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    pawprintblackgradient.thumb.png4th IDHW: Don't Miss Out - Register Now!

     

    125 Decision Leaders  |  7 Countries  |  4 Continents

    Updated Program Now Available

    As with previous workshops, the 4th IDHW will include posters on research, programs, and more -
    including hot-off-the-press research findings from the 10th ICCFGG Conference in Bern, Switzerland.

     

     

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    Dates: Thursday, May 30 - Saturday, June 1, 2019
    Venue: De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor UK 
    Location: ~ 6 miles from Heathrow Airport
    Website: 4th International Dog Health Workshop (IDHW)
    Register for the 4th IDHW: Registration Page | Book Accommodations

     

    Be sure to check out the Spotlight below for links to 4th IDHW pre-meeting resources!

     

     


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    Breeds

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    This Month's Breed is the Basenji

    WHY? Educational content - including links to an outstanding collection of breed history and tools for breeders and judges available from The Basenji Club of America as well as videos and publications! 


     

     

    Updated Breeds:

    Brussels Griffon | Great Dane | Keeshond

     

    New Breeds:

    German Spitz

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    Historically, the German Spitz was primarily used as a working dog on farms. He is usually stubborn and independent, so you will have to establish yourself as a dominant leader through persistent obedience training. Mittelspitz is often curious and will definitely try to explore the surroundings whenever he gets a chance. This is a very agile breed, kept as companions or family pets, known to be good watchdogs with bold and fiery personalities.
    All German Spitz dogs share some common characteristics, such as intelligence, agility, cheerfulness, playfulness, alertness, loyalty, resourcefulness, boldness, independence, and curiosity.

    Source: Primitive Dogs

     

     

    Petit Brabançon

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    The Petit Brabançon is a small companion breed that was originally developed from ratters working in the stables of Belgian carriage men. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) recognize them as one of three different breeds of griffon from Belgium, the other two being Belgian Griffon and Brussels Griffon. The American Kennel Club and Kennel Club recognize all varieties as a single breed.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Blogs

    • kevin-colwell-column.pngIn her latest blog post, Breeding: A Moral Choice?, IPFD CEO Dr. Brenda Bonnett reflects on Kevin Colwill's thoughtful piece in Our Dogs entitled: "Breeding: Is it a moral choice?". The original article is also provided (re-published with permission).

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • breeds.pngWhy do people choose the dogs they do - and what is the impact on dog health and welfare? Check out Dr. Brenda Bonnett's blog post for discussion points, which include a reference to recent research, Published: 28 March 2019 -- "Acquiring a Pet Dog: A Review of Factors Affecting the Decision-Making of Prospective Dog Owners".

     

     

     

     

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    WSAVA previously supported IPFD through the collaboration of their Hereditary Disease Committee.

     

     

     

     

    Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD)


    New Features in the HGTD Databases!

    harmonization-of-genetic-testing-for-dogs-2-12-2018.pngUsers can now see when a new Genetic Test Provider (GTP) has joined, and their participation level: Leadership Sponsors, Sponsors, or Participants. 

    We are also proud to be listing our HGTD Sponsors for 2019. You can find their logos and links prominently displayed on the front page of the Harmonization section. We thank all of our Sponsors for supporting this important project. 


    Did You Know?

    We work throughout the year to ensure the data from participating GTPs is up to date, as accuracy is very important! You can find a GTP's last data update in the GTP information in the Search the HGTD/Lab Test Providers section.  


    Thank You to Our Researcher and Breeder Community!

    Collaboration is key to building the HGTD. Thanks to researchers and members of the breeder community, we are able to improve information and provide more accurate and useful data in our Phenes database. If you spot a possible error, or if something doesn't seem right, please reach out to us. We will do the research and make any necessary changes! 

     

     

    qimono dna-1811955.jpgGet Involved in HGTD! We welcome additional participant GTPs, more collaborators from any stakeholders concerned with dog health and welfare, the advice of experts, the participation of breed clubs and other consumer groups. We stand ready to provide more information to ongoing discussions.

    Please feel free to contact us as we work together for healthy dogs and to support those who breed and own them: IPFD CEO, Dr. Brenda Bonnett, at brenda.bonnett@ipfdogs.com and/or HGTD Project Director, Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi, at aimee.llewellyn-zaidi@ipfdogs.com.

     

     


     

     

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         4th IDHW Pre-Meeting Resources

     


    We're still adding pre-meeting background materials for participants of the 4th International Dog Health Workshop (IDHW), but this information will also be of interest to non-attendees who are interested in the topics addressed in the IDHW themes. Click on a Theme below, or visit the main Pre-Meeting Resources page here.

     

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    Theme #1: The Concept of ‘Breed’

     

     

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    Theme #2: Supply and Demand

     

     

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    Theme #3: Breed-Specific Health Strategies

     

     

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    Theme #4: Genetic Testing for Dogs

     

     

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    Theme #5: Exaggerations and Extremes in Dog Conformation

     

     

     

     


     

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    You can specify how your donation is used (support IPFD and its programs and activities OR support the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs). All donations are handled securely via PayPal.

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