International collaborations and information sharing between kennel clubs, breed clubs, dog breeders, pet owners, scientists, researchers and veterinarians advances understanding of how to best address health mananagement strategies for breeds of dogs and individual dogs within a given breed.
Here you will find a listing of International Breed-Specific Collaborations including websites, reports, agenda summaries and links to documentation/articles from symposiums and health conferences.
Bernese Mountain Dogs
- Berner International Working Group
Resources about meetings, health research, and other initiatives addressing diseases specific to Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Icelandic Sheep Dogs
Tufts Canine & Feline Breeding & Genetics Conferences
This resource offers information on canine genetics, health management strategies and disease specific research presentations.
Below are some links to the September 2015 Conference - Other year's Conference Articles and Lectures are available on VIN. (INDEX - lists multiple conference years: Supporting Materials + online Proceedings gives you fully indexed access to all text and illustrations of the speakers' notes. )
7th Tufts' Canine & Feline Breeding & Genetics Conference & other Tufts' Canine and Feline Breeding Conference resources
Sample articles from 2015:
Genetics and Behavior: A Guide for Practitioners Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB
Breeding dogs in Sweden - SKK's tools and efforts to improve canine health Sofia Malm
2013 TUFTS Proceedings (access to articles and lectures)
Sample Articles from 2013:
Questions on the conferences should be sent to the conference director, Dr. Jerold Bell < firstname.lastname@example.org>.