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 quarterly.
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
AKC Canine Health Foundation Earns Coveted Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator September 6, 2018
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This acknowledges that CHF exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility and outperforms most charities in its category.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an ongoing matched funding opportunity for their Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative.
Responsible Use of DNA Testing July 30, 2018
AKC Canine Health Foundation Partners with IPFD in their Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative to Support Responsible Use of DNA Testing for Dog Health and Breeding
AKC and CHF, and their partners at the TF announce that the University of Pennsylvania and Auburn University have been selected through a competitive grant application process to receive residency program funding in 2019.
Gold Grand Champion Ch. Kimro’s Miss Vera Vain June 1, 2018
Meet Vera. She is our featured dog for the month of June in the 2018 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.
Researchers Seek Genetic Marker for Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease January 1, 2010
The research being done on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease as well as the surgical options for the disease.
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.
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.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 31 January 1, 2010
Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.
Discoveries Issue 30 October 1, 2009
Article topics include patella luxation, canine lymphoma, Meet the Breeds and more.
Discoveries Issue 29 July 1, 2009
Article topics include hip dysplasia, ground-breaking for the Purina Event Center, the mysteries of thyroid disease and more.
Discoveries Issue 28B April 1, 2009
Article topics include epilepsy, hemangiosarcoma, and the genetic test for hereditary cataracts in the Australian Shepherd.
Discoveries Issue 27 September 1, 2008
Article topics include growing smart puppies, the genetic test for Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and more.
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