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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:

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

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Canine Health Articles

New Genetic Test Helps Breeders Manage Dwarfism in Great Pyrenees July 30, 2021

The Great Pyrenees Club of America collaborated with CHF to explore the genetics underlying dwarfism in their breed.

New Genetic Test Helps Breeders Manage Dwarfism in Great Pyrenees July 30, 2021

The Great Pyrenees Club of America collaborated with CHF to explore the genetics underlying dwarfism in their breed.

A Fighting Chance Against Hemangiosarcoma May 26, 2021

A profile of Chesapeake Bay Retriever "Ruger" and his participation in a CHF-funded clinical trial.

Protecting Working Dogs and Canine Athletes from the Negative Effects of Hyperthermia April 28, 2021

CHF-funded investigators demonstrate a novel adaptation to physical exercise in dogs.

Investigating Diet-Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs – It’s Complicated April 9, 2021

Initial findings from the AKC Canine Health Foundation funded investigation into the apparent increase in diet-related dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs.

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Canine Health Resources Available for Download (PDF)

Dog Update - Spring 2021 - Osteoarthritis March 11, 2021

Osteoarthritis in dogs benefits from early diagnosis and treatment.

Rottweiler Update - Spring 2021 - Hemangiosarcoma Research February 26, 2021

Purina ProPlan Rottweiler Update (Spring 2021) - Rottweilers may benefit from hemangiosarcoma research.

Bartonella - the Major Threat You've Never Heard Of December 28, 2020

This “stealth” bacteria is an emerging danger to your dog - and you. It also may be linked to the common canine cancer, hemangiosarcoma.

AKC CHF Celebrates 25 Years December 4, 2020

A celebration of 25 years of advancing canine health in this issue of Purina ProPlan Today's Breeder.

German Shepherd Dog Update - Fall 2020 - Osteosarcoma Research Focuses on Extending Life November 10, 2020

CHF-funded research on the immune response and immunotherapy for canine osteosarcoma.

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Success Stories

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.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters its Fourteenth Year November 24, 2015

A long-term medical surveillance study which has followed the search and rescue dogs of 9/11 enters its fourteenth year. The study, conducted by Dr. Cindy Otto of the University of Pennsylvania Penn Vet Working Dog Center and funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation has followed the health and behavior of the 9/11 dogs since October 2001.

Cancer in Dogs Helps to Inform Human Disease September 18, 2015

AKC Canine Health Foundation contributes funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options to benefit both dogs and humans.

Finding Better Options for Joint Repair with Regenerative Medicine February 14, 2014

One of the most common injuries of the stifle is rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Surgery can repair the ligament, but it does not necessarily help restore other damaged joint tissues. Fortunately, the emerging field of regenerative medicine gives hope that it might be possible to generate such replacement tissues in the lab.

The Big (and Small) Six February 12, 2014

Recently researchers determined that approximately half of the weight differences seen across dog breeds can be explained by variations in and around only six genes. Studies such as this one can provide insight into some of the size differences seen in humans as well as growth-related health concerns in dogs and humans.

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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 Summer 2020 July 15, 2020

Lymphoma & epilepsy research updates, theriogenology residents, and spotlight on the Golden Retriever Foundation.

Discoveries Spring 2020 April 15, 2020

Topics include investments in canine health resources and the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program.

Discoveries Winter 2020 January 30, 2020

Topics include our 25th anniversary and new Clinician-Scientist Fellows.

Discoveries Fall 2019 October 16, 2019

Topics include some of the latest scientific updates from the 2019 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

Discoveries Summer 2019 July 15, 2019

Topics include the microbiome-gut-brain axis and epilepsy, canine atopy, Calming Care probiotic, and researcher spotlight on Dr. Karen Munana.

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