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The American Kennel Club (AKC), AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKCCHF), and Theriogenology Foundation (TF) are pleased to announce that Auburn University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Pennsylvania have been selected through a competitive grant application process to receive residency program funding in 2022 through the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program.

This program has provided funding to train more than 12 veterinary specialists in theriogenology and clinical genetics since it started in 2014. Theriogenology is the branch of veterinary medicine concerned with reproduction - including the physiology and pathology of male and female reproductive systems, and the clinical practice of veterinary obstetrics, gynecology, and andrology. Providing support for training in companion animal reproductive medicine and surgery, canine clinical genetics, health research, and clinical practice ensures that specialists will be available to address the health needs of current and future generations of dogs.

This is the third AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency funded at Auburn University where residents have the unique opportunity to manage the reproductive medicine needs of the university’s Canine Performance Sciences (CPS) Program in addition to case management through the teaching hospital. CPS maintains an active canine breeding program with a focus on elite, purpose-bred detection dogs.

This is also the third AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency funded at The Ohio State University. This two-year program provides training, mentorship, and support for residents, helping them become advocates for responsible purebred dog ownership and reproduction.

This is the second AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency funded at the University of Pennsylvania. Residents here have an opportunity for involvement with the PennVet Working Dog Center (PVWDC) and the development of a National Working Dog Breeding Co-op (NWDBC) in addition to their duties at the teaching hospital.

“The AKC Canine Health Foundation and its donors are proud to support the training of specialists in reproductive medicine and clinical genetics,” says J. Charles Garvin, MD, FACS, Chairman of the AKCCHF Board of Directors. “We know that these specialists are valuable partners in responsible dog breeding and the appropriate use of genetic health testing. Our continued collaboration will truly benefit many generations of dogs and their owners.”

“The AKC, AKC Canine Health Foundation, and the Theriogenology Foundation value this joint commitment to companion animal reproductive health as an invaluable tool for training the next generation to advance the health of purebred, purpose bred dogs, and establishing positive working relationships with breeders,” says Mari-Beth O’Neill, Vice President of Sport Services at the American Kennel Club.

"The residencies provided by AKC, AKCCHF and the Theriogenology Foundation provide a vital opportunity for top level training and education in canine reproduction,” says Dr. Mike Thompson, President of the Theriogenology Foundation. “Through these residencies, more highly trained veterinarians are available for purebred, purpose bred dogs and their owners.  The Theriogenology Foundation is very appreciative of this collaboration to train expert level reproduction veterinarians."

AKCCHF also offers educational grants to encourage the next generation of veterinary scientists. In addition to the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program, they award Clinician-Scientist Fellowships for those pursuing a career in canine health research. Funding for the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program has been extended through 2023. To learn more and support the program, visit www.akcchf.org/therio


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About the AKC Canine Health Foundation

Since 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science to address the health needs of all dogs. With more than $62 million in funding to date, the Foundation provides grants for the highest quality canine health research and shares information on the discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure canine diseases. The Foundation meets and exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility, as demonstrated by their highest four-star Charity Navigator rating and GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Learn more at www.akcchf.org.

 

RALEIGH, NC (August 5, 2021) - The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs and their owners, announces that Dr. Cynthia Otto is the recipient of the 2021 Asa Mays, DVM Excellence in Canine Health Research Award.

Named for Dr. Asa Mays, a member of CHF’s first Board of Directors in 1995, the award is a biennial honor presented to a research investigator who demonstrates meritorious achievements in furthering the mission of identifying, characterizing, and treating canine disease and ailments. Stephanie A. Montgomery, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Chair of CHF’s Scientific Review Committee, will present the award during the 2021 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference on Saturday, August 14. The conference, sponsored by Purina, will follow a virtual format this year and features distinguished researchers presenting the latest medical and scientific advancements in canine health.

The cornerstone of Dr. Otto’s AKC Canine Health Foundation funded research has been the 9/11 Medical Surveillance Study, now in its 20th year. Since 2001, Dr. Otto has received almost $600,000 in funding to study the physical and behavioral consequences of search and rescue dog deployment to the 9/11 disaster sites. To date, the work has produced 11 peer-reviewed publications describing the short and long-term effects of deployment on toxicology, behavior, mortality, the dog-handler relationship, and more. Findings will help us protect not only the health and safety of search and rescue dogs, but provide valuable translational information benefitting the health of human handlers and first responders.

“Dr. Otto’s groundbreaking research and dedication to advancing the health of working dogs and their handlers exemplifies the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s mission and vision,” says Dr. Montgomery. “This One Health approach can accelerate medical discoveries that impact both species. We are honored to present Dr. Otto with this award and look forward to our continued collaboration to benefit the health of all dogs and their owners.”

Data analysis from the 9/11 Medical Surveillance Study is ongoing with funding through CHF Grant 02322: Analysis of the Health, Behavioral, and Longevity Data Collected in the 9/11 Medical Surveillance Longitudinal Study. This work is part of CHF’s $11.4M active research portfolio encompassing all aspects of canine health. View CHF’s Research Grants Portfolio at akcchf.org/portfolio.

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About CHF
Since 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science to address the health needs of all dogs. With more than $62 million in funding to date, the Foundation provides grants for the highest quality canine health research and shares information on the discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure canine diseases. The Foundation meets and exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility, as demonstrated by their highest four-star Charity Navigator rating and GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Learn more at www.akcchf.org.

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July 24, 2021

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Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services - Tampa Bay, FL

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THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB’S WILDLY POPULAR

‘DOWN AND BACK’ PODCAST RETURNS FOR SEASON 2

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is proud to announce the return of the popular podcast series, “Down and Back: Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives”. Season two kicks off today.

AKC Historian Bud Buccone returns with all-new stories of purpose-bred dogs that will continue to delight a new generation of listeners. The first episode, “Top Dogs and Underdogs,” explores the 2020 breed popularity list, a favorite topic among the dog-owning public. Other episodes this season include: “How Dogs Become Recognized,” “Dogs of Myth and Legend,” “Canine Heroes of 9/11,” and “Form Follows Function.” Each episode is a riveting look into the history and milestones of our canine best friends.

“No one tells a story quite like Bud Buccone,” said Gina DiNardo, AKC Executive Secretary. “We’re thrilled at how well-received season one was and cannot wait to continue bringing the world of dogs to people in this innovative way.”

“Down and Back: Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives” can be found on all podcast platforms (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, Tunein, Castbox, Google Podcast) and on akc.org/podcast TODAY!

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About the American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.  Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred and mixed breed dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. AKC Clubs comprise America’s largest rescue network. For more information, visit www.akc.org.

AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.


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This week we are diving into all of our videos with Golden Retrievers. Learn what makes a Golden Retriever a Golden Retriever, see 2020 judging and more.
Best of Breed Minute
 
Get to know the Golden Retriever with Gail Miller Bisher in our Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed Minute.
Golden Retrievers at the 2020 WKC Dog Show
 
Watch over 40 Golden Retrievers compete for Best of Breed at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Daniel Makes a Special Visit
 
After his Sporting Group victory at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Daniel made a special visit to Betty at the nursing home.
From The WKC Archives
 
It was a Golden moment when Andy (Ch. Chuckanut Party Favour O Novel) was chosen to be the WKC Sporting Group Winner in 2006.
A Golden Win at the Masters Obedience Championship
 
Meet the Runner-Up at the Masters Obedience Championship in 2017. Peggy McConnell traveled from Dallas, Texas all the way to New York City to compete in the 2017 Masters Obedience Championship.
WESTMINSTER. There's Only One. ®
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