Articles & Newsletters
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:
Discoveries - the award-winning newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, published quarterly.
e-Newsletter - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
A New Technology to Assess Tumor Margins During Surgery August 17, 2020
CHF-funded investigators are exploring a new technology that could provide accurate surgical margin information in real-time and right in the operating room
Puppy Cognition – the Making of a Brilliant Canine Mind July 31, 2020
CHF-funded investigators are collaborating with Canine Companions for Independence to explore the cognitive characteristics of young puppies
The Gut Microbiome and Canine Epilepsy July 21, 2020
An innovative pilot study was conducted at the North Carolina State University to study the role of Lactobacillus in canine epilepsy.
Examining the mortality rate of GDV while including cases where treatment is not attempted provides a more realistic view of this disease and suggests that a focus on preventing bloat could save more dog lives.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and its donors have supported studies on a promising new treatment for canine hemangiosarcoma.
There's Something About Mary November 7, 2019
Profile of Dr. Mary O. Smith from the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of Canine Chronicle
Understanding Breeds as Populations October 7, 2019
A discussion of dog breeds as populations and how it relates to improving breed health through health-conscious breeding
Dog Update - Fall 2019 - Breeding Healthy Dogs October 1, 2019
Using genetic testing to breed better dogs.
Beagle Update: Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis - a painful neurological disorder of young dogs - Fall 2019 September 23, 2019
Read about CHF-funded research into Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis
Labrador Retriever Update: Epilepsy Research - Fall 2019 September 20, 2019
Learn about research funded through CHF's Epilepsy Research Initiative in this issue of Purina ProPlan's Labardor Retriever Update.
Meet Bretagne, who at nearly 17 years old is the last known, surviving search-and-rescue dog who served at Ground Zero after 9/11. Then get nine tips from owner/handler Denise Corliss, for maximizing longevity in your senior dog.
Mya's Tale of Hope May 3, 2016
Canine osteosarcoma can be a death sentence. But Kahla Ennis' “heart dog,” Mya, showed that with the right treatment, there’s hope for a happy, active life for months or even longer after being diagnosed.
Researcher Profile: Dr. Cindy Otto September 9, 2015
Dr. Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR, CCRT, has a long and diverse career studying the health of search and rescue dogs. Learn more about her CHF-funded research which follows the search and rescue dogs deployed during 9/11.
Champion of Canine Health: George and Patty Benford May 14, 2015
After losing their beloved dog Amanda to cancer, George and Patty Benford are committed to raising funds to help further canine cancer research.
The Joys of Adopting Senior Dogs September 23, 2014
Learn more about the joy a senior dog can provide a family.
The award-winning print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Providing in-depth information on canine health research and education.
Discoveries Issue 51 January 1, 2015
Include topics on our 2015 Distinguished Research Partners; 2015 President's Award Recipient, Thomas A. Grabe; and Clinician Scientist Fellows; information on Brucellosis; and newly awarded research grants
Discoveries Issue 50 November 1, 2014
Includes topics on announcements for CHF's new CEO Susan Lilly; celebrating senior dogs; impact of your giving to canine health; and funded research projects/
Discoveries Issue 49 - Summer 2014 August 1, 2014
Topics from this issue include: viral therapy for canine osteosarcoma; senior dog health campaign; effect of nutrition on behavior; keeping pet food safe and more.
Discoveries Issue 48 - Spring 2014 May 1, 2014
Includes topics about using science to reduce surrenders in shelters, pet cancer awareness month, hypothyroidism research, epilepsy research and new treatment to target cancer stem cells.
Discoveries Issue 47 February 1, 2014
Include topics on the Value of Partnership in the New Economy; funding for New ACORN Grants; CHF working to find the Cause of Bloat; and 2014 Clinician Scientist Fellowships Awardees.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.