Jump to content
REGISTER NOW for the 4th International Dog Health Workshop (IDHW) Read more... ×
Translation Help | Aide à la traduction | Käännösohje | Übersetzungshilfe | Oversettelseshjelp | Översättningshjälp | Ayuda de traducción Read more... ×
International Collaboration For Dog Health And Welfare. Join Us.
×
  • entries
    7
  • comments
    9
  • views
    3,391

Finnish Pug Dog Club to adopt walking test for breeding dogs

A walking test developed for brachycephalic dog breeds will be adopted by the Finnish Pug Dog Club. The Club has included the test in their requirements for breeding dogs. The requirement of passing the walking test will come into force when tests can be carried out all over Finland.

The Finnish Kennel Club (FKC) and the University of Helsinki arranged a news conference and a colloquium for the breed clubs of the brachycephalic breeds earlier this week. Preliminary results on a study examining walking test results on Pugs and Bulldogs were presented. The results showed that the test is able to distinguish between good and bad breathers.

The FKC and the University researchers will develop more detailed instructions concerning the performing of the test. The test is similar as the one used in the Netherlands for the Bulldogs. The dog will pass the test if he/she is able to walk 1000 meters at most 12 minutes and is also able to recover during the next 15 minutes.The test will become an official Finnish Kennel Club health test, and the results will be recorded in the FKC breeding database.

Other breeds may be included in the test in the fall. At least French Bulldogs are participating, and interest has been shown in other breeds as well.



3 Comments


Recommended Comments

Katariina,

in Germany we have a long experience with the so called walking test .

The IKFB was the first to establish such a test in cooperation with VDH

It is mandatory for Frenchies for breeding since almost ten years.

We started the test with 12 minutes for the 1000 meters and now the Frenchies and the English bulldogs have to do it in 8 minutes, the pugs in 12.

Believe me it's easy, not many dogs fail, it's rather the owners fittness .

Personally I think we should give them 6 minutes, a task which is easly done by the dogs, as far as the dogs in Germany are concearned.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Katariina,

 

the test is mandatory for Frenchies, Pugs and English bulldogs in the VDH ( German Kennel Club)

 

 Frenchies and English bulldogs time limit 8 minutes, pugs 12 minutes.

only very few dogs do not pass.

Besides that we improved the owners fitness because they really have to run with their dogs, some use a bicycle, some a footbike,  some just run.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • International Dog Health Workshops

    2-15-2018-4thidhw-postcard8inx3in-web.png

    REGISTER NOW for the 4th IDHW in the UK!
    Co-hosted by The Kennel Club and IPFD
    May 30th - June 1st, 2019

    4th IDHW - DWN's Pre-Meeting Resources

  • Our Partners

    • Suomen Kennelliitto (Finnish Kennel Club, in English) - Established in 1889, the Finnish Kennel Club is a nationwide expert organisation on canine matters. Its aim is to promote the breeding of ped…
    • The VDH - Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (German Kennel Club in English) is the foremost organisation representing the interests of dog-owners throughout Germany – the first address to find ou…
    • The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Canada and currently recognizes 175 breeds. As a non-profit organization, the CKC is dedicated to encouraging, guidi…
    • The Norwegian Kennel Club (NKC) was founded in 1898, and is the largest organisation for dog owners in Norway.   Website: https://www.nkk.no/english/category1045.html Norwegian Kennel Club…
    • Agria Djurförsäkring (Agria Animal Insurance) is one of the world's leading animal insurers specialising in small animal and equine insurance. The company dominates Scandinavian pet insurance and h…
    • The French Kennel Club - SOCIÉTÉ CENTRALE CANINE (SCC) - was founded in 1881 as a non-profit organization by dog fanciers aiming to replenish native dog breeds and to bring in and establish foreign…
    • The Irish Kennel Club promotes the responsible ownership and breeding of dogs throughout Ireland through education, registration, training and support schemes and events.   Website: http://…
    • The Kennel Club is the largest organization in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare and training. Its objective is to ensure that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners.   …
    • Royal Canin is a global leader in pet health nutrition. In an industry that continues to adapt to popular trends in cat and dog food, our mission will remain the same; to constantly bring, through H…
    • The OFA was a Founding Partner of the International Partnership for Dogs; As of January 1, 2018, the OFA is no longer an IPFD Partner.    Founded and originally incorporated as a private no…
    • The FCI was a Founding Partner of the International Partnership for Dogs; As of January 1, 2018, FCI is no longer an IPFD Partner.   The Fédération Cynologique Internationale is the World C…
    • The SKK - Svenka Kennelklubben (Swedish Kennel Club, in English), is Sweden's largest organisation dedicated to dogs and dog owners. We represent the interests of our 300,000 members – first time d…
    • Agria is one of the world’s leading animal insurers, specialising in small animal and equine insurance. Founded in Sweden over 120 years ago, Agria came to the UK in 2009 and is now a prominent feat…
    •   Mars Veterinary is a business unit of Mars Petcare, the world’s largest pet care provider. Their mission is to facilitate responsible pet care by enhancing the well-being and relationship bet…
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.