The American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation works closely with these other organizations to provide funding for researchers studying the genetic and situational causes of disease in our canine friends.


German Shepherd Dog Club of America
The German Shepherd Dog Club of America has been dedicated to the GSD breed in the United States of America since 1913.

American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation
The mission of the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. (CHF) is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. The Foundation has established a series of goals as well as a strategy for achieving these goals.

Morris Animal Foundation
With more than 60 years of history, our reputation and scientific expertise are second to none. Since our inception, the Foundation has funded more than 1,700 humane animal health studies. At any given time, Morris Animal Foundation is managing about 300 animal health and welfare research studies at the world’s most respected research institutions, colleges of veterinary medicine and zoos. Each year, we also fund about 70 veterinary student scholar projects.

The Canine Genome Instruction Manual AKC-CHF
More than 500 hereditary disorders have been described that affect dogs, necessitating an increased understanding of the canine genome to improve the health of dogs. Now that we have mapped the complete dog genome, genes involved in both disease and desired traits can be identified much more quickly. This article provides a brief introduction to the canine genome and how scientists use it to study canine hereditary diseases.