In science, progress is measured in small steps along the way to major discoveries. By consistently funding the most innovative research, the AKC Canine Health Foundation is realizing both small milestones and major breakthroughs in canine health. Your support helps us progress towards our goal to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.
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.
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.
Learn more about Colorado State University veterinary student Brooke Gallagher's summer internship with CHF.
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.
The combination of a genetic mutation and sex can predict a German Shepherd Dog’s risk of being affected by CIM with 75% accuracy.
The Value of an Informed Dog Owner January 12, 2022
One owner's story about the challenges of diagnosing and treating her dog's fungal infection demonstrates why CHF places high importance on educational outreach.
The Great Pyrenees Club of America collaborated with CHF to explore the genetics underlying dwarfism in their breed.
A Clinician-Scientist Success Story July 20, 2021
Read about Clinician-Scientist Fellow Dr. Gasson and how she collaborated with her mentor, Dr. Brian Saunders, and a team at Texas A&M University to develop regenerative therapies for challenging orthopedic conditions in dogs.
Effie's Tale July 1, 2021
Learn how one owner’s tragic loss of her dog to a killer cancer fueled her passion to help fund research into early detection—and hopefully, a cure.
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.