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  December 2020


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CHF earns a highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator

For the third consecutive year, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has earned a highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator. This rating demonstrates our efficient use of donations, programs growth, and commitment to good governance.

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2020-2021 Grants Report

Check out our 2020-2021 Grants Report for an overview of the grants awarded in 2020 to help prevent, treat and cure canine disease, plus a sneak peak into our 2021 studies.  

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Congratulations to our 2020 award recipients!

Long-time CHF Board member, past Board Chairman, and current Board Treasurer Cindy Vogels receives the 2020 President’s Award.

2020 Distinguished Research Partners are:

  • the Gordon Setter Club of America, Inc.,

  • the Irish Setter Club of America, Inc./Irish Setter Club of America Foundation, Inc., and

  • the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.

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New Canine Health Articles at akcchf.org

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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 Nancy Shaw and an article from Purina ProClub Today’s Breeder.

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A Salute to 25 Years, Featuring Dr. Anita Oberbauer

Join us at 4pm EST on Saturday, January 9, 2021 for a virtual event to celebrate 25 years of canine health research.

The event will include:

  • A presentation on "Considerations of Genetic Testing and Our Dog’s Health" by Anita Oberbauer, PhD. Dr. Oberbauer will discuss the availability of genetic testing as a tool and the promise and pitfalls of its application. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

  • Recognition of the 2020 President’s Award and Distinguished Research Partners Award recipients.

  • Highlights of 2020 and CHF’s 25 years.

  • A Salute to 25 Years.

Premium Tickets - $50
Includes a special CHF guest bag and the honor of supporting innovative canine heath research.
General Admission Tickets - FREE

Click here for ticket information


Thank you for supporting our mission to advance the health of all dogs. We can’t do it without you.

Happy New Year!

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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