The Foundation is excited to announce the first of a series of Zoom presentations that address the health of our breed.

Blood production and clotting: When it goes wrong

Presented by Dr. Tracy Stokol. Professor of Clinical Pathology at the Cornell Veterinary School, NY

Description:  Dr. Stokol will present an update of her research on Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in Cocker Spaniels as well as other blood diseases of concern. Last year her grant titled: Plasminogen-activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and Impaired Fibrinolysis in Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia was funded by the AKC-CHF along with a significant contribution from the American Spaniel Club Foundation



OTHER SESSION Recommendations

The ASC Foundation will from time to time publish recommendations on specific presentations and webinars beyond those we specifically sponsor ourselves.   Those we currently recommend are listed below.

Canine Health Foundation and VetVine Webinar Series

The AKC Canine Health Foundation and VetVine have teamed up to offer a series of live webinars on canine health topics. These webinars feature leaders in the field of veterinary health research and offer practical advice on common health concerns, as well as information on cutting-edge research to benefit our dogs.    The live webinars feature a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session if time permits. Each webinar is recorded and can be watched on-demand from a computer or mobile device. All webinars require registration through VetVine.

AKC Canine Health Foundation | CHF and VetVine Webinar Series (

The Canine Health Foundation and Zoetis Reproduction Series

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, have joined forces to bring a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

Topics available cover the following:

  • Canine Semen Evaluation
  • Nutritional Concerns for Pregnant and Post-Partum Dogs
  • Tips For Success with Fresh Chilled Semen Breedings, Part II: The Brood Bitch
  • Tips For Success with Fresh Chilled Semen Breedings, Part I: The Stud Dog
  • Whelping and Dystocia
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis
  • Ovulation Timing
  • Infertility In The Bitch
  • Shipping Canine Semen
  • Cryopreservation of Canine Semen
  • Semen Collection and Tips for Successful Breedings
  • Brucellosis

For more information, click below to gain access to all of the above.

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