The funding will promote cutting-edge canine health research and outreach this upcoming year.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Health Foundation (CHF)—a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the health of dogs and their owners—has announced an additional $1 million gift from the AKC to support advanced canine health research and outreach in 2022.
Founded by the AKC as an independent affiliate, non-profit organization in 1995, CHF is currently the largest non-profit funder of exclusively canine health research. According to an organizational release, the CHF has invested more than $63.5 million in over 1,089 research grants, educational grants, and canine health projects with help from donors and partners like the AKC. This has resulted in more than 899 peer-reviewed publications that contribute to the landscape of veterinary medicine and research.
"CHF is grateful for the AKC's ongoing trust in our ability to carry out our mission to advance the health of all dogs," said Darin Collins, DVM, CEO of CHF. "CHF is uniquely positioned to bring dog owners, veterinary professionals, and investigators together and our team is eager to provide innovation in the coming year and beyond."
The AKC has collaborated with CHF on the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program and has gifted in-kind services to promote the organization’s mission. This latest funding is intended to add to CHF's recent success and promote the Foundation's 2022 plan for aggressive expansion and growth.
According to the AKC board of directors: "outstanding research funded through CHF and elevating public and veterinary awareness of CHF will benefit all dogs and their owners."
AKC Canine Health Foundation receives $1 million gift from the American Kennel Club. News release. AKC Canine Health Foundation. December 13, 2021. Accessed December 13, 2021. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/akc-canine-health-foundation-receives-1-million-gift-from-the-american-kennel-club-301443309.html