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    Welcome to the first edition of Digest. In this issue:


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    • Check out our new Breeds Quiz... test your knowledge about the Native Breeds of this country and follow the links to updated information in the Pedigreed Breeds Database.



    • pug.pngThanks to Karin Drotz, the SKK and the Swedish Pug Club the Swedish RAS (breeding strategy) for Pugs (English summary) has been added to DogWellNet. Read More (Posted to Facebook June 😎



    • The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka


    russkaya-tsvetnaya-bolonka.pngBrief Description:

    Developed to be the ultimate house pet and companion, the Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a small, sturdy, balanced dog, slightly longer than tall. The breed has a wavy or curly coat. He moves gracefully with the tail carried over the back or to either side. He is friendly to all and shows no sign of aggression. He is sweet, loving, intelligent, and willing to please. (Source: North American Tsvetnaya Bolonka Club)


    New Information & Resources on

    • Read more about the Tsvetnaya Bolonka in a new entry in our Pedigreed Breeds Database.

    • Breed Information: The Irish Wolfhound


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    Up to the end of the 17th century, Irish Wolfhounds were used for hunting wolves and deer in Ireland. They were also used for hunting the wolves that infested large areas of Europe before the forests were cleared. (Source: Irish Kennel Club )


    New Information & Resources on

    • Some Irish Wolfhounds may be affected by respiratory conditions; pneumonia can be life threatening and requires immediate veterinary attention. Read More
    • Per Arne Flatberg and the Irsk Ulvehundklubb Norge have provided information on the Irish Wolfhound. New materials including links to an extensive IW database, an English version of The IW Breeding Strategy and other breed-specific materials are now available on DogWellNet. Read More

      Attention Breed Clubs: Do you have more information on these or other dog breeds that you'd like us to feature on Send the links or files to us at



    Latest Blog Entries

    • New blog from our CEO highlights the fantastic Finnish Canine Museum Online Check it out!
    • Check out the latest Blog post from the Finnish Kennel Club! Finnish Pug Dog Club to adopt walking test for breeding dogs. Read More
    • Paris in the Spring! Arrangements for the IPFD 3rd International Dog Health Workshop, hosted by the French Kennel Club (SCC) are underway. Read More



    3rd International Dog Health Workshop





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    Our Community Continues to Expand!

    A main goal of IPFD and is to bring together the international dog world and to share information and expertise from all our stakeholders. We are always looking for more contributions and if you or someone you know has breed health information to share, bring it on! Click here to see our latest invitation for collaborators


    This Month:

    The Breed-Specific Information material has been coming mainly from our fabulous Scandinavian Partners who have ongoing programs to get English summaries from their breed clubs, who routinely update breeding strategies for their breeds (see above).


    Thanks to Per Arne Flatberg and the Irsk Ulvehundklubb Norge (Irish Wolfhound Club of Norway), we have new material and links for that breed (see below).



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