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.)
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce that Bradford Brady has been hired as director of development for the Foundation. In this role, Mr. Brady will lead the Foundation’s fundraising efforts to further the mission of the organization.
Hyposensitizing Dogs to Atopic Dermatitis July 26, 2016
Up to 10 percent of dogs are affected by atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease caused by an inappropriate immune reaction to environmental allergens that are mainly absorbed through the skin, orally or from breathing.
Cracking the code to successfully manage the environmental allergens that ailed “Henry,” a gentle, loving chocolate Labrador Retriever, turned into a strategic operation against a plethora of pollens, molds, dust mites, and dander to which he was sensitized.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards New Grants to Improve Diagnostics for Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs July 25, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces a second round of new grants awarded through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative. This comprehensive Initiative addresses important health concerns that include Lyme disease, bartonellosis, and ehrlichiosis, through much-needed research in diagnostics, disease pathogenesis and prevalence.
10 Tips for Improving the Bond with Your Dog June 20, 2016
These 10 tips will help you provide the very best mental, social and physical care for your dog.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Three New Grants through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative June 16, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces the first round of new grants awarded through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.
Research being done to uncover the genetic cause of the skin disease Lupoid Dermatosis in German Shorthaired Pointers.
Breed Health Survey Aims to Identify Key Concerns June 1, 2008
The Labrador Retriever Club's Health Survey, the survey questions and the goals of the survey.
The importance of testing standard poodles for Atrial Septal Defect.
Oral Disease Considered Common Problem in Chihuahuas June 1, 2008
The importance of oral health, provides tips on how to brush your dog's teeth and provides information on the vaccine for periodontal disease.
The types of glaucoma, the signs of glaucoma and research being done to find the genetic cause and develop a genetic test for the disease.
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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