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November 2019



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AKC Canine Health Foundation Awarded 46 New Research Grants Totaling Over $2.8 Million To Benefit Canine Health In 2019

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces another year of growth in grants awarded for canine health research.

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2020 Clinician-Scientist Fellows Named

To sustain future advancements in canine and human health, the AKC Canine Health Foundation makes it a priority to encourage and support the next generation of canine health researchers. CHF is proud to announce three new fellowships awarded for 2020.

Meet the Fellows



Dr. Friedenberg

Canine Health Bytes Webinar

The latest Canine Health Bytes Webinar, “New Research Insights into Canine Addison’s Disease” presented by Steven G. Friedenberg, DVM, PhD, DACVECC, is now available to view on demand.

This free webinar series is sponsored by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and presented by VetVine.

Watch the webinar



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Latest Publications from CHF-Funded Research

CHF-funded research results improve our understanding of the factors influencing canine leptospirosis testing and will assist targeted education and prevention efforts.
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CHF-funded investigators showed that exposure to dog allergens may worsen asthma symptoms in children, but exposure to the microbes and physical activity involved in spending time with dogs was associated with fewer or less severe asthma symptoms.
Learn more

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New Canine Health Articles at akcchf.org

Read the latest canine health articles and infectious disease fact sheets available on our website: 



C&C 2019 Save the Date

Save the Date - Canines & Cocktails

Join the fun at Canines & Cocktails, CHF’s annual gala to celebrate achievements in canine health research. The event will be held Thursday, December 12, 2019 just before the AKC National Championship in Orlando, FL.

Canines & Cocktails tickets and sponsorships are available here.


Established in 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation's (CHF) mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.

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