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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Funding to Address Canine Thyroid Disease August 29, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an exciting new grant that aims to address thyroid disease in dogs. Funding for this grant is made possible by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), a long-time partner of CHF.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Hires Bradford Brady as Director of Development August 1, 2016

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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