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What does IPFD offer to its kennel club Partners?

Katariina Mäki

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IPFD - non-political and evidence-based

The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) is a not-for-profit organisation leading a global, multi-stakeholder effort to improve the health, well-being, and welfare of dogs.

We are an evidence-based, non-political, independent organisation that gathers, presents, and promotes issues on dog health and welfare.

Sharing and exchange

We are a large, diverse community whose members benefit from shared discussions and the exchange of information and experience.

For example, there has been a wave of legislative action in many European countries regarding pedigree dog breeding. Together, we are helping ensure that decision makers are working with the best available information and support our mutual commitment to responsible dog breeding.

And we believe that responsible dog breeding means taking full responsibility for canine health and welfare – ensuring breed-specific and more broad issues are all recognized and effectively addressed. IPFD is uniquely positioned to facilitate this process.  IPFD has been steadily compiling breed-specific management strategies and breed expert recommendations for owners and breeders as well as, resources to support veterinary-client communication.

Practical tools

Members of our community have developed various tools and practices to promote dog health. By sharing these practices, they can benefit from and support each other's work. For example:

Our Partner kennel clubs have also breeding databases with various population statistics. For example Avelsdata (Sweden), Koiranet (Finland), LOF Select (France).

On DogWellNet, we have:

These resources, and others on, can be used by kennel and breed clubs to develop national health strategies.

We also offer advice to our members on health screening, genetic testing, and breeding strategies. And we frequently profile the good work that our Partner kennel clubs are doing.

Join us!

We stand ready to lead, support, and promote healthy pedigree dogs together with any kennel club that is committed to doing the work needed. By joining us, you will demonstrate your commitment to maintaining and improving the health of dogs. You will show that you are a forward-thinking organisation working for the benefit of dogs.

We welcome you to join us!


Contact Us

Marc Ralsky CEO -
Aimée Llewellyn-Zaidi, HGTD Project Director -
General inquiries -


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