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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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.

Unraveling the Causes of Canine Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia November 20, 2020

By comparing the genes expressed in dogs with newly diagnosed but untreated IMHA versus those expressed in healthy dogs, CHF-funded investigators hope to identify specific genes that are turned on early in disease development and can be used as treatment targets.

Researching Health Risks for the Dogs of 9/11 November 10, 2020

CHF-funded researchers found that the long-term risk of adverse health effects in search and rescue dogs deployed following 9/11 was low.

The Complex Genetics of Diabetes Mellitus in Australian Terriers October 26, 2020

AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers study the complex genetics underlying diabetes mellitus in dogs.

Testing for Heartworm Resistance October 1, 2020

CHF-funded investigators evaluated various tests that could help distinguish susceptible and resistant heartworms.

Researching Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs September 15, 2020

CHF and its donors have invested over $350,000 in studies exploring the underlying genetics and mechanisms of IMHA in dogs, as well as improved diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Exploring Risk Factors for Canine Lymphoma September 8, 2020

CHF-funded investigators at the University of Wisconsin, Madison set out to learn more about the combinations of genetic mutations and toxin exposures that contribute to canine lymphoma.

What is the Best Age to Spay/Neuter Your Dog? It Depends. September 1, 2020

CHF-funded researchers have created guidelines based on breed, sex, and body weight regarding when to neuter a dog in order to avoid increasing the risks of certain joint disorders and cancers.

Diagnostic Criteria for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis August 28, 2020

Recently, current and former members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Genetics Committee came together to create and publish clear diagnostic guidelines for Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis. These updated diagnostic criteria for GRPU were recently published in the open source journal Veterinary Ophthalmology and are summarized here.

A One Health Approach to Beating Cancer August 27, 2020

Recent discoveries by AKC Canine Health Foundation funded researchers demonstrate the power of a One Health approach in fighting cancer, a devastating disease found in humans and dogs.

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