Behavior Research Grants
The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports research that enhances our understanding of the basic behavioral and social processes that influence the well-being of dogs and their owners. Within the broad context of canine behavior, research can include studies with a primary focus on epidemiology, incidence and impact of behavioral dysfunction, clinical interventions or treatment studies for behavioral dysfunction, or development of new methods for identifying and assessing behavioral dysfunction.
Recently funded grant titles:
- Understanding the Flexibility and Limitations of How Dogs Acquire Knowledge and Understanding: Application to Service Dog Emotional Health and Selection
- Reducing Animal Shelter Surrender by Enhancing the Human-Animal Bond
- Identifying the Cause of Canine Compulsive Disorder
The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 18 different Research Program Areas. 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.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.