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January 2017

Dear Dog Lover:

Thank you! Whether you made a donation, volunteered your time, or told a friend or family member about the AKC Canine Health Foundation's (CHF) mission to help all dogs and their owners live longer, healthier lives, you helped make 2016 a success!

From the many exciting grants funded in program areas such as epilepsy, musculoskeletal conditions, neurology and oncology, to the Theriogenology Residency Program, a collaboration between CHF, the AKC, and the Theriogenology Foundation to increase the number of trained practitioners in companion animal theriogenology, to our free educational webinar series, we continue to strengthen our efforts to improve the health and well-being of dogs and their people.

2017 is shaping up to be another great year for the Foundation. We are excited to announce year II of our Tick-Borne Disease Initiative! Thanks to your support, CHF met the 2016 fundraising goal and awarded more than $200,000 in grants to find better diagnostics, preventatives, and treatments for tick-borne disease in dogs. Building on this progress CHF will carry this important Initiative into year II. We are pleased to announce that once again all donations to the Tick-Borne Disease Initiative will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the AKC, up to $250,000.

Be sure to visit our website and check our Facebook page for exciting announcements in the upcoming weeks.

Together, we are helping all dogs live longer, healthier lives.

Wishing you the very best in 2017!


Free Webinar: Exercise to Keep a Dog's Mind and Body Fit at Any Age

Otto, Handlers and Dogs

Join us on February 15 at 8:00 pm ET for this informative, live webinar! Dr. Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR, CCRT will discuss the components and benefits of a balanced exercise plan for dogs, conditions that require adjustments in exercise, and how to train your dog to perform basic exercises when starting a fitness program. CE credit is available for veterinarians. Register Today! >>>

*This webinar is produced in partnership with VetVine. The link will take you to the VetVine website. Registration is required.


New Research Grants Portfolio

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Read about CHF's active research in our recently published 2017 Research Grants Portfolio. This publication highlights the breadth and depth of CHF's grant support, impacting over 20 areas of research focus.
Read the report >>>


New Grant to Address Primary Brain Tumors in Dogs

Agility Tire Jump

Primary brain tumors are a significant cause of illness and death in pet dogs, with meningioma accounting for approximately half of the cases seen by veterinary neurologists and oncologists. Dr. Timothy M. Fan and his team from the University of Illinois and the National Cancer Institute's Comparative Oncology Program (NCI-COP) are launching a study that looks at the effectiveness of a new combination chemotherapy approach to treatment. Read More >>>



 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar

2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar

The 2017 Champions for Canine Health Calendar is now available. Learn more about the beautiful dogs and why supporting canine health is important for all dogs. Calendars are available for purchase. Interested in participating in the 2018 calendar? Contact the Foundation office at chf@akcchf.org. See the calendar >>>



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 canine health information. 

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