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Mission, Vision, Goals and Objectives

    The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) is a non-profit organization, registered in Sweden, initiated by a group of independent stakeholders in dog health, well-being and welfare and officially launched in April 2014.


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


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


    • Dog health, well-being and welfare and human-dog interactions contribute to the quality of life for both species.
    • The world is a better place because we share it with dogs.
    • Dog issues are important around the globe and international sharing and cooperation is needed.


    The general goals of the IPFD are to:

    •  Enhance the health, well-being and welfare of dogs and enrich human-dog interactions
    • To facilitate sharing of knowledge, information, experience and resources across stakeholders (including, e.g., kennel clubs (KCs), veterinary and other professional organisations, health foundations, and others) to improve the health and well-being of purpose-bred dogs.
    • To provide evaluation and interpretation of information to support the actions of stakeholders in dog health, well-being and welfare
    • To facilitate specific actions to improve health and well-being of dogs, including, e.g. to design globally relevant breed-specific breeding strategies.
    • To bring the dog community closer together through DogWellNet.com (below).


    The specific objectives of the IPFD shall be to:

    • Create an online resource, i.e., DogWellNet.com to:
      • Provide a clearing house of information, documents and digital resources on all material relevant to dog health and well-being (including, e.g., breeding regulations/recommendations, national/international legislation, health information, etc.) including technology for translation to English and other languages.       
      • Promote collaboration among diverse stakeholders interested in dog well-being by increasing the contacts between them, their knowledge of each other’s activities and facilitating cooperation via electronic-communication and other means.
      • Provide evidence- and knowledge-based sharing of information, expertise and resources through evaluation and interpretation by international expert panels.
      • Provide a platform for international collaboration on specific actions, e.g. expert input / validation of tests /procedures and breed-specific strategies to improve health and well-being
    • Create a sustainable organization of relevance to and with credibility across a wide variety of stakeholders in the pedigreed dog world, as well as with concerns for all dogs, everywhere, by:
      • Developing partnerships between KCs and other stakeholders in order to be globally relevant, inclusive and transparent in terms of objectives and actions.
      • Building a financial base for on-going achievement of the vision, goals and objectives.
      • Building networks of experts and supporting their work through online developments.
      • Building a collective of volunteers to contribute to the work of the organisation.



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