Articles & Newsletters
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:
Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published biannually.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter (published six times per year.)
Research Spotlight: Lyme Disease January 26, 2017
Learn more about Lyme disease and how your support of CHF is making an impact.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Meets Year I Fundraising Goal for Tick-Borne Disease Initiative; Launches Year II to Continue Progress in Research January 19, 2017
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce it has met the Year I fundraising goal of $250,000 for its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, launched in February 2016. Funds raised were matched dollar-for-dollar by the American Kennel Club.
AKC Canine Health Foundation, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and The International Partnership for Dogs Announce the “Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs” Initiative January 17, 2017
The ever-increasing emergence of new canine DNA tests and testing laboratories has made choosing quality DNA testing providers and the right DNA tests for health and breeding decisions increasingly challenging for many owners, breeders and veterinarians. Working with a wide-spectrum of stakeholders in dog health, the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) "Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs" initiative will provide practical support to address these challenges.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Celebrates Donors and Milestones in Canine Health at Canines & Cocktails Gala January 12, 2017
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrated their donors and the many milestones made in canine health research this year at the 6th annual Canines & Cocktails gala on December 15, 2016 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.
TRUE OR FALSE? 10 Common Canine Influenza Beliefs Explained January 6, 2017
Canine infectious disease expert, Dr. Jason Stull, provides the facts about canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to make the best choices to protect your dog.
The types of canine brain tumors, research being done to find new therapies and the similarities to human brain tumors.
Common Household Toxins April 4, 2009
Slides from a presentation about common house hold toxins and their effect on dogs given by John Tegzes of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Science.
DNA Collection: Avoiding Sample Fatigue March 1, 2009
This article is about developing a better understanding of DNA, its uses, and knowing what questions to ask when asked to contribute samples to avoid sample fatigue.
Ultra Canine Athletes Adapt Rapidly to Ongoing Intense Exercise February 1, 2009
The results of Dr. Michael Davis' research on sled dogs.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Process of Obtaining, Reviewing and Selecting Grants December 1, 2008
This article is about the AKC Canine Health Foundation's grant process and how the Foundation finds the highest quality grants that will benefit canines and ultimately humans.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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