AKC Canine Heath Foundation News

AKC Canine Health Foundation to Celebrate Milestones in Canine Health at Canines & Cocktails Gala October 14, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will celebrate the many milestones made in canine health research this year, and the donors who make this progress possible, at the 6th annual Canines & Cocktails gala on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.

The American Kennel Club and The Theriogenology Foundation Announce 2016 Companion Animal Residents September 28, 2016

The American Kennel Club, the Theriogenology Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation announce the 2016 residents of the American Kennel Club/Theriogenology Foundation Companion Animal Residencies in Theriogenology.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Makes Strides in Tick-Borne Disease Research to Benefit Dogs September 20, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce ongoing progress through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative. Launched in February 2016, this comprehensive Initiative addresses important health concerns that include Lyme disease, bartonellosis, and ehrlichiosis, through much-needed research in diagnostics, disease pathogenesis and prevalence. Tick-Borne diseases are an important group of emerging infectious diseases that impact both dogs and their people.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Funding to Address Canine Thyroid Disease August 29, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an exciting new grant that aims to address thyroid disease in dogs. Funding for this grant is made possible by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), a long-time partner of CHF.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Hires Bradford Brady as Director of Development August 1, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce that Bradford Brady has been hired as director of development for the Foundation. In this role, Mr. Brady will lead the Foundation’s fundraising efforts to further the mission of the organization.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards New Grants to Improve Diagnostics for Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs July 25, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces a second round of new grants awarded through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative. This comprehensive Initiative addresses important health concerns that include Lyme disease, bartonellosis, and ehrlichiosis, through much-needed research in diagnostics, disease pathogenesis and prevalence.

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.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Six New Grants to Study Epilepsy and Reproductive Diseases in Dogs May 9, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces six new grants awarded in the areas of canine epilepsy and canine reproductive disease.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Free Online Resources May 4, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month by providing free educational resources and research updates on canine cancer to dog lovers throughout the world.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Receives $1 Million Gift from the Estate of Cora N. Miller to Further Canine Health Research April 25, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is honored to announce a one million dollar donation from the estate of Cora Nunnally Miller to CHF’s endowment fund.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Supports Healthy Dogs with $220,000 Donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation March 28, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce more than $220,000 has been donated by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company to support canine health through the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Board of Directors Elected March 10, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce the new Directors elected to its Board of Directors.

Winners of the 61st Annual Purina® Pro Plan® Show Dogs of the Year Awards Presented by Dogs In Review Announced February 29, 2016

The winners of its 61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards event that took place Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Matched-funding Initiative to Fight Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs February 22, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an exciting new tick-borne disease initiative that aims to educate dog-owners and find better diagnostics, preventatives, and therapeutics for dogs. As an added incentive, all donations to the CHF tick-borne disease initiative during 2016 will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar by the American Kennel Club (AKC), up to $250,000.

61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards Event Presented by Dogs In Review To Recognize Top Canines in the Country February 13, 2016

i-5 Publishing, a leading media technology company, and Dogs in Review magazine, today announced that they will honor the top canines in the country at the 61st Annual Purina® Pro Plan® Show Dogs of the Year Awards event taking place this evening, Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Grant to Study the Health of Urban Dogs in Homes of Children with Asthma February 10, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has awarded an innovative research grant to Dr. Meghan F. Davis, DVM, MPH, PhD of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Davis' research aims to better understand the occurrence of skin and respiratory diseases in inner-city dogs living in the homes of children with asthma.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Nearly $1.5 million to Innovative Research Projects to Improve the Health of Dogs February 4, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces that 30 grants have been awarded in 2015 to researchers studying canine disease. These grants, totaling nearly $1.5 million, will continue to build on CHF-funded advances in veterinary medicine and biomedical science, impacting both canine and human health.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Dr. Diane Brown as Chief Executive Officer February 1, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces that Dr. Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP has been named as chief executive officer (CEO) for the Foundation. Dr. Brown joined CHF in August 2015 as chief scientific officer. As CEO, Dr. Brown will lead the Foundation, overseeing operations and scientific programs from its Raleigh, NC headquarters.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Raises More Than $500,000 Through Donor Challenge Program to Benefit Canine Health Research January 27, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, more than $500,000 has been raised through the American Kennel Club (AKC) Donor Challenge program.

The American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and The Theriogenology Foundation Announce 2016 Companion Animal Residencies January 25, 2016

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the Theriogenology Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation announce that the recently established American Kennel Club/Theriogenology Foundation Companion Animal Residencies in Theriogenology are being renewed and expanded to four universities in 2016. All of the residencies are made possible by generous grants from the AKC and the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and are for new residents who begin their studies in 2016.

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