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 February 2020

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Celebrating our 25th Anniversary

To honor our founding date, February 21, 1995 and through 2020, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates our 25th anniversary. Explore CHF’s notable achievements and the many people behind them at akcchf.org/25years.

New features include:

  • A timeline of CHF’s milestones and achievements

  • Exercise-induced collapse in the Labrador Retriever

  • Dr. Mary O. Smith, CHF Board member and Scientific Review Committee Chair

  • Susan LaCroix Hamil, CHF Board Vice-chair

  • Tina Truesdale, CHF Board member

  • Cindy Vogels, CHF Board member, treasurer and Finance/Audit Committee Chair

View the 25th Anniversary web page
Read the press release

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Purina Supports Canine Health with Donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation


Thanks to everyone that participated in the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program in 2019, Purina donated $124,953 to support canine health research through the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

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AKC CHF 2020 Research Grants Portfolio

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards New Canine Health Research Grants


2020 is off to a great start as CHF recently awarded over $2.1 million in 36 new canine health research grants.


Search new grants here
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February is Pet Dental Health Month

CHF has issued a request for research proposals that address canine periodontal and dental disease. The Foundation is committed to understanding factors that influence the development of periodontal disease and dental disease, in general, and ultimately providing veterinarians and dog owners with the resources necessary for better canine dental health.

View the Request for Proposals


Coronavirus - Information for Dog Owners


What dog owners need to know about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

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Discoveries - Winter 2020

If you haven’t already done so, check out the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter. Topics include our 25th anniversary and the latest AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellows.

Read Discoveries

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New Canine Health Articles at akcchf.org

Read the latest canine health articles available on our website:

The Role of Aging and the Immune System in Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Research Helps Labrador Retriever Breeders Manage a Devastating Disease




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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