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
GCH Kellyglen's Twilight Affair September 1, 2017
Meet Ella. She is our featured dog for the month of September in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
AKC Canine Health Foundation to Honor Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt at Upcoming Canine Health Conference as the 2017 Asa Mays DVM Award Recipient August 8, 2017
Purina Has Sponsored Biennial Conference Since 1997
Luck, Labor, and a Labrador Retriever: A Veterinarian’s Journey into Bartonella Research August 7, 2017
Luck, Labor, and a Labrador Retriever: A Veterinarian’s Journey into Bartonella Research. An interview with Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt conducted by Sam Lin, July 2017
NAFC FC Texas Troubador “Tubb” August 1, 2017
Meet Tubb. He is our featured dog for the month of August in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.
New Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Honors the Life of GCHP Hill Country's Let's Get Ready To Rumble July 27, 2017
The families of beloved Pug, "Rumble", proudly announce the establishment of an annual Clinician-Scientist Fellowship with the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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.
Stem Cell Clinical Trials Begin for Treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy September 1, 2009
An update about ongoing clinical trials using stem cell transplantation therapy in dogs with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
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.
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.
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.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
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.
Discoveries Issue 20 April 1, 2006
Article topics include the discovery of the merle gene, canine dental problems, health surveys and more.
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