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.)
Tick Borne-Disease Initiative January 1, 2017
Learn more about CHF's tick borne-disease initiative.
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.
Vaccine for Canine Influenza Virus Expected to Help Prevent Outbreaks September 1, 2009
Overview of the Canine Influenza Virus, symptoms, how to stop and outbreak and the new preventative vaccine for the disease.
Researchers Reach Halfway Point in Coat-Color Gene Identification September 1, 2009
The progress toward identifying the genes that determine coat color and the connections between coat color and health of the dog.
Selective Breeding Can Prevent Producing EIC-Affected Dogs September 1, 2009
The new genetic test available for Exercise Induced Collapse and how it can help breeders prevent the condition.
Cancer - We CAN Treat it! July 29, 2009
Summary of presentation on cancer treatments made at the 2000 Dog Owners and Breeders Symposium at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
Delegates’ Canine Health Committee June 28, 2009
This article describes some of the efforts and accomplishments of the Delegate Canine Health Committee.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 26 June 1, 2008
Article topics include parvovirus, the things dogs will eat, the genetic test for Degenerative Myelopathy and more.
Discoveries Issue 25 March 1, 2008
Article topics include determining the best age to spay or neuter, aspergillosis in dogs, the AKC Guide to Responsible Dog Ownership and more.
Discoveries Issue 24 December 1, 2007
Article topics include Canine Pulmonary Fibrosis, Hemangiosarcoma, the genetic test for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the Keeshond and more.
Discoveries Issue 22 February 1, 2007
Article topics include the discovery of the gene for Familial Nephropathy in English Cocker Spaniels, the genetic test for Fucosidosis in the English Springer Spaniel, disaster preparedness and more.
Discoveries Issue 21 September 1, 2006
Article topics include the CHIC DNA Bank, health weight for dogs, the genetic test for hemophilia and more.
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