For Your Dog’s Health

Disease information, health articles and dog care information.

We know that your dog's health is important to you. The information here will be helpful whether your dog is healthy or affected by a disease.  Please remember that the information contained here cannot substitute for the advice of your veterinarian.


Watch the presentation "AKC Canine Health Foundation - Investing in a Healthy Future for All Dogs: Bringing Scientists, Veterinarians, and Dog Lovers Together," given by CHF CEO Dr. Diane Brown at VMX on January 22, 2019 as part of the OFA-sponsored lecture series "The OFA Toolset to Minimize Hereditary Disease."


Caring for Your Dog: information about dog training, safety, healthy weight, pet loss and much more. 


Dog Health Articles: the articles below contain more detailed information on canine health issues. They can be filtered by research area.

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Summary of Canine Health Bytes Webinar: “Canine Degenerative Myelopathy: From Gene Mutation Discovery to Clinical Trials” November 20, 2019

A brief summary of the Canine Health Bytes webinar on canine degenerative myelopathy, presented by Dr. Joan Coates in October 2019.

Research to Improve Working Dog Success November 15, 2019

With research supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and its donors, investigators are exploring the temperamental traits and cognitive skills that determine a successful working dog.

Personalized Medicine for Dogs September 15, 2019

The field of personalized medicine is flourishing in human and veterinary healthcare and the AKC Canine Health Foundation and its donors are funding research to advance the health of all dogs, on a personal level.

An Update on Canine Leptospirosis September 4, 2019

The latest CHF-funded epidemiologic data on canine leptospirosis in North America is presented.

The Cattle Dog That Could August 27, 2019

Meet 11-year-old “Skoal,” an Australian Cattle Dog who has wowed crowds at national-level agility events, including the 2019 AKC Agility Cup presented by EEM, thanks to his trainer, owner…and great care.

A Better Option for Diagnosing Ovarian Remnant Syndrome August 23, 2019

Thanks to funding from the AKC Canine Health Foundation, a better testing option has been described for canine ovarian remnant syndrome.

A One Health Approach to Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses July 15, 2019

CHF-funded researchers are studying a class of rare, fatal disorders of the nervous system called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL). The knowledge gained may help dogs and people affected by this devastating disease.

The Effects of Aging and Cryopreservation on Canine Semen Quality July 1, 2019

Thanks to AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funding, researchers are exploring the effects of age and sperm characteristics on fertility.

Regenerative Medicine for Canine Cartilage Disorders June 3, 2019

Regenerative medicine uses the body’s own cells and proteins to promote healing and may be used to treat tendon and ligament injuries, spinal conditions, and osteoarthritis in dogs.

Researching the Cause of Gallbladder Mucocele in Dogs June 1, 2019

Gallbladder mucocele formation in dogs is an emerging and deadly disease. CHF and its donors remain committed to finding answers about this disease to inform better treatment and prevention strategies.

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