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.)
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.
In Memoriam: Monique Arrington May 19, 2016
Monique Arrington, a 17+ year staff member of the American Kennel Club (AKC), is remembered with a gift to CHF from the Sooner State Kennel Club.
Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion in Dogs May 10, 2016
Learn more about hyperthermia and heat stoke in dogs and how to keep your four-legged friends safe.
The tools that are available to help breeders reduce and prevent the inherited eye diseses glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and cataracts.
The signs of hypoglycemia and how to react to hypoglycemic attack in dogs.
The condition of adult-onset deafness in dogs and the work being done to find the genetic cause of the condition. Information on the BAER hearing test is also included.
The symptoms, tests and breeding considerations for hypothyroidism.
The research that lead to the discovery of the gene mutation that causes hyperuricosuria in Dalmatians.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 20 April 1, 2006
Article topics include the discovery of the merle gene, canine dental problems, health surveys and more.
Discoveries 41 July 1, 2012
Article topics include Feet on the Ground, Pythiosis, and Update on Exercise-Induced Collapse and Border Collie Collapse
2013 Fall Discoveries - Issue 46 November 1, 2013
Includes topics such as: New 2014 Oak Grant Funding, Dr. Kathryn Meurs awarded the Asa Mays Excellence award, CHF to receive proceeds from the 2014 WKC poster and more!
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