In This Issue:
News & Highlights
UK Owner Survey - The Kennel Club registered dogs:
Newly published research
News & Highlights
Rottweilers and Juvenile Laryngeale Paralyse und Polyneuropathie (JLPP) - genetics and communication - use of a DNA test in breeding programs - Dr. Prof. Peter Friedrich from VDH explains - beautifully... check out this and more about Rotties on DogWellNet.
The Finnish Association of French Bulldogs' new website debuts - it not only features Fabulous 'Frenchies' but is packed with helpful breed information - quite a bit in English. Thanks to Laura Nissin for letting us know about the new site! Visit Ranskanbulldogit ry!
Two breeds have been added to our Pedigreed Dogs Database:
Latest Blog Entries
"Last 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..." Read More
Kelly Arthur offers her impressions of the recent AKC National Parent Club Conference in her latest blog post.
IPFD CEO Activities & Outreach
IPFD CEO Dr. Brenda Bonnett is participating in a number of events in conjunction with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress in Copenhagen, as well as the Danish Small Animal Veterinary Association (DSAVA).
23 September - Outreach Symposium on Health Breeding, for breeders, the public and vets (presenting two lectures and participating in panel discussion) Outreach Program Overview | Outreach Healthy Breeding Seminar.pdf
27 September: Co-facilitating and delivering one lecture in the DSAVA Healthy Breeding Stream.
In addition to the Outreach Session on Saturday, the DSAVA is presenting our Health Breeding Stream on Wednesday and the WSAVA Hereditary Diseases Stream on Thursday. There is a Brachycelphalic Panel discussion on Tuesday evening as well. It's great to see this international veterinary meeting bringing focus to these important issues.
4 October: Presentation to Breed Health Coordinators in the UK.
Breeding Strategies, Crossbreeding and DNA Tests News
F2 - Kromfohrländer Crossbreedings: Kromfohrländer's cross-breeding project has advanced to the second generation... see more at the Finnish Kennel Club's website (posted in Finnish)! The puppies being raised are described as courageous and brisk.
UK Owner Survey - The Kennel Club registered dogs: Newly published research
The good news...from a total of 43,005 live Kennel Club registered dogs, just under two thirds of live dogs had no reported disorders...
The rest of the story...
"These results will assist the forthcoming Kennel Club Breed Health & Conservation Plans that will identify and prioritise the most pressing welfare concerns and provide advice to breeders/owners on steps that may be taken to minimise the risk of common conditions in particular breeds. Future breed-specific studies are recommended to gather more precise health information across more individual breeds."
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