Currently Funded Research


AKC Canine Health Foundation grants are categorized by Program Area and grant applications must be submitted in response to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for each area.

The Foundation strives to add depth to our research portfolio in the health areas our constituents consider to be of greatest importance.

Within each Program Area or Special Emphasis Area you will find links to view research grants recently approved by the AKC Canine Health Foundation. 

Our full research portfolio can be accessed here.

Program Areas:


Bloat Initiative

Blood Disease

Canine Athlete Initiative


Dermatology and Allergic Disease



Gastrointestinal Disease

General Canine Health and Obesity

Hepatic Disease

Immunology and Infectious Disease

Lung and Respiratory Disease

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease




Renal Disease

Reproductive Conditions and Disease

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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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