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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.

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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.

Great Dane Update - Fall 2020 - Subfertility in Stud Dogs October 27, 2020

Purina ProPlan Great Dane Update (Fall 2020) - CHF-funded investigators are examining the complex nature of canine fertility.

39 & Me October 23, 2020

A practical look at the Review of the Current State of Genetic Testing from a breeder's perspective. Courtesy of The Canine Chronicle - October 2020 issue.

Dog Update - Fall 2020 - Parent Club Health Surveys September 25, 2020

Purina ProPlan Dog Update (Fall 2020) - Learn how parent clubs are using breed health surveys to guide health research funding, choose appropriate health screening tests, and develop health education tools.

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 Success Stories

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Advancing Canine Health August 10, 2020

In 2020, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates its 25th anniversary. Founded by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1995 as an independent, 501c3 non-profit organization to focus on research specifically for canine health, CHF has invested more than $58 million in research and educational grants and canine health projects.

SPOTlight on Dr. Garvin, Chairman of the AKC Canine Health Foundation Board of Directors July 6, 2020

Profile of AKC Canine Health Foundation Chairman of the Board of Directors

Writing a Life with Dogs and Horses June 8, 2020

A profile of CHF board member Sue Copeland.

Small Animal Reproductive Medicine Thrives Thanks to Collaboration Between the American Kennel Club, AKC Canine Health Foundation, Theriogenology Foundation and Auburn University May 1, 2020

A description of the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program and its success at Auburn University

Meet William Christensen, MD, MPH – Member of CHF’s Board of Directors and Scientific Review Committee May 1, 2020

Dr. William (Bill) Christensen is a valued member of the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s Board of Directors and Scientific Review Committee. Dogs and medicine have always been a part of his life and both benefit from his passion and expertise.

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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 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.

Discoveries Spring 2019 April 17, 2019

Topics include personalized medicine for canine mast cell tumor treatment, diagnosing tick-borne disease, the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program, and a donor spotlight featuring Carolyn and Gary Koch.

Discoveries Winter 2019 January 16, 2019

Topics include mitral valve disease, working dog cognition, and 2018 annual award winners

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