For Your Dog’s Health

We know that your dog's health is important to you. The information here will be helpful whether your dog is healthy or affected by a disease.  Please remember that the information contained here cannot substitute for the advice of your veterinarian.


Watch the presentation "AKC Canine Health Foundation - Investing in a Healthy Future for All Dogs: Bringing Scientists, Veterinarians, and Dog Lovers Together," given by CHF CEO Dr. Diane Brown at VMX on January 22, 2019 as part of the OFA-sponsored lecture series "The OFA Toolset to Minimize Hereditary Disease."


Dog Health Articles: the articles below contain more detailed information on canine health issues. They can be filtered by research area.

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Defining a Painful Neurologic Disease in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels March 1, 2021

CHF-funded investigators characterized several central nervous system malformations seen in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels which cause symptoms of pain and abnormal sensations.

Refining the Complex Genetics That Influence Canine Hip Dysplasia February 18, 2021

CHF-funded investigators confirmed 21 different loci (or locations) on 14 chromosomes that are significantly associated with the risk of hip dysplasia in dogs.

Granulomatous Colitis in Boxers and French Bulldogs February 2, 2021

CHF-funded researchers at Cornell University have been studying this disease to identify the underlying genetic mutations and explore the molecular processes involved.

Researching Mechanisms of Chronic Pain in Dogs January 25, 2021

CHF-funded investigators have demonstrated the presence of two types of functioning receptors involved in pain signalling in canine macrophages, allowing better study of chronic pain in dogs.

Searching for the Genetic Basis of Addison’s Disease in the Bearded Collie January 12, 2021

CHF-funded investigators describe several genetic mutations that contribute to the risk of Addison's Disease in the Bearded Collie.

Addressing the Behavioral Changes of Canine Epilepsy January 5, 2021

While exploring potential new treatments for canine epilepsy, CHF-funded investigators at the Royal Veterinary College are also analyzing the important behavioral changes that accompany this disease.

Searching for the Genetic Basis of Bloat December 21, 2020

CHF-funded investigators at Tufts University are examining the genetic and metabolic factors associated with bloat to understand the true cause of this disease.

Vision Loss in Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis December 11, 2020

CHF-funded investigators studied Golden Retrievers affected with pigmentary uveitis over time to determine the incidence of vision loss, the risk factors for developing glaucoma, and the effect of treatment on disease progression

Development of Cognitive Traits in Dogs December 7, 2020

CHF-funded research suggests that canine cognitive traits develop relatively early in life and are stable over time.

Genetic Mutation Discovered for Mucopolysaccharidosis in Miniature Pinschers November 27, 2020

To further define the genetic mutation(s) that cause muchopolysaccharidosis VI in dogs, CHF-funded investigators analyzed DNA in the area that codes for the affected enzyme in Miniature Pinschers and Miniature Schnauzers.

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