Canine Health Foundation was one of the original collaborators in the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium.

Encouraging the Next Generation of Canine Health Researchers – A Success Story
Read about the success of one AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellowship alumnus - CHF-funded researcher and emergency/critical care veterinarian Dr. Steven Friedenberg.

Help Future Generations of Dogs

Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.

Learn How to Help

Help Future Generations of Dogs

Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.

Learn How to Help

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