Canine Reproduction

American Kennel Club and AKC Canine Health Foundation Release Podcast on Canine Reproduction [Thursday, June 19, 2008]

The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation are pleased to release the next podcast in the series. In this podcast, Dr. Lin Kauffman, BS, DVM, a reproductive specialist at Iowa State University, discusses the reasons for using artificial insemination when breeding, and also some of the pitfalls of performing Ceasarean sections.

Recorded at the Iowa State University Breeders’ Symposium, a program sponsored by both the American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation, this podcast can be accessed from either the American Kennel Club website at or the AKC Canine Health Foundation website at – click on “Podcasts.” It is also available on Apple’s iTunes® or directly at Individuals who access the podcast through iTunes® are encouraged to submit reviews.

Clubs are encouraged to add the Genome Barks Podcast link to their home pages. Contact the AKC Canine Health Foundation to obtain graphics and links. Upcoming Breeders’ Symposia are scheduled for June 28-29 at Purdue Univeristy and August 2-3 in Syracuse, New York.

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Erica Kitchen
Acting Director of Development
AKC Canine Health Foundation

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, founded in 1995 by the American Kennel Club, is the largest nonprofit worldwide to fund health research exclusively for canines. Our goal is to help dogs live longer, healthier lives. The AKC Canine Health Foundation is the leader in non-invasive genetic health research, stem cell research, and biotherapeutics benefiting both canines and humans. Through the generous financial support of the American Kennel Club and the Nestlé Purina PetCare Co., we’re proud to announce we have allocated more than $20 million in canine health research through more than 75 schools and research institutions worldwide.

The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, 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 nearly 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 20,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred 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 Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog. 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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