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-Funded Research Impacts Veterinary Care December 6, 2018
Read about the work of CHF-funded researcher, Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, and how this infectious disease research is impacting veterinary care.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Recognizes 2018 Leaders in Canine Health November 19, 2018
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces the recipients of their 2018 awards, recognizing leaders in canine health.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Names 2019 Clinician-Scientist Fellows November 15, 2018
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellowships.
Breeding Soundness Examination of the Bitch November 15, 2018
Summary of an article written by AKC/AKC Canine Health Foundation/Theriogenology Foundation Theriogenology Residency recipient Dr. Carla Barstow on breeding soundness examination of the bitch.
Collaborating on the Greatest Needs in Canine Health November 1, 2018
Read the story of Robette Johns, a Collie-lover, breeder, and AKC judge, and her journey of collaboration with the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
How cancer is diagnosed and what a dog owner can expect if you find a lump on your dog.
A description of patellar luxation and the available health tests for the orthopedic disease.
The Dalmatian Club of America requirements for the Canine Health Information Center database and the benefits of participation.
The breakthrough discovery of the gene mutation that causes arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in Boxers and the genetic test now available to breeders. ARVC is a heart disease that can cause sudden death without any warning.
The pros and cons of early spay and neuter of rottweilers.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
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.
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