Stay informed of the latest progress in canine health research.
We need your support to fund research that helps dogs live longer, healthier lives.
AKC Canine Health Foundation research grants are awarded for projects that seek to prevent, treat and cure canine diseases, and help dogs and their owners live longer, healthier lives. Our funded research projects range from molecular research that may identify the genetic cause of disease or study the underlying mechanism of disease pathogenesis to clinical research that may test the efficacy of a drug.
Within the context of our Research Program Areas, these diseases are considered the top 20 specific health concerns of our breed associations and therefore are funding priorities within our research portfolio:
Please note: within each of our Research Program Areas you will find a far more extensive list of topics of interest.
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One Health is an initiative to improve animal and human health globally through collaboration between veterinarians, physicians, osteopaths, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health professionals. CHF recognizes and supports proposals that improve the health of dogs while simultaneously advancing research for human medicine.
The CHF recognizes that early academia-industry collaboration increases the potential for moving research from the laboratory bench to the veterinary clinic faster and more efficiently than if academia works alone. Therefore, the CHF supports academia-industry partnerships in grant applications.
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.