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AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters its Fourteenth Year November 24, 2015

A long-term medical surveillance study which has followed the search and rescue dogs of 9/11 enters its fourteenth year. The study, conducted by Dr. Cindy Otto of the University of Pennsylvania Penn Vet Working Dog Center and funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation has followed the health and behavior of the 9/11 dogs since October 2001.

Three Promising Researchers Named 2016 AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellows November 11, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces the 2016 class of Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Learn more about these researchers who are committed to canine health research.

CHF Featured in WebMD Article on Canine Cancer November 5, 2015

Learn more about how your support of CHF is helping researchers better understand and treat cancer in dogs and humans.

Currently Funded Research October 1, 2015

Our research portfolio ranges from molecular research that may identify the genetic cause of disease or study the underlying mechanism of disease pathogenesis to clinical research that may test the efficacy of a drug.

CHF Research Program Areas October 1, 2015

AKC Canine Health Foundation Requests for proposals (RFPs) are categorized by Research Program Area and grants must be submitted in response to specific RFPs. Links to grant applications can be found within these RFPs.

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Researchers Study Treatment & Genetics of Canine Bladder Cancer July 1, 2007

Signs of bladder cancer as well as updates on research to improve bladder cancer treatment options.

Researchers Study MDR1 Gene Mutation in Controlling Seizures July 1, 2007

The genetic mutation that causes some dogs to be unresponsive to a variety of drugs, the test that is now available for that mutation, and what the mutation means to epileptic dogs.

Researcher Aims to Establish New Surgical Protocol for Chylothorax July 1, 2007

Chylothorax, a disease in which a fatty fluid called chyle accumulates in the chest cavity, current treatment options and the new surgical treatments being investigated.

Researchers Continue to Learn More about Von Willebrand's Disease July 1, 2007

The tests available for Von Willebrand's Disease and how to use them.

Research Focuses on Genetic Cause of Pigmentary Uveitis in Goldens July 1, 2007

Research being conducted on pigmentary uveitis with the goal of developing a genetic test for the eye disease.

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