Stay informed of the latest progress in canine health research.
We need your support to fund research that helps dogs live longer, healthier lives.
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.
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.
Search our research portfolio to see what research we are funding on a particular disease.
When you make a memorial donation we will post a photo of your dog to our Celebration Wall gallery.
Why do you support canine health research? What motivates you in the fight against canine disease? We want to hear from you.