Participate in Research

Canine health researchers throughout the country are looking for dogs to help them better understand disease. In some cases you and your dog need to live close to the research institution. In other cases you can participate no matter where you live. Learn more about the significant impact you can make on canine health research through your participation.

Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) DNA Repository Canine Health Information Center

The CHIC DNA Repository, co-sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), collects and stores canine DNA samples along with corresponding genealogic and phenotypic information to facilitate future research and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs.  DNA samples from any purebred dog may be submitted at anytime.  Researchers may then access these samples to be included in their canine health studies.  Learn more at the CHIC website.

Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) 

The CCOGC collects tissues and fluids from dogs with specific cancer types following strict SOPs.  These procedures ensure all samples are of high quality and can be used consistently across multiple research projects.  The samples are assessable to any research project with scientific merit.  You can learn more about CCOGC and find a collection site near you at the CCOGC website.

Clinical Trials

If your dog has recently been diagnosed with a disease, there may be a clinical trial in your area investigating a treatment for that disease.  Enrolling in a clinical trial brings with it a commitment to follow through on therapies and testing. The benefits can include access to cutting-edge medicine and the chance to help future generations of dogs. Resources for finding clinical trials.

Individual Research Projects

Search for a study by the below criteria to narrow the selection.  More information may be obtained by selecting an individual project.

 

Research Area:
Breed:
Type:
 

 


Therapeutic gene transfer abrogates canine dilated cardiomyopathy

04/25/2018
Breed(s): Doberman Pinscher
Study Type: Clinical Study
Study Location: University of Florida Veterinary School

Evaluation of a potential therapy for canine degenerative myelopathy

04/25/2018
Breed(s): Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Bernese Mountain Dog, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, Boxer
Study Type: Clinical Study
Study Location: University of Missouri

Development of Methods to Predict the Outcome of Coccidioidomycosis in Dogs

04/25/2018
Breed(s): -All Dogs
Study Type: Blood Sample
Study Location: The University of Arizona, Valley Fever Center for Excellence

Characterization of Renal Disease in American Boxer Dogs

04/25/2018
Breed(s): Boxer
Study Type: DNA Sample, Tissue Sample
Study Location: The Ohio State University

Genetic and environmental risk for lymphoma in boxer dogs

03/29/2018
Breed(s): Boxer
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Genetic Markers for Familial Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis in Newfoundlands

02/07/2018
Breed(s): Newfoundland
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: University of California, Davis

Efficacy of cannabidiol for the treatment of canine epilepsy

12/20/2017
Breed(s): -All Dogs
Study Type: Clinical Study
Study Location: Colorado State University

Identification of Genetic Markers for Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis in Bullmastiffs

10/18/2017
Breed(s): Bullmastiff
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: University of California, Davis

Identifying the genetic basis of fetal anasarca in bulldogs/canines

10/17/2017
Breed(s): Bulldog
Study Type: DNA Sample, Tissue Sample
Study Location: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Characterization of Kidney Disease in Dalmatians

06/27/2017
Breed(s): Dalmatian
Study Type: Blood Sample, DNA Sample, Tissue Sample
Study Location: Ohio State University

 

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 *The AKC Canine Health Foundation ensures studies are Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved and provide standard informed owner consent information before publicizing requests for participation. Not all projects listed are funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the inclusion of information about studies does not necessarily imply a recommendation for participation. This list is provided as a service to dog owners and breeders.

Help Future Generations of Dogs

Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.

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