AKC Canine Heath Foundation News

AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Pet Cancer Awareness Month April 30, 2012

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) launches a public awareness and fundraising campaign to kick off Pet Cancer Awareness Month, May 1-31, 2012.

CHF-Funded Researcher Receives US Flag Flown in Afghanistan March 9, 2012

AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funded researcher Cindy Otto, DVM, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania was presented with an American flag flown in Afghanistan in recognition of her commitment to the health of working dogs.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Funds Project to Battle Lymphoma February 15, 2012

Through CHF’s support, Texas A&M University is continuing a ground-breaking lymphoma treatment therapy research project that uses laboratory expanded T-cells to help extend the lives of dogs that develop cancer.

Foundation names Dr. Shila Nordone Chief Scientific Officer January 10, 2012

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), the most highly regarded organization funding sound, scientific research exclusively for dogs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shila Nordone, Ph.D., as its Chief Scientific Officer (CSO).

Westminster Poster Proceeds Benefit CHF December 15, 2011

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has been named the recipient of the proceeds from sales of the official poster for the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) 136th Annual Dog Show.

BCKC Raises $2,300 for Canine Health November 17, 2011

Baltimore County Kennel Club's 75th Annual All Breed and Obedience/Rally Show was held on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Timonium Fairgrounds in Maryland. As part of their 75th Annual show celebration, the club held a raffle that raised $2,300 for canine health.

CHF Awards 21 Research Grants for 2012 November 15, 2011

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is committing more than $1.5 million in 2012 on research grants to help dogs live longer, healthier lives. CHF approved 21 OAK grants to 14 research institutions and universities to conduct research covering canine health issues such as cataracts, carcinoma, dermatitis, epilepsy, liver disease, lymphoma, melanoma, and osteosarcoma.

Foundation Awards Scholarship to UPenn Vet Student October 19, 2011

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has awarded the Robert L. Kelly Memorial Scholarship to Rebecca Csomos, Ph.D., who is originally from Toledo, Ohio. A student at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Csomos receives $2,500 for her veterinary studies and interest in canine heart diseases.

CHF and GRF to Fund $1 million in Canine Cancer Research September 23, 2011

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF) are pleased to announce their joint venture to equally fund up to $1 million in canine cancer research by 2013.

Researchers Gain Better Understanding of Bone Cancer August 2, 2011

A team led by Dr. Jaime Modiano, a College of Veterinary Medicine and Masonic Cancer center expert in comparative medicine, discovered a gene pattern that distinguishes the more severe form of bone cancer from a less aggressive form in dogs. Dogs are the only other species besides humans that develops this disease spontaneously with any frequency.

IBD, LCPD Research in Westies May Hold Answers to Similar Human Diseases July 18, 2011

The Westie Foundation of America (WFA) announces preliminary findings in two major studies involving the health of West Highland White Terriers also known as Westies. Findings in these and other studies of Westies and other dogs may hold answers for similar human conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The studies are jointly funded by the WFA and the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).

K9 College Raises $6,000 for Canine Health May 10, 2011

The K9 College Cruise returned from its 7th annual sailing earlier this year with another donation for the AKC Canine Health Foundation. This year, the K9 College raised $6,000 for CHF.

Foundation to Benefit from TruckVault Cares Initiative April 28, 2011

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is one of six charities selected to participate in the TruckVault Cares Initiative. Charities will collect votes online to earn a cash donation.

Researchers Discover the Genetic Cause of Shar-Pei Fever March 22, 2011

An international investigation has uncovered the genetics of the Shar-Pei dog’s characteristic wrinkled skin. The researchers, led by scientists at Uppsala University and the Broad Institute, have connected this mutation to a periodic fever disorder and they propose that the findings could have important human health implications.

Purina and International Kennel Club Support Canine Health Research March 2, 2011

Purina and the International Kennel Club of Chicago presented the AKC Canine Health Foundation with donations totaling over $230,000 on February 26th at the Purina Invitational Ball held during the IKC Dog Show Cluster.

2010 President’s Award Presented to Dr. Bill and Mrs. Tina Truesdale January 4, 2011

Dr. Bill and Mrs. Tina Truesdale were presented with the 2010 President's Award at the Gala by the Bay.

Foundation Awards $1.2 Million in Support of Canine Health Research November 9, 2010

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce the approval of 17 new grants to support research into canine health concerns in the amount of more than $1.2 million.

Announcing Recipients of the 2010 Robert L. Kelly Memorial Scholarship September 28, 2010

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Robert L. Kelly Memorial Scholarship: Emily Marcus of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Jonathan Wood of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Van Andel Research Institute Launches New Canine Cancer Studies June 16, 2010

The Van Andel Research Institute has received a "Grand Opportunities" grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand its canine cancer studies and they are launching a new center of excellence in canine genetics, starting with the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium (CHCC)

Honor Your Titled Dog on the Purina Walk of Champions June 1, 2010

This article is about a brick walkway where owners can honor dogs that have earned titles in any canine sport. The bricks pave the way to the new Purina Event Center and also help support the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).

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