Stay informed of the latest progress in canine health research.


We need your support to fund research that helps dogs live longer, healthier lives.


Donate Today


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:

Canine Health Articles

Articles Available for Download (PDF)

Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter

Research Area

Canine Health Articles

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) April 16, 2015

Current recommendations from experts in the field regarding the canine influenza virus (CIV) and how to best protect your dog.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Donates Over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation April 15, 2015

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company continues its long-standing support of canine health with a donation of over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2015 Clinician-Scientist Fellows February 11, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announcea the 2015 class of Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Six promising veterinary post docs and students were selected by their colleges of veterinary medicine and will receive support from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) for their training and research efforts.

Sporting Dog Health February 3, 2015

Learn more about keeping your dog safe in the field.

Who Will Fill in the Missing Piece of our Greatest Scientific Puzzles? February 2, 2015

Scientific discoveries are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. They appear unshapely when viewed in isolation. Possible connections to other pieces (discoveries) jut out in many directions. At first, no clear connections can be seen. Slowly, though, when joined together, the pieces bring order, creating links, sharing connections, bridging knowledge, and deepening our view of a particular disease.

Items 21 - 25 of 329  Previous12345678910Next

 Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)


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.

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.

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.

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.

Selective Breeding Can Prevent Producing EIC-Affected Dogs September 1, 2009

The new genetic test available for Exercise Induced Collapse and how it can help breeders prevent the condition.

Items 21 - 25 of 136  Previous12345678910Next


The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation

Discoveries Issue 33 July 1, 2010

Article topics include gastric carcinoma research, canine travel tips, hyperuricosuria and more.

Discoveries Issue 32 April 1, 2010

Article topics include vaccines and vaccination protocols, bone cancer and the genetic test for cataracts in the Boston Terrier.

Discoveries Issue 31 January 1, 2010

Article topics include influenza, the 7th Biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and more.

Discoveries Issue 30 October 1, 2009

Article topics include patella luxation, canine lymphoma, Meet the Breeds and more.

Discoveries Issue 29 July 1, 2009

Article topics include hip dysplasia, ground-breaking for the Purina Event Center, the mysteries of thyroid disease and more.

Items 21 - 25 of 35  Previous1234567Next


  • Printer Friendly

Listen to the Latest Podcast

CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Canine Semen Evaluation


The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you another installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast we discuss canine semen evaluation, with reproductive specialist Dr. Cheryl Lopate of Reproductive Revolutions and Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic in Wilsonville, Oregon. Dr. Lopate received her Master’s degree in reproductive physiology and her DVM from The Ohio State University. She completed a residency in comparative theriogenology (reproduction) at Purdue University and has been board certified in theriogenology since 1997. She has worked in a variety of practice settings including general mixed practice, referral practice and academia. She believes strongly in providing client education and speaks at breed group meetings regularly. She also speaks at many veterinary conferences and has written many journal articles and book chapters on a variety of reproductive topics.


Canines & Cocktails

C&C web banner