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September 2020

2020 Genetics Whitepaper stationary  Review of the Current State of Genetic Testing

The AKC Canine Health Foundation and Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) have collaborated to provide a downloadable resource which reviews the basic principles necessary to practically and thoughtfully apply genetic test results to the care of all dogs, including breeding stock. The types of genetic tests currently in use, their application in breeding programs, and their limitations are discussed, as well as potential negative effects of the misuse of test results in both pet and breeding dogs.

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) Heritage Society honors donors who have made a commitment to the Foundation through a planned gift. Learn more in the first issue of our quarterly newsletter written specifically for Heritage Society members and those considering a planned gift to benefit future generations of dogs.


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Stay up-to-date on your canine health knowledge

Use your stay-at-home time to brush up on your canine health knowledge with our Canine Health Bytes webinar series:

  • Management of Canine Pyometra is now available to view on demand.
  • Additional webinars planned for this fall include: 
    • Adressing the Spay/Neuter Conundrum in Dogs
    • Upper Airway Syndrome: Results of a Cross-Sectional Study in Norwich Terriers
    • PU - What's That? Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis

All previous webinars are available to view on demand.

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Celebrating our 25th Anniversary

Throughout 2020, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates our 25th anniversary. Explore CHF’s notable achievements and the people behind them at akcchf.org/25years. This month features a profile of CHF Board Member Dr. Wayne Jensen.

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In honor of our 25th anniversary, all members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors have generously agreed to match donations received from new or lapsed donors* in support of the CHF Endowment Fund, up to a cumulative total of $155,000.

*last gift prior to 1/1/2019

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Canines & Cocktails Cancelled

After careful consideration, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Canines & Cocktails Gala that was scheduled to be held in Orlando, Florida on December 10. In making this decision, we considered the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on our guests and the impact of potential travel restrictions to and from the event.


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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