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.
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Health and wellbeing of breeds is tied to systems by which the potential of individual dogs to serve future generations as breeding stock is identified and managed. Judges opinions are sought and a value is placed upon judge evaluations.
Education of the general public about health and welfare issues and about the joys and responsibilities of pet-ownership is a priority for many stakeholders in dog health. An increasing focus is on education of children about the joys, rights and responsibilities of pet ownership.
In this section we will link to many programs and resources that are available for information and to help anyone planning to design similar programmes in their country, city or area.
In this section we will share information, material and links relevant to the education of consumers and the public, in the broadest sense. Our partners will profile events that they have organized. Others planning similar events will find contact information to those with experience and expertise. Education of consumers (dog owners and those considering acquisition of a dog) and the public, may be divided into two categories.
Balanced, well constructed medium sized dog of Spitz type with prick ears and coat in varied colours. Length of coat should be such as still to reveal the body proportions. With medium bone.Balanced, well constructed medium sized dog of Spitz type with prick ears and coat in varied colours. Length of coat should be such as still to reveal the body proportions. With medium bone. Self-assured, calm, even tempered with high resistance against any provocation.
NOTE: LANDSEER ECT is not the same breed of dog as the black and white 'Landseer' Newfoundland
Newfoundland - Landseer History
Newfoundland, Landseer or both? Actually, there are 3 versions: The American Newfoundland Landseer, the European Newfoundland Landseer and the European Landseer ECT.
The USA (AKC) recognizes both European and American Newfoundland Landseers but does not recognize the 3rd version, the Landseer ECT, as a version of the Newfoundland or even as a breed.
The Newfoundland Club of America addresses the question: "What is an ECT?
ECT stands for "European Continental Type". ECT's or Landseer ECT's as they are sometimes called, resemble Landseers, but are different in type and temperament. An ECT is a little taller, a little less broad, and to the person familiar with Newfs, just looks "different" than a Newf. ECT's tend to have a more "active" personality, and require an owner ready to live with a large dog which is more assertive than a typical Newf."
"As of 1998, Every country except the U.S. and Canada recognize the ECT as a separate breed from the Newfoundland."