AKC Canine Heath Foundation News

AKC Canine Heath Foundation Awards Shelter- Medicine Grant to Reduce Dogs Surrendered to Shelters April 17, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2014 Clinician-Scientist Fellows March 18, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation's Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program recognizes five promising veterinary residents who are committed to the advancement of canine health.

CHF Presents Bobby Christiansen with President’s Award February 6, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces that Mr. Bobby Christiansen of MB-F is the recipient of the 2013 President’s Award. This award, given annually to a person or organization that has made an exceptional contribution to advancing canine health, is selected by the Foundation’s Chairman, currently Dr. A. Duane Butherus.

Winners of 2013 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Donate Prize Winnings to CHF and Take The Lead February 5, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation and Take The Lead are pleased to announce they are the recipients of a $50,000 donation made by Milan Lint and Peggy Helming, two of the owners of GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, a Portuguese Water Dog known as “Matisse.” Matisse is the Best in Show winner of the 2013 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. His owners received $50,000 in prize money which was split equally between the two organizations.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Continued Funding for Research January 30, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces additional funding for continuing research on the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Earns 4 Star Rating from Charity Navigator January 14, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has received four out of a possible four stars from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, indicating that CHF adheres to sound governance, while consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

CHF's Canines & Cocktails Celebrates our Canine Companions and Scientific Breakthroughs in both Canine and Human Health November 12, 2013

Canines & Cocktails, CHF's annual fundraising event, recognizes the important contribution dogs make in our lives as companions and celebrates the advancements made in both human and canine health

Partners for Healthy Pets Leads Drive to Remind Pet Owners of the Importance of Preventive Healthcare October 14, 2013

America’s veterinarians are taking aim at reducing the rate of preventable diseases among cats and dogs by urging pet owners to schedule veterinary checkups at least once per year. Many practicing veterinarians are seeing increases in pet obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, and heart disease among America’s pets – conditions that can shorten our pets’ lives. That is why pet health experts have partnered in a comprehensive effort to convince pet owners that annual checkups can help ensure that their pets live happier, healthier lives.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Takes Significant First Step in Preventing Bloat in Dogs October 7, 2013

CHF has taken a significant step toward the eventual prevention of the devastating condition commonly known as bloat. CHF is pleased to announce the approval of two research grants which will work to establish the causes and pre-dispositions for gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), or bloat. These studies will provide the insight necessary to one day prevent the condition.

CHF Recognized as a Distinguished Research Partner by University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine October 2, 2013

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has been honored as a Distinguished Research Partner by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Points of Pride Research Day.

CHF Commits Nearly $1.5 Million to New Research for 2014 September 24, 2013

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces the approval of 17 research grants totaling nearly $1.5 million in funding for researchers studying canine health.

Helping Dogs Live Longer, Healthier Lives, One Swipe at a Time August 28, 2013

The AKC Canine Health Foundation has partnered with Benchmark Payment Networks to offer DonateWiseNow as its point-of-sale fundraising application. The program enables retailers, merchants, and customers to easily and discreetly contribute to the effort to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease.

Orapup and the AKC Canine Health Foundation Announce Partnership to Raise Awareness and Funds for Pet Health August 14, 2013

Orapup™, the first tongue cleaner to beat bad dog breath, and the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. (CHF) announc a strategic partnership to advance canine health by raising awareness and funding scientific research.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Presents Dr. Kathryn Meurs with the Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research Award August 8, 2013

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will present Dr. Kathryn Meurs of North Carolina State University with the Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research Award on August 10 at the National Parent Club Canine Health Conference. Dr. Meurs was selected to receive this biennial award based on her critical contributions to understanding inherited heart disease in dogs.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Educational Series on Field and Hunting Dog Health Awareness August 7, 2013

The AKC Canine Foundation (CHF) today kicks off a public awareness campaign focused on Field and Hunting Dog Health Awareness. This six week series will highlight three main health issues of particular concern to field trial and hunting dog owners: Grass Awn Migration Disease, Leptospirosis, and Ehrlichiosis.

CHF Sponsors Tufts Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference July 26, 2013

The latest research on cat and dog genetics—and its related impact on health and breeding—will be presented by more than a dozen world-renowned experts at a two-day conference on September 27-29 in Boston, Mass.

AVMA, AAHA & More Than 90 Veterinary Health Organizations Partner to Launch Direct to Consumer Campaign Urging Annual Checkups for Family Pets July 19, 2013

With reports of pet obesity, diabetes and cancer on the rise, officials of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the AmericanvAnimal Hospital Association (AAHA) and more than 90 organizations across all levels of the veterinary profession have joined together to form Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), in a public information campaign urging pet owners to schedule annual checkups for their cats and dogs.

CHF-Funded Researcher Receives Prestigious Veterinary Award July 18, 2013

AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funded researcher, Benjamin L. Hart, has been honored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year.

CHF Partners on Safe Summer Pet Travel Campaign June 27, 2013

In an effort to bring pet travel safety to the forefront of pet owners’ minds this summer, TripsWithPets.com will be partnering with the AKC Canine Health Foundation to launch the Safe Summer Pet Travel Campaign.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Partners for Healthy Pets June 20, 2013

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an associate membership with Partners for Healthy Pets, an alliance of more than 20 leading veterinary associations and animal health companies. Partners for Health Pets strives to help pet owners understand the importance and value of preventive pet healthcare and to provide veterinary professionals with tools to enhance veterinary visits and communicate the value of routine care.

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