Stay informed of the latest progress in canine health research.
We need your support to fund research that helps dogs live longer, healthier lives.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation rigorously tracks the tangible outcomes of our funded research. To date, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has contributed to over 100 peer-reviewed publications in both veterinary journals and journals with broad biomedical community readership. Original projects funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation are cited or “used” by another investigator to make strides in the area of study more than 340 times.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is proud to announce approval of 17 research grants to 13 research institutions. These grants, totaling more than $1.7 million, will provide better treatments, more accurate diagnosis, and a deeper understanding of the causes of disease.
In scientific research progess is measured in small steps. However, collectively the research funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation is making a real difference in the lives of dogs.
We are funding researchers who are widely regarded as the top experts in their fields of study as well as the up and coming scientific leaders of tomorrow.
We award grants to scientists that concern the origins of canine illness, diagnosis of canine diseases, developments of effective treatments and the identification of disease prevention strategies.
Learn about research funding opportunites and submission procedures.
You can make contributions to support the specific areas of research that match your interests or greatest health concern.
Your help is needed with canine health research. DNA and tissue samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by certain diseases.