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    Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Resource Goes Live!



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    IPFD Annual Report 2017: Building for the FutureIPFD Annual Report 2017 cover small.png

    In its third full year of operation, the IPFD, its Partners, Sponsors, and Collaborators truly led by example to advance our mission to enhance dog health, well-being, and welfare. Our activities and achievements are summarized in the IPFD Annual Report for 2017.

    Please be sure to share this document with your friends and colleagues to show the important work being done by the IPFD and its supporters.


    View the 2017 Annual Report








    Breed of the Month

    This Month's Breed is the Irish Wolfhound irish-wolfhound-800x800-fci160.png

    Irish_wolfhound-graphic.jpgCheck out the resources shared by the IW community! The good folks from the Irish Wolfhound Health Group share their quarterly Newsletters with DWN - the latest issue, published in April of 2018, is packed with health and welfare resources, updates on IW research and pointers to the IWHG's updated  publication, Breed Guide, A guide to help you care for your Irish Wolfhound.

    iwdb-logo.pngSee info and visit The Irish Wolfhound Database (IWDB)!

    iweiwclogo.thumb.pngSee educational and health related resources info from E.I.W.C.  - The Federation of European Irish Wolfhound Clubs.
















    Hold the Date: 4th International Dog Health Workshop


    Co-hosted by The Kennel Club and IPFD

    Latest Details Here

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    Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Resource Goes Live!



    harmonization-of-genetic-testing-for-dogs-2-12-2018.pngWe're excited to announce the launch of Phase 1 of the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) initiative, a free online resource designed to support owners, breeders, veterinarians, and dog health and welfare specialists in the appropriate selection and use of DNA testing in dogs.

    The HGTD Database includes an initial group of 18 Genetic Test Providers (GTPs), and we're working to expand our roster of GTPs in the near future. Follow the links below for more details:


    How to use the HGTD resources:

    The HGTD is comprised of two major components: the Quality Testing Database and Genetic Counselling resources. We've prepared an article to help you get started using the HGTD resources, which includes instructions and helpful tips on the following:

    • How to use the HGTD
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    • Searching by breed
    • What if I'm after breed specific information?
    • Searching by test/disease
    • Search by labs/test providers



    We wish to thank our HGTD Leadership Sponsors for their support: 


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