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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:

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Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Joins AKC Canine Health Foundation to Support Canine Health Research Fellowships May 30, 2018

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization committed to better health for all dogs, is pleased to accept a $50,000 donation from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) in support of CHF’s Clinician Scientist Fellowship Program. With this donation, OFA surpasses $500,000 in cumulative contributions to CHF over a productive 20-year partnership.

GCHB CH Royaile’s Man For All Seasons May 1, 2018

Meet Tommy. He is our featured dog for the month of May in the 2018 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Investment in New Cancer Research April 25, 2018

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in dogs, marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month in May by investing more than $1 million in new cancer research funding for dogs.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Welcomes Two New Members to their Board of Directors April 23, 2018

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization committed to better health for all dogs, is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristin Bloink and Ms. Karolynne McAteer were elected to serve on the Board of Directors at the CHF board meeting on March 11, 2018.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Supports Canine Health with $227,442 Donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation April 23, 2018

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization committed to better health for all dogs, is pleased to announce that $227,442 has been donated by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company to support canine health through the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program

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Breeders are Encouraged to Health Test Dogs & Participate in CHIC January 1, 2010

Bulldog breeders are encouraged to health test and register results with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).

Genetic Testing for prcd-PRA Is Recommended Before Breeding January 1, 2010

Genetic testing recommendations for Progressive Retinal Atrophy and what the results mean to breeders.

Epilepsy Research Targets Complex Genetic Pattern of Inheritance September 1, 2009

Epilepsy research involving over 100 breeds of dogs. Tips for managing seizures and treatment options are also included.

Gastric Carcinoma Research Aims to Unravel Genetic Predisposition September 1, 2009

Research being done to better understand gastric carcinoma, or stomach cancer, and find improved therapies for the disease.

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.

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Discoveries

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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