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.)
10 Tips for Improving the Bond with Your Dog June 20, 2016
These 10 tips will help you provide the very best mental, social and physical care for your dog.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Three New Grants through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative June 16, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces the first round of new grants awarded through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative.
In Memory of the September 11 Search & Rescue Dogs June 7, 2016
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Bretagne on June 6, 2016. Bretagne was the last known surviving search and rescue dog to have served following the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001. CHF is honored to have funded the long-term medical surveillance study since 2001, led by Dr. Cindy Otto of the University of Pennsylvania and founder of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. Ninety-five search and rescue dogs deployed at the World Trade Center, the Staten Island Landfill and the Pentagon, and 55 non-deployed control search and rescue dogs were enrolled in the study.
Meet Bretagne, who at nearly 17 years old is the last known, surviving search-and-rescue dog who served at Ground Zero after 9/11. Then get nine tips from owner/handler Denise Corliss, for maximizing longevity in your senior dog.
Collaboration Advances Canine Reproductive Health May 19, 2016
The American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Theriogenology Foundation have teamed up to support training the next generation in the field of small animal theriogenology.
Megaesophagus Research Focuses on Finding a Genetic Marker September 1, 2009
Summary of the research being done on megaesophagus, a condition where the esophagus fails to function correctly.
Hemangiosarcoma Studies Focus on DNA Test & Targeted Therapy September 1, 2009
The signs of hemangiosarcoma and the research efforts to create a DNA test and targeted therapies for the disease.
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 tools that are available to help breeders reduce and prevent the inherited eye diseses glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and cataracts.
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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