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Breed Specific Health Concerns


Each year the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) polls breed parent clubs about their top health concerns and research interests.  The primary purpose of this poll is to give researchers information about the health priorities of each of the parent clubs.  Additionally, the poll results can be helpful for prospective pet owners because they indicate what diseases affect each breed or are of greatest concern to owners of a breed.  It is important to remember that any dog can come down with a particular disease.  And a particular dog can be very healthy throughout life even if specific diseases are listed as concerns for the breed.  Finally, our poll is not scientific.  It represents the opinions of one or a group of representatives from the breed's parent club.

Information from the 2013 health poll is now available for download.  Click here to obtain the most recent data in spreadsheet format.



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