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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.

How To Maximize The Golden Years: One Heroic Working Dog's Story June 2, 2016

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.

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Genetic Diseases Are Unique to Three Varieties of Poodle June 1, 2009

The differences in genetic diseases depending on the size variety of the poodle breed.

Researchers Aim to Better Understand Brain Tumors in Boxers May 1, 2009

The types of canine brain tumors, research being done to find new therapies and the similarities to human brain tumors.

Common Household Toxins April 4, 2009

Slides from a presentation about common house hold toxins and their effect on dogs given by John Tegzes of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Science.

DNA Collection: Avoiding Sample Fatigue March 1, 2009

This article is about developing a better understanding of DNA, its uses, and knowing what questions to ask when asked to contribute samples to avoid sample fatigue.

Ultra Canine Athletes Adapt Rapidly to Ongoing Intense Exercise February 1, 2009

The results of Dr. Michael Davis' research on sled dogs.

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