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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Supports Healthy Dogs with $220,000 Donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation March 28, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce more than $220,000 has been donated by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company to support canine health through the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program.

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.

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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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.

Researchers Seek Cause of Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dachshunds July 1, 2007

Intervertebral Disc Disease, ongoing research and how Dachshund owners can participate in the research.

Research of Cystinuria in Bulldogs Looks for Genetic Cause July 1, 2007

Research by Paula Henthorn on cystinuria in bulldogs and other dog breeds. The goal of this research is to develop a genetic test for the disease.

Canine Tick-Borne Diseases Are Becoming More Prevalent July 1, 2007

An overview of tick-borne diseases, especially lyme disease.

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