Articles & Newsletters
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:
Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published biannually.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter (published six times per year.)
Discoveries Winter Newsletter December 22, 2016
Read CHF's award-winning Discoveries Newsletter
AKC Canine Health Foundation Receives More Than $35,000 Donation From Purina to Fund Canine Disease Research December 15, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), thanks to a more than $35,000 donation from Purina® and thousands of pet owners across the nation, will continue to invest in key canine health research initiatives.
Meet CHF Board Member & Trailblazer, Ann Viklund December 1, 2016
AKC Canine Health Foundation Board Member Ann Viklund has shattered a glass ceiling. Ann, whose “real job” is Director—Conformation, Professional Engagement Team at Nestlé Purina PetCare, was asked to join the prestigious (and previously male-only) Kennel Club of Philadelphia— the first female member in its 140-year history.
#DogThanking November 17, 2016
Show the world that you are thankful for your dog by participating in Purina's #DogThanking campaign.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces New Research Effort to Tackle Canine Lymphoma November 15, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce $450,000 in funding for six new research grants to tackle canine lymphoma.
Bulldog breeders are encouraged to health test and register results with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).
Genetic Testing for prcd-PRA Is Recommended Before Breeding January 1, 2010
Genetic testing recommendations for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and what the results mean to breeders.
Cord1-PRA Genetic Testing Recommended for Miniature Dachshunds January 1, 2010
The genetic test available for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and the implications for breeders.
Breeders Welcome New DNA Test for Primary Lens Luxation January 1, 2010
The discovery of the gene for Primary Lens Luxation and the resulting genetic test.
Breeders Should Take Precautions to Prevent Canine Brucellosis January 1, 2010
Description of the devestating reproductive disease Canine Brucellosis including how it spreads, available tests and ongoing research.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 36 April 1, 2011
Article topics include dangerous mushrooms for canines, noise phobia, the "mean seeds" study, hereditary cataract in French Bulldogs and remembering Stephanie Katz BC-DMT.
Discoveries Issue 35 January 1, 2011
Article topics include Major Histocompatibility Complex and Autoimmune Disease, Pug Dog Encephalitis, the 2010 President's award winners: Dr. Bill and Tina Truesdale and more
Discoveries Issue 34 November 1, 2010
Article topics include autosomal recessive centronuclear myopathy in the Labrador Retriever and transitional cell carcinoma.
Discoveries Issue 33 July 1, 2010
Article topics include gastric carcinoma research, canine travel tips, hyperuricosuria and more.
Discoveries Issue 32 April 1, 2010
Article topics include vaccines and vaccination protocols, bone cancer and the genetic test for cataracts in the Boston Terrier.
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