Canine Athlete Initiative Grants

The intent of the Research Program associated with the Canine Athlete Initiative is to support both basic and clinical research that pertains to the specific needs of canine athletes and working dogs. Basic research can involve a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including immunology, genetics, molecular biology, structural biology, metabolism, infectious disease and pharmacology as they pertain to the canine athlete.

View the full Canine Athlete Initiative Request for Proposals issued to canine health researchers >>

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The Canine Athlete Initiative was launched in 2012.  The first grants in this area will be funded in 2013.

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.

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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.

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