Committee Contacts

Health Committee Chair - Nancy Hopkins
Research - Ginger Jones
Clinics - Leonore Abordo
Holter Committee Chair - Leslie Walenta
Holter Commiittee Member - Barb Ewing
Holter Committee Member - Jenny Coomler

Web Site Administrator

For More Information on the PPCP

Visit the PPCP Page on the Purina web site

CHF Annual Health Award

The AKC Canine Health Foundation has designated an annual health award in the name of Dr. Asa Mays.

Read the press release regarding its inaugural recipient

2007 National Specialty Health Clinics

See our summary of the clinics and seminar held at the national specialty show in Warwick, RI

the Purina Parent Club Program

One hundred sixty four National Parent Clubs participating in the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program have earned in excess of $608,000 in 2007 to benefit canine health research, education and rescue efforts. The funds have been evenly distributed between the Canine Health Foundation and the individual National Parent Clubs.

As of 3/31/08 the Borzoi Club of America, Inc. has 196 members declared for the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program. From January 1, 2008 through March 31, 2008, 25 members have submitted weight circles resulting in a total of $534.49 accumulated thus far for the 2008 Program.

The best way to increase the earnings is by spreading the word: To Club members who are already Pro Club members: Encourage them to declare for the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program by calling 1-877-776-2582 and encourage them to submit weight circles to the Purina Pro Club. 

To Club Members who feed Pro Plan but are NOT members of Pro Club: Make them aware of the Purina Parent Club Partnership program and encourage them to join Pro Club, declare for their breed and submit weight circles to the Purina Pro Club.

Each new person who declares participation in the PPCP Program and submits weight circles or who joins Pro Club, declares and submits weight circles will only help to increase the earnings for 2008. To assist you in spreading the word, we have developed ad slicks and a program overview sheet that are perfect for use in your club's publications, website, show catalog, etc. Additionally, we have found that many participants have been made aware of the program through information made available to them on their club's web site.


Purina Parent Club Program

AKC Canine Health Foundation News Alert

Purina Parent Club Partnership Participants Fund $500,000 in Canine Health Research [Tuesday, September 21, 2010]

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce that the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) has not only raised significant funds to support health research (more than $3 million since its inception in 2002), but that those funds have also been released to sponsor specific research studies - $500,000 in 2010 alone.

Purina Pro Club members who elect to participate in the PPCP Program and designate a particular club accrue donations for their breed when they submit weight circles from qualifying Purina brand dog foods. Points are accumulated all year and a check representing 10 percent of the value of the submitted weight circles is evenly split between the breed club's Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the parent club, where funds may be used at the club's discretion for canine health research, education or rescue.

Parent Clubs know their breeds best. Therefore, the donations to the CHF Donor Advised Funds are used to support research, based on the recommendation of the Parent Club. Once those recommendations are received from the Parent Club, DAF monies are released and are used to fund canine health research projects approved by CHF.

In 2009, more than 165 national parent breed clubs participated in the PPCP Program, raising nearly $600,000. Of these PPCP-participating clubs, more than 50% have used their PPCP monies to support canine health research in 2010. These clubs have taken the funds from their breed Donor Advised Fund at the AKC Canine Health Foundation and used it to sponsor research approved and funded by the CHF.

For information about participating in the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program and helping to raise funds for your national parent club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation, visit Purina Pro Club or call toll-free (877) PRO-CLUB or (877) 776-2582.

The Opportunity

Parent clubs receive funding through the PPCP Program based on the number of members participating and their submissions of weight circles. Fundraising can be difficult for parent clubs, yet it is needed to promote club activities. Many clubs choose to help fund AKC Canine Health Foundation grants in which researchers aim to better understand the genetics behind health conditions that affect their breeds as well as develop better treatments and more accurate ways of diagnosing disease. Others use the funding to support educational or rescue programs. Regardless how the funding is used it provides another source of revenue to advance the betterment of dogs everywhere.

Pro Club members are encouraged to support participation within your respective clubs - let's continue to stamp out canine disease for all our dogs!

Click here for additional information about the active research the CHF has funded.

You can help by providing financial support to the AKC Canine Health Foundation's efforts; click here to make a secure online donation and please consider a recurring gift.

Erika Werne
Director of Education & Communications
AKC Canine Health Foundation