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Database for much of the content on the site. Articles stored under various categories.
    1. About IPFD

      The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) is a non-profit organization, registered in Sweden, initiated by a diverse group of stakeholders in the international dog world and launched in August 2014.

      Mission
: Facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of pedigreed dogs and all dogs worldwide.

      Vision:
 An enduring global collaboration enhancing dog health, well-being and welfare, and human-dog interactions.


      Learn more under About Us, below.

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    2. Hot Topics

      This section highlights current issues and timely discussions for consumers, breeders, veterinarians, researchers and other members of our community.
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    3. IPFD International Dog Health Workshops

      The 1st International Dog Health Workshop was organized by the Swedish Kennel Club and held in June 2012 in Stockholm. The 2nd International Dog Health Workshop was coordinated by IPFD and the German Kennel Club (VDH) and held in Dortmund, Germany in February 2015. Moving forward, the IPFD is responsible for the International Dog Health Workshops and will partner with other organizations who will be the Host and responsible for logistics. * Check out the Subcategories (below) and Articles (further below).*
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    4. Health and Breeding

      This section includes topics of interest for anyone involved in breeding dogs, including those providing advice to breeders, breed clubs or kennel clubs. Like all of DogWellNet, this is a work in progress and new material will continue to accrue. There is overlap of information and links across some of the sections and readers may choose to access the information via the general categories (e.g. Breed-Specific Approaches or Population Data) or by looking for all information available for a specific breed (Breeds).

      * Check out the Subcategories (below) and Articles (further below).*

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    5. Population Data on Dogs, Health and Disease

      Here we focus on the data that is needed to underpin decisions on health and breeding, i.e. data enumerating and describing dog populations, in general, as well as, the occurrence of disease in dog populations, breed populations, etc.
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    6. Welfare

      In this section we will focus on issues with an impact on dog welfare, linking to policies and approaches from around the world. Many of these topics will intersect with Health and Breeding, Research and other topics on DogWellNet.com. Specifically, we will look at welfare issues related to the breeding and distribution of purposely bred dogs, issues and legislation related to health and welfare and human-animal interactions. In this section, the focus will be on evidence and approaches; there will be overlap or links with the Education section.
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    7. Education

      In this section we focus on resources, approaches and events focused on education related to health, well-being and welfare in dogs. Education programs and events often have more than one target group or topic, but we present the material as follows.

      * Check out the Subcategories (below) and Articles (further below).*

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    8. Research

      Research can be loosely described as the collection of information about a particular subject. More often it is used to denote designed investigations of, say, health or disease. However, investigations, studies and surveys occur across a spectrum of, e.g., topics and approaches, scope and rigour, and the results must be understood within the context and quality of the work. We have come to realize that an Evidence-Based approach is what is needed, i.e., available information / reports are appropriately evaluated and the results are interpreted and applied with consideration of the strength of the evidence provided and in light of a baseline of knowledge and experience. We will add sub-categories (see below) for example, 1) Clinical Trials, 2) Breed, 3) Disease as we go.
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