The 1st International Dog Health Workshop (IDHW) was organized by the Swedish Kennel Club (SKK) and held in June 2012 in Stockholm. The 2nd IDHW was co-hosted by IPFD and the German Kennel Club (VDH) and held in Dortmund, Germany in February 2015. The 3rd IDHW was co-hosted by IPFD and French Kennel Club (SCC) in Paris in Spring 2017. The 4th IDHW was co-hosted by the Kennel Club in Windsor, UK in 2019. IPFD is responsible for the International Dog Health Workshops and partners with other organizations who manage meeting logistics. * Information on the IDHWs is organized under Subcategories (below) and Articles (further below).*
The focus of this free webinar is on genetic diversity (primarily from a genetic tests/tools view), and discussions will aim to identify genetic diversity tools and resources, and discuss priorities and actions for the benefit of dogs.
The aim for this meeting is to provide information and support to Kennel Clubs at all stages of integrating genetic parentage profiling and other genetic testing into registration systems or health plans, or those who are considering this for their club in the future.
These two talks are designed to help dog breeders to develop holistic breeding plans that improve health and welfare, as well as meet the goals of the breeder using evidence-based tools balancing the art and science of dog breeding.