2019 Awarded Grants

Our new grants for 2019 are listed below.  Please see our Research Grants Portfolio for a full list of our active grants.
To support one of these grants, or any of the research program areas, please visit our website or use our donation form. If you would like to discuss research support opportunities, please email chfgrants@akcchf.org.



 Research Program


Effect of Periodontal Treatment on Glycemic Control in Canine Diabetic Patients: A Prospective, Clinical Study

General Canine Health


Pattern of Thyroid Function Tests during Recovery from Acute Nonthyroidal Illness



Assessing Microvasculature for Intestinal Viability in Obstructed Small Intestines and Effects of Resection and Anastomosis Techniques

Gastrointestinal Disease


Treatment of Idiopathic Chronic Hepatitis and Copper Associated Hepatopathy in Dogs

Hepatic Disease


Approach to Identification of a Genetic Risk Allele(s) Associated with the Development of Tracheal Collapse in the Pomeranian

Lung and Respiratory Disease


Circulating Cortisol Concentrations in Canine Congestive Heart Failure



Landmark Clinical Trial to Establish the Evidence-Based Use of Regenerative Medicine to Treat Tendon Injury in Dogs

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease


Assessment of Circulating Inflammatory Mediators in Dogs with Tracheal Collapse

Lung and Respiratory Disease


Lipid Composition and Lipid Droplet Dynamics in Canine Pyometra Affected Endometria

Reproductive Conditions


Searching for the Cause for Alopecia X by Whole Genome Sequencing

Dermatology and Allergic Disease


Medical Resolution of Gallbladder Mucocele Formation in Dogs

Hepatic Disease


Clinical Trial for Evaluation of Propranolol and Doxorubicin in the Treatment of Canine Hemangiosarcoma

Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma


Breed Specific Reference Ranges for Canine Thyroid Testing



Canine Chagas Disease: Characterizing Cardiac Disease and Developing Screening Recommendations for Asymptomatic Dogs Seropositive for Trypanosoma cruzi



Characterization of Sensory Neuronal and Muscle Pathology in Canine Degenerative Myelopathy to Identify Targets for Therapeutic Intervention



Embracing Polygenicity of Common Complex Disease in Dogs: Genome-wide Association of Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease


Three-dimensional Echocardiographic Determinants of the Age of Onset of Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels



Genetic and Metabolic Determinants of Dilated Cardiomyopathy and their Relationship to Cardiac Arrhythmia in Doberman Pinschers



Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in the United States

Dermatology and Allergic Disease


Discovery of Novel Biomarkers of Canine Atopic Dermatitis through Lipid Profiling

Dermatology and Allergic Disease


Defining the Flow Cytometric Characteristics of Normal and Diseased Canine Spleen and Visceral Lymph Nodes



Examination of the Effects of Cannabidiol on Canine Neoplastic Cell Apoptosis/Autophagy and Potential for Chemotherapy Resistance or Sensitivity



Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in Labrador Retrievers

Epilepsy Initiative


Characterization of Retinal Phenotypes and their Association with RPGRIP1 and Modifiers in English Springer Spaniels



Genetic Basis of Canine Spinal Abnormalities



Investigation into Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs



Development of RNA in-situ Hybridization to Identify T Regulatory Cells and their Function within the Tumor Microenvironment of Canine Oral Malignant Melanoma



Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC) Meningioma Pathology Board



NF-kappaB Inactivation Enhances Apoptosis in Canine Osteosarcoma Cells

Oncology - Osteosarcoma


The Genetic Background of Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae in Dogs



Clinical, Pathologic, and Molecular Genetics Investigations of Canine Lysosomal Storage Diseases and Related Diseases



Effect of Hyperthermia on Skeletal Muscle Energy Efficiency

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease


Identification of Genetic Risk Factors for Primary Closed Angle Glaucoma and Pectinate Ligament Abnormality in the Basset Hound



Development of a Polygenic Risk Model for Pigmentary Uveitis in Golden Retrievers



The Role of Motilin Signaling in Canine Osteoarthritis

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease


Validation of Fine Needle Aspiration as a Minimally Invasive Sampling Method for Gene Expression Quantification of Pharmacogenetic Targets

General Canine Health


Investigation of Cytokine Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Canine Tuberculosis

Immunology and Infectious Disease


Evaluation of the Transversus Abdominis Plane Block to Control Pain Associated with Abdominal Surgery in Dogs

General Canine Health


Validation and Diagnostic Performance of a Novel Monoclonal Antibody based Histoplasma Urine Immunoassay in Dogs with Histoplasmosis

Immunology and Infectious Disease


Is Gut Dysbiosis Associated with Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy?

Epilepsy Initiative

The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 23 different Research Program Areas for the health of all dogs. These program areas enable the Foundation to create depth in our research portfolio and help us to be responsive to the health concerns of our constituents.

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