AKC Canine Heath Foundation News

Joint Collaboration to Fight Aggressive Form of Canine Cancer August 3, 2018

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an ongoing matched funding opportunity for their Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative.

Funding Announced for 2019 Theriogenology Residency Programs July 30, 2018

AKC and CHF, and their partners at the TF announce that the University of Pennsylvania and Auburn University have been selected through a competitive grant application process to receive residency program funding in 2019.

Responsible Use of DNA Testing July 30, 2018

AKC Canine Health Foundation Partners with IPFD in their Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative to Support Responsible Use of DNA Testing for Dog Health and Breeding

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

CHF Meets the Tick and Epilepsy Match! March 12, 2018

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), in partnership with Zoetis Inc., is pleased to announce the funding of two grants that will help accelerate novel, emerging technology in canine chronic kidney disease and heart disease.

AKC Canine Health Foundation to Recognize Leaders in Canine Health at Canines & Cocktails Gala November 17, 2017

AKC Canine Health Foundation to Recognize Leaders in Canine Health at Canines & Cocktails Gala

GCH Monamour JP First Kiss October 1, 2017

Meet Frosty. He is our featured dog for the month of October in the 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar.

The American Kennel Club Names 2017 Breeder Of The Year Group Honorees September 28, 2017

AKC Canine Health Foundation Board Member, Tina Truesdale, Honored as 2017 AKC Breeder of the Year in Working Group

CHF Announces Funding for Clinical Trial to Study Cannabidiol to Treat Drug Resistant Epilepsy in Dogs September 6, 2017

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Funding for Clinical Trial to Study Cannabidiol to Treat Drug Resistant Epilepsy in Dogs

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces New Clinician-Scientist Fellowship to Honor 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

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces New Research to Tackle Bloat in Dogs June 1, 2017

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV, or bloat) is a serious problem for many canine breeds, but little is truly known about the causes of this deadly disease.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Research Outcomes and Educational Outreach May 3, 2017

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month by providing information on research outcomes and educational resources on canine cancer to dog lovers during the month of May.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Supports Canine Health with $219,203 Donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation March 28, 2017

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce that $219,203 has been donated by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company to support canine health through the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards First Research Grant Through the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium with the National Cancer Institute February 27, 2017

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded the first research grant through the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC). The CBTC was launched at the National Institutes of Health by a group of clinicians and investigators in the fields of veterinary and human neuro-oncology, clinical trials, neuropathology, and drug development.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Matched-funding Initiative to Better Understand and Treat Epilepsy in Dogs February 9, 2017

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces a new Initiative to advance research into canine epilepsy. The goal of the Initiative is to provide funds to support innovative research that will advance understanding of the mechanisms underlying epilepsy, leading to more effective treatments, as well as provide educational resources for dog owners and veterinarians.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Meets Year I Fundraising Goal for Tick-Borne Disease Initiative; Launches Year II to Continue Progress in Research January 19, 2017

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce it has met the Year I fundraising goal of $250,000 for its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, launched in February 2016. Funds raised were matched dollar-for-dollar by the American Kennel Club.

AKC Canine Health Foundation, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and The International Partnership for Dogs Announce the “Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs” Initiative January 17, 2017

The ever-increasing emergence of new canine DNA tests and testing laboratories has made choosing quality DNA testing providers and the right DNA tests for health and breeding decisions increasingly challenging for many owners, breeders and veterinarians. Working with a wide-spectrum of stakeholders in dog health, the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) "Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs" initiative will provide practical support to address these challenges.

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