Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Support the AKC Canine Health Foundation
1. Focused Solely on Dogs
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funds scientific research that improves the health and lives of all dogs. We award grants to scientists, clinicians, and research professionals that address the origins of canine illness, the diagnosis of canine diseases, the development of effective treatments and the identification of disease prevention strategies. While our primary focus is dogs, CHF embraces the concept of One Health where canine research may benefit human health research.
2. Our Grant Review Process
Proposals submitted to CHF for funding consideration undergo rigorous peer review as well as evaluation by CHF’s Scientific Review Committee, a panel of veterinarians, medical doctors, researchers, and canine health experts. Grant proposals are reviewed for several criteria including scientific merit, impact in the field of study, and the significance to dogs and their people.
3. Our Partners
CHF works closely with leaders in the field such as members of breed clubs, dog owners, breeders, veterinarians and researchers to identify and address health issues that matter most to dogs and their owners.
4. CHF-funded Research Has a Direct Impact on the Care of Your Dog
Through peer-reviewed publications, webinars, scientific articles, newsletters, and our interactive website, we help veterinarians, scientists, breeders, and the dog-loving public learn new and innovative ways to improve the health of dogs.
5. Fiscal Responsibility
CHF has earned the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, and a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. These ratings indicate that CHF exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility, accountability and transparency, and outperforms most charities in its category.
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.