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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.

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.

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Researchers Study Ways to Diagnose Liver Disease Sooner July 1, 2007

Ongoing research on two liver diseases that affect Cocker Spaniels: portosystemic vascular anomalies (liver shunts) and chronic hepatitis.

Alopecia X Researchers Study "Mystery Skin Disease" July 1, 2007

The mystery skin disease Alopecia X and research done on the disease.

Early Treatment for Corneal Ulcers Helps to Save Vision July 1, 2007

How to recognize and treat Corneal Ulcers.

Researchers Study PPS Cataracts in Rottweilers July 1, 2007

Research looking for the mode of inheritance for cataracts.

DNA Suppressor Gene Accounts for Size Differences in Dogs July 1, 2007

Dogs are the only species to produce adults with such a wide range of sizes. This article discusses the DNA sequence responsible for breed size.

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