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Fundraising for Research of Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs Gets Boost from AKC March 14, 2016

Learn more about tick-borne diseases and what's being done to help us better understand how to protect our dogs.

Tick Talk March 14, 2016

Learn more about tick-borne disease in this infographic.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Board of Directors Elected March 10, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce the new Directors elected to its Board of Directors.

Winners of the 61st Annual Purina® Pro Plan® Show Dogs of the Year Awards Presented by Dogs In Review Announced February 29, 2016

The winners of its 61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards event that took place Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Matched-funding Initiative to Fight Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs February 22, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an exciting new tick-borne disease initiative that aims to educate dog-owners and find better diagnostics, preventatives, and therapeutics for dogs. As an added incentive, all donations to the CHF tick-borne disease initiative during 2016 will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar by the American Kennel Club (AKC), up to $250,000.

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Researcher Looks for Genetic Mutations Causing Canine Liver Shunts June 1, 2008

Signs of liver shunts, the mode of inheritance, management of the disease and current research.

Researchers Hope to Identify Genetic Mutations for Cryptorchidism May 1, 2008

An overview of research being done on cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both testicles fail to descend and what to do when dogs hae the condition.

Development of a National Canine Cancer Biospecimen Repository March 1, 2008

This article is about the CCOGC's development of a biospecimen repository, collecting tissues and fluids dogs with specific cancer types that are major problems in the dog and human population.

Breeders Welcome a New Era of Responsible Breeding January 1, 2008

Health surveys, genetic research and the other tools available to responsible dog breeders concerned with canine health.

Ways in Which Your Kennel Club Can Work with Vet Students and Vet Tech Students December 1, 2007

This article is about how programs addressing veterinary students may lead to productive relationshipsamong clubs, breeders and veterinary colleges.

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