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    In This Issue:

    • News & Highlights


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    IPFD Virtual Meetings:
    Workshop 3 - Theme: Parentage Profiling for Kennel Clubs




    • Make a Donation
    • Stay Informed!




    News & Highlights


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    • On March 15, IPFD is hosting representatives from national kennel clubs from around the world for an online discussion on how parentage profiling via genetics can support pedigree registration & dog health. Refer to the Spotlight feature below for details.

    • Over the coming weeks, you may notice some significant changes to We're updating the look, navigation, and content of our site to provide an even better experience. Your feedback is always welcome, and we continue to invite our friends from across the dog world to contribute content as we work together to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of dogs.




    Breeds Resources

    Breed of the Month

    siberian-husky-in-snow.jpg This Month We Feature the Siberian Husky

    Brief Description: The Siberian Husky (Russian: сибирский хаски, "Sibirsky hasky") is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. Source: Wikipedia

    NEW: Get a GRIHP on Siberian Huskies is part of a series to highlight the Big Picture of health, welfare, and breeding and to help develop Globally Relevant Integrated Health Profiles (GRIHPs) for many breeds.

    Learn more about the Siberian Husky in our Pedigree Breeds Database.






    IPFD Partners in Action

    • Partners in Action 2020.pngIPFD Collaborating Partner, The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), has recently published the latest edition of Dog Breeds: What You Need to Know, a regular feature in their online news section (and in the WSAVA Bulletin) that highlights IPFD resources on a particular breed with a focus on breed-specific diseases.



    In the latest edition: Meet the Siberian Husky – Update Your Knowledge! You can also view previous editions of Dog Breeds: What You Need to Know in our archive article here on











    Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD)

    image.jpegOur HGTD Project Manager, Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi, provides answers to your questions on canine genetic testing in Ask Aimee.

    • In her most recent Ask Aimee blog post, HGTD Project Manager Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi shares her personal experiences from the North American launch of the Respiratory Function Grading Scheme (RFGS), colloquially known as the Cambridge BOAS scheme.



    If you’d like to submit a question to Aimee, please email her at






    HGTD-logo-10-27-2020-web-png.pngGet 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:
    HGTD Project Manager, Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi.





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    IPFD Virtual Meetings:
    Workshop 3 - Theme: Parentage Profiling for Kennel Clubs






    Attention Kennel Clubs: Registration is now open for the free March 15th IPFD Webinar on Parentage Profiling for Kennel Clubs.

    dna-163710.jpgOur expert panelists from the International Society for Animal Genetics, VHL Genetics, The Kennel Club (UK), and Raad van Beheer (Dutch Kennel Club) – along with representatives from IPFD Partner Kennel Clubs and other national kennel clubs from around the world – will be discussing how genetic parentage profiling can support pedigree registration and dog health. This is a very exciting opportunity for kennel club representatives to learn what is happening globally.

    Recording accurate pedigree information is a key purpose of most kennel clubs in their role as registration bodies. This has historically relied on self-reporting from breeders and is therefore vulnerable to mistakes. The usage of parentage profiling has risen across kennel clubs, most often as part of parentage dispute management. Costs to parentage profiling and genetic testing more generally are becoming more affordable, at the same time there are increasing pressures to ensure accurate and robust pedigree information. Parentage profiling as part of registration and/or health schemes is one of the most valuable tools to kennel clubs, and by sharing experiences and expertise, more kennel clubs and their breeder/owner clients can benefit.

    Virtual Meetings logo 2023.pngThe webinar begins at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) and will be 2 hours in length.

    Please click here for meeting agenda, speaker bios, and pre-meeting resources, or go directly to the registration page.


    Please contact Aimée Llewellyn-Zaidi if you have any questions about the workshop.





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    IPFD is truly a "people driven" service organization. We allocate the bulk of our financial resources to maintain a small but dedicated team of consultants to manage our modest resources and facilitate the activities of our stakeholders, with the aim of achieving our collective goals.

    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.


    Select one of the options below to make a donation now.













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