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61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards Event Presented by Dogs In Review To Recognize Top Canines in the Country February 13, 2016

i-5 Publishing, a leading media technology company, and Dogs in Review magazine, today announced that they will honor the top canines in the country at the 61st Annual Purina® Pro Plan® Show Dogs of the Year Awards event taking place this evening, Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Grant to Study the Health of Urban Dogs in Homes of Children with Asthma February 10, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has awarded an innovative research grant to Dr. Meghan F. Davis, DVM, MPH, PhD of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Davis' research aims to better understand the occurrence of skin and respiratory diseases in inner-city dogs living in the homes of children with asthma.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Nearly $1.5 million to Innovative Research Projects to Improve the Health of Dogs February 4, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces that 30 grants have been awarded in 2015 to researchers studying canine disease. These grants, totaling nearly $1.5 million, will continue to build on CHF-funded advances in veterinary medicine and biomedical science, impacting both canine and human health.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Dr. Diane Brown as Chief Executive Officer February 1, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces that Dr. Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP has been named as chief executive officer (CEO) for the Foundation. Dr. Brown joined CHF in August 2015 as chief scientific officer. As CEO, Dr. Brown will lead the Foundation, overseeing operations and scientific programs from its Raleigh, NC headquarters.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Raises More Than $500,000 Through Donor Challenge Program to Benefit Canine Health Research January 27, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, more than $500,000 has been raised through the American Kennel Club (AKC) Donor Challenge program.

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Small Population Breeds and issues of Genetic Diversity December 1, 2007

This article is about small population breeds concern about genetic diversity and provides the best methods for ensuring the health and diversity of any breed’s gene pool.

2007 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference Summaries October 19, 2007

Summaries of the presentations made at the 2007 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

2007 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference Slides October 19, 2007

Slides to accompany the presenation summaries from the 2007 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

The Geneticist's Best Friend September 21, 2007

This article from Science magazine discusses why dogs are such a great model for genetic research.

THE Dental Vaccine: A New Breakthrough in the Fight Against Periodontal Disease September 1, 2007

This article is about a new dental vaccine that is a preventive measure to periodontal disease.

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