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    IPFD Annual Report 2022:
    A New Chapter

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    News & Highlights


    News from IPFD

    • ENCI-Logo-2023.pngIPFD is pleased to announce that Italy’s national kennel club, ENCI - Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana, has joined national kennel clubs from Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom as an IPFD Contributing Partner.

      “We’re truly delighted to welcome ENCI to our global community, and we very much look forward to working with our new partners for the benefit of dogs throughout Italy and around the world,” says IPFD Chair Dr. Pekka Olson.

      “The ENCI Board of Directors has strongly supported joining the IPFD because the exchange of information on genetic studies is considered a priority for the future of dog lovers in order to provide breeders with the necessary tools to protect the health of dog breeds and to promote biodiversity,” says ENCI President Dino Muto. 

      Press Release: IPFD Press Release - ENCI Partnership FINAL.pdf




    • IPFD Virtual Meeting: Breeding for Health and Purpose - Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - Presented by IPFD and Orivet co-branded tile-01.png

      IPFD and Orivet (official sponsor of IPFD Virtual Meetings - Oceania Region for 2023-2024) are excited to present this free online event.

      Target Audience:
      Responsible dog breeders at all stages of experience. All are welcome, but the timing of this event has been set to best accommodate our Oceana Region friends (including Australia, New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia). We hope to add additional events in other time zones throughout 2023-2024.

      This online session aims to help dog breeders to develop holistic breeding plans that improve health and welfare, as well as to meet the goals of the breeder using evidence-based tools balancing the art and science of dog breeding.

      Join canine expert Myrna Shiboleth on “Breeding for a Purpose” and Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi on “Making the Most of Genetic Testing”.

      Tuesday, August 1, 2023 | 6:30PM AEST (UTC/GMT +10hrs)

      Start Times for Key Time Zones
      Los Angeles: 1:30am PDT (UTC/GMT -7hrs)
      New York: 4:30am EDT (UTC/GMT -4hrs)
      Toronto: 4:30am EDT (UTC/GMT -4hrs)
      London: 9:30am BST (UTC/GMT +1hr)
      Stockholm: 10:30am CEST (UTC/GMT +2hrs)
      Perth: 4:30pm AWST (UTC/GMT +8hrs)
      Adelaide: 6:00pm ACST (UTC/GMT +9:30hrs)
      Canberra: 6:30pm AEST (UTC/GMT +10hrs)
      Wellington: 8:30pm NZST (UTC/GMT +12hrs)

      Learn, Connect, and Earn!
      Orivet has kindly offered $10 in Orivet Loyalty Points for those who register and are interested in using Orivet's products and services.


      Click Here for More Information and Registration





    • IPFD Board Member Barbara Thiel (Germany) delivered a presentation on the work Barbara Thiel 2022 clear border.pngof IPFD with regards to animal welfare at the July 10th meeting of the FEDIAF Animal Welfare Taskforce. The FEDIAF is the trade body representing the European pet food industry, including 15 national trade associations and five companies (Affinity Petcare, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Mars PetCare, Nestlé Purina Petcare, and WellPet).

      Thank you, Barbara, for helping spread the word on IPFD's efforts to improve the lives of dogs around the globe!





    Breeds Resources

    Breeds of the Month

    This Month We Feature The English Setter 5500202c8f17e230f629245185c5d52a0e00ec12

    Brief Description:
    The English Setter is a medium size breed of dog. It is part of the Setter family, which includes the red Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, and black-and-tan Gordon Setters. Source: Wikipedia




    NEW: Get a GRIHP! on English Setters 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.






    More information on the English Setter on





    Updated Breed Profiles


    We recently updated the profile for the Canaan Dog in our Pedigree Breeds Database, which includes content on Canaan Dog expert Myrna Shiboleth's work. Myrna is also presenter at our August 1st webinar, Breeding for Health and Purpose (see details above).





    The Bernese Mountain Dog profile has been updated to reflect changes on the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America's website to available health information.






    We've added breed club links to our Flat-Coated Retriever and Rhodesian Ridgeback profiles at the request of our members.




    Visit our searchable Pedigree Breeds Database for extensive profiles on 180+ breeds from around the world.



    IPFD Partners in Action

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    • IPFD 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.




    english-setter1-300x206.jpg the latest edition: Meet the English Setter – Update Your Knowledge! You can also view previous editions of Dog Breeds: What You Need to Know in our archive article here on










    • In his latest “Best of Health” article, IPFD friend and contributor Ian J Seath explores the options available when multi-stakeholder collaboration falls short.







    • In our Research Blog, see recent 2022 & 2023 research on monitoring AMR in the EU - "dogs and cats are considered an important potential source of AMR, posing a amr eu 2023 research.JPGrisk to public health. However, there are no harmonised control and monitoring programmes established in the EU, highlighting the need to create a joint plan to combat the evolution of AMR in companion animals, encompassing this concern under the One Health concept."






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    IPFD Annual Report 2022:
    A New Chapter







    Cover_Page_01.pngWe're proud to present IPFD Annual Report 2022: A New Chapter. See what we accomplished together in 2022 and our plans to advance our mission of enhancing dog health, well-being, and welfare and to support human-dog interactions.

    Thanks to everyone who has supported IPFD and participated in our work!


    View Our 2022 Annual Report Here





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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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