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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:

Canine Health Articles

Articles Available for Download (PDF)

Success Stories

Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.

e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter 

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Canine Health Articles

Health Research Benefits BOTH Ends of the Leash January 25, 2024

Research to understand dog health may also benefit people at the other end of the leash.

New Researchers Tackle New Strategies for Canine Bone Cancer January 22, 2024

CHF and its donors know that bold new strategies and attracting bright minds into canine health research are needed to continue the fight against cancer and many other diseases affecting our beloved dogs.

New Treatment Strategies for Canine Mammary Tumors October 16, 2023

Updated October 2023 - New imaging techniques and a better understanding of the tumor microenvironment show promise to improve outcomes for dogs with mammary cancer.

Participation Matters October 2, 2023

The desire to improve Boxer health and a wish that no more dogs and owners should have to experience the agony of degenerative myelopathy (DM) are what motivated Boxer breeder Julie Higgins to participate in a clinical trial with her dog Sophia.

Breed-Specific Pain Sensitivity in Dogs September 15, 2023

A team of CHF-funded investigators at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine have published results from their groundbreaking study which may radically change how we understand canine pain

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

From CHF: Breeder Seminar Roundup March 3, 2023

Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar Track Summary, November 2022

The World of Hurt August 5, 2022

Does your German Shepherd Dog feel pain differently than your neighbor’s Maltese? A groundbreaking study funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation may soon have the answer.

Dog Update - Spring 2022 - Research Insights April 13, 2022

Supraspinatous tendinopathy, kennel cough, and pain are focus of canine research.

Rottweiler Update - Spring 2022 - Idiopathic Epilepsy April 13, 2022

Idiopathic epilepsy research may advance treatments for affected Rottweilers.

Dachshund Update - Spring 2022 - Cushing's Syndrome April 13, 2022

Dachshunds with Cushing's Syndrome may benefit from research of targeted treatments.

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Success Stories

Participation Matters October 2, 2023

The desire to improve Boxer health and a wish that no more dogs and owners should have to experience the agony of degenerative myelopathy (DM) are what motivated Boxer breeder Julie Higgins to participate in a clinical trial with her dog Sophia.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Lovers Back AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Cancer Research May 10, 2023

AKC Parent Clubs like the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States and their members are valued partners of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs.

AKC Canine Health Foundation 2022 Summer Veterinary Student - Brooke Gallagher September 19, 2022

Learn more about Colorado State University veterinary student Brooke Gallagher's summer internship with CHF.

The Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren September 1, 2022

Investigators have identified two genetic mutations that influence the development of idiopathic epilepsy in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren.

Novel Neurologic Disorder Characterized in Dalmatians June 20, 2022

The genetic mutation responsible for a unique neurologic disease in Dalmatian dogs was recently identified.

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Discoveries

The award-winning print newsletter of the  AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.

Discoveries - Winter 2024 January 17, 2024

In this issue of Discoveries you can learn about pain sensitivity, 2023 award recipients, and meet the 2024 Clinician-Scientist Fellows

Discoveries - Fall 2023 October 11, 2023

Highlights from the 2023 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference, end of year giving, and more.

Discoveries - Summer 2023 July 12, 2023

In the latest issue of Discoveries you can learn about the link between lung and GI disease, meet the 2023 theriogenology resident, and more.

Discoveries - Spring 2023 April 12, 2023

Advances in canine bone cancer research, Purina Parent Club Partnership Program update, donor spotlight, and more.

Discoveries - Winter 2023 January 11, 2023

Dietary supplements to help treat epilepsy, 2022 awards, 2023 Clinician-Scientist Fellows, and more.

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