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Last updated 06/06/07

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"Their destiny is in your hands."

"Blood, Sweat and Cheers!"
A win-win opportunity for owners of Alaskan malamute, keeshond, samoyed, and collie dogs!

Purebred dog owners can contribute to research that will improve diagnostic testing for hypothyroidism. Don't miss your chance to participate! Healthy dogs are needed now!

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, Collie Foundation and OFA have funded a study to determine breed-specific reference intervals for thyroid hormone concentrations in samples from healthy pure-bred dogs. Rebecca Davies, PhD, from the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is conducting the study and is currently looking for volunteers.


Scientists and breeders CAN work together to benefit both dogs and science!
Read this very informative article by C.A. Sharp.

As fanciers of the Alaskan Malamute, we owe it to these wonderful dogs to keep them healthy.  You can help by participating in our research programs.  It can be as simple as filling out a survey, or as profound as donating a blood sample from your dog for research.  Every little bit helps!


Please be patient as we add information about these and other disorders to the site.   We welcome suggestions about what to include.
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Participants needed for autoimmune disease study

Dr. Wayne Potts of the University of Utah needs participants for his study involving autoimmune thyroiditis, diabetes, and hemolytic anemia.  Go to this page to find out how you can help.  The study is funded in part by the Alaskan Malamute Club of America through CHF Grant 305.
NOTE!  This is not a Malamute-only study. Please feel free to refer your friends with other breeds to this web site.
Coat Funk
This dog has coat funk,
but he's not letting it slow him down!


The Alaskan Malamute Club of America will soon be asking its members to complete a questionnaire that will help us to learn more about skin and coat problems in our breed.  It is critical that you fill out this survey and return it promptly, whether or not you have any dogs with skin or coat problems.  This survey is being done in conjunction with the Virginia-Maryland Regional Veterinary Medical College, to whom we are most grateful.

General Information Links

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AKC Canine Health Foundation
All breed and breed specific health programs and surveys.
Alaskan Malamute Research Foundation
Supporting research projects specific to the health and welfare of Alaskan Malamutes.
Morris Animal Foundation
Tons of basic information on animal care, and the studies funded by this non-profit organization.
Merck Veterinary Manual
The single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information.

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