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    IPFD CEO Dr. Brenda Bonnett at the
    AKC-CHF 2017 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference


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    Australian Terrier


    The Australian Terrier, one of the smallest of the working Terriers, was bred to be both a helper and companion in rough times and terrain. A native dog (known as the "rough-coated terrier") and a close relative of the old Scotch dog of Great Britain (not to be confused with the present-day Scottish Terrier) are believed to have been cross-bred with a number of other breeds of British stock to produce the fast, sturdy, weather-resistant and fearless little dog that the settlers needed as they expanded the frontiers of their country. (Source: Australian Terrier Club of America)  


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    Read more about the Australian Terrier in our Pedigreed Breeds Database.


    Halden Hound


    The Halden Hound is a good hunting dog with a strong hunting desire and a friendly nature. The breed is characterised by strong nerves and by being especially sociable and trusting. Many Halden Hounds have done very well in hunting trials. They can thus be characterised as an excellent combination of a hunting and companion dog. Due to its good temperament and open nature, the breed is also easy to train. (Source: Native Dog Breeds of Norway)


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    Read more about the Halden Hound in our Pedigreed Breeds Database.


    Hygen Hound




    The Hygen Hound is a good scent hound with a friendly nature. The breed is eager to learn, starts to hunt at an early age and has a strong hunting desire. It is suitable as a family dog, as it usually is calm around people and easy to train. (Source: Native Dog Breeds of Norway)


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    Read more about the Hygen Hound in our Pedigreed Breeds Database.


    Norwegian Elkhound (Black)




    The Black Norwegian Elkhound, a native breed of Norway, is a typical spitz-type dog and the smallest of the elkhounds. It is a calm, devoted dog that forms close bonds with family members.

    (Source: Norwegian Kennel Club)


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    Read more about the Norwegian Elkhound (Black) in our Pedigreed Breeds Database.


    Norwegian Hound (Dunker)


    The Norwegian Hound is considered to be a good scent hound. It cooperates closely and well with its owner in the woods and bays on the trail. Breeding efforts have always aimed at strengthening the best characteristics of the old Norwegian scent hound, which was a hardy and robust dog with an excellent temperament. Today’s hunters especially call attention to the breed’s strong paws. These tolerate ice and crusty snow much better than the feet of other scent hounds. (Source: Native Dog Breeds of Norway)


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    Read more about the Norwegian Hound (Dunker) in our Pedigreed Breeds Database.


    Pharaoh Hound


    Medium-sized and of noble bearing, the Pharaoh Hound should be graceful, powerful, and above all - fast. Coat color can range from tan to chestnut to red golden, with white markings on the tip of the tail, chest, toes and on the center line of the face. A unique breed characteristic is their "blush" - when happy or excited, the nose and ears turn a deep rose color. Today, their willingness to please makes them excellent candidates for hunting, obedience and lure coursing. (Source: AKC)


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    Read more about the Pharaoh Hound in our Pedigreed Breeds Database.


    Barbet (Updated)




    A new RAS English Summary and new Health, Exterior and Character survey info (English) have been posted for the Barbet in our Pedigreed Breeds Database. Thanks to the Svenska Barbetklubben!





    • Breeds with Summaries of Swedish KC, Finnish KC or Norwegian KC Breeding Strategies



    We've compiled a collection of DogWellNet Downloads Links in Breed-specific Breeding Strategy English RAS/JTO Summaries and RAS/JTO Templates.






    IPFD Student Project Wraps Up

    Ariel 1.pngIPFD's Ariel Minardi, a 3rd year Vet Student at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, joined us for 10 weeks this summer. My, how time flies! Ariel was busy creating resources on Antimicrobial Resistance. See her latest work: A Learning Module for Dog Owners: Prudent Use of Antimicrobials.


    Also be sure to check out Ariel's B.A.R.K. Blog, which contains some terrific resources, videos, and basic information everyone needs to have to keep pets and humans healthier by developing a better understanding of how & why superbugs are not just a problem in human medicine, but also in veterinary medicine.


    Thank you for the educational work on AMR Ariel!




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    IPFD CEO Dr. Brenda Bonnett at the AKC-CHF 2017 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference


    2017_CHF_CONFERENCE_LOGO.jpgLast weekend I was honored to participate in the 2017 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference presented by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and Nestlé Purina PetCare, in St. Louis, Missouri. It is always great to interact with breeders and club reps that are so committed to the health and welfare of their dogs and their breeds.


    This meeting is a mix of breeders (106 parent clubs represented!), vets, and researchers and includes Board members from some of the collaborating organizations who sponsor research, including IPFD Partners and Sponsors: the AKC, the AKC-CHF and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). The OFA sponsored 32 veterinary students to attend the meeting. Our IPFD 2016 Student Kelly Arthur was among the participants!


    The research covered a wide array of key topics - from ticks and infectious disease - epilepsy - latest developments in cancer - to issues of reproduction (see list of speakers and topics, below). What an impressive panel of speakers and internationally renowned researchers.  It was great to see two of our speakers from the 3rd International Dog Health WorkshopJason Stull and Rowena Packer, as well as numerous others who participated in that meeting. It certainly feels like the international community of those committed to dog health, well-being and welfare is going strong!


    IPFD Harmonization logo white Sm.jpgThanks to the many people who stopped by the IPFD table to talk to us about our organization, and especially the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs initiative (and to grab some chocolate to keep their energy up!). Special thanks to CA Sharpe, from our IPFD Collaborating Partner Australian Shepherd Health & Genetics Institute (ASHGI) for helping me out at the table. It was very gratifying for me to hear someone else talking so enthusiastically about our efforts.

    Congrats to AKC-CHF for their continued strength and leadership; for promoting multi-disciplinary interaction; and for an exciting conference.

    View the full article in Brenda's Blog to download her presentation slides and abstract and to view details of the conference program.



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