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  July 2021


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CHF-funded investigators are highlighted for their groundbreaking work:

Shelby and Lily Gasson  Success Stories

  • Effie’s Tale - 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.

  • A Clinician-Scientist Success Story – Dr. Shelby Gasson launched her research career with the help of a CHF educational grant. She is now working to develop regenerative therapies for challenging orthopedic conditions in dogs.

  • New Genetic Test Helps Breeders Manage Dwarfism in Great Pyrenees – Learn how the Great Pyrenees Club of America worked with CHF to develop a new DNA test for their breed.


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Discoveries graphic simple  Discoveries - Summer 2021

The latest issue of our quarterly newsletter, Discoveries, is now available. Learn about clinical trials for canine cancer research, get an update on research into diet-related dilated cardiomyopathy, and meet the latest AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residents.

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2021 NPCCHC Virtual logo APPROVED

The 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference is going virtual

Join us online August 13 - 15, 2021 for the latest outcomes from CHF-funded canine health research. Topics will include dermatology and immunology, canine cancer, neurology and epilepsy, and cardiac disease in dogs. Register now to take advantage of this low price and get unprecedented access to this unique conference.

This program has been approved for 13.75 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. To receive continuing education credit, you must enter your professional license number and state during registration and attend the live sessions.

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Australian Terrier  $10,000 Match for Donations to Endocrinology Research

In recognition of their 10th anniversary, the Australian Terrier Trust will match up to $10,000 in donations to CHF’s Endocrinology Research Program Area starting August 1. Their support for research into ophthalmic complications of diabetes mellitus and more will benefit all dogs affected by these common endocrine conditions.

Double your impact –
support endocrinology research today!


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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