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IPFD, Agria & Scandinavian KCs: Education & Cooperation - February 2016

    IPFD CEO Dr. Brenda Bonnett is presenting information on breed-specific statistics and strategies in cooperation with Agria Pet Insurance, Sweden. Keep reading for dates and other details.






    IPFD Partners:

    Agria-SKK Research Fund

    Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish Kennel Clubs


    About Dr. Bonnett:

    Dr. Bonnett has a 20 year history of collaboration with Agria Animal Insurance in Sweden and in partnership with national kennel clubs and universities.  (See more in our Board Biographies.)



    About the material:

    • The Agria Dog Breed Profiles and Updates have been used extensively for, e.g. Swedish Breed-Specific Breeding Strategies and the Breed Specific Instructions program.
    • IPFD is extremely pleased to be part of ongoing efforts at communication, collaboration, education and action – engaging stakeholders from dog owners, breeders, breed clubs and their health committees, national kennel clubs, veterinarians, researchers and more. 
    • The national kennel clubs of Finland, Sweden and Norway are very active in education about dogs, health and breeding.
    • There is great collaboration/sharing among the Nordic Kennel Clubs (NKU, docs).


    This is what it is all about – working together to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of dogs – globally.




    Vantaa, Finland: Koira Expo, 6-7 February, 2016

    Translated description is posted below. View the original text and more information on the Finnish Kennel Club here (in Finnish).


    Kennel Club hosts KoiraExpo at the Rantasipi Airport Congress Center in Vantaa, February 6-7, 2016. The annual KoiraExpo features training and lecture events. The weekend program has been published, and it contains a diverse selection of interesting lectures. This year, the program is designed specifically for new committee members, but the event is open to all members of the Kennel Club. The youth theme for 2016 is also reflected in KoiraExpo program, where the theme of the lectures is approached from the perspective of youth.




    Oslo, Norway: 22 February, 2016

    Translated article is posted below. View the original Agria article here (in Norwegian).


    Agria invitation for free evening seminar

    Breed-Specific Statistics: What can insurance statistics tell us?


    In collaboration with NKK, Agria invites you to a free evening seminar.


    Dr. Brenda Bonnett, CEO of the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) and researcher for Agria, comes to speak about her research on insurance statistics.


    Dr. Bonnett’s lecture will cover the following points:

    • Trends and developments in regard to health challenges in dogs
    • Possibilities and limitations in the use of insurance statistics in RAS work and breeding planning
    • Optimal use of statistics
    • International issues and efforts


    The seminar is suitable for everyone who works with Dog Breeding: RAS administrators and Breeding Committee, governs the breed clubs, breeders and veterinarians (also students). The lecture will be in English.


    When: February 22, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (includes a break with snacks). This is the Monday after NKK show in Bø, so travel may be combined.

    Where: Community Auditorium at veterinary school (Adamstua, Oslo)

    Registration is via email to on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited.




    Upplands Väsby, Sweden: Brachycephalic Conference, 27 February, 2016

    Translated information is posted below. View the original information here (in Swedish).


    Brachycephalic dogs that are sound and healthy, it is a fiction or are they? How can we use the greater theoretical knowledge in practice? On February 27, 2016 the Swedish Kennel Club hosts a conference for breeders and breed clubs.


    Time: Saturday, February 27, 2016


    Place: Scandic Infra City, Upplands Väsby


    Goal: The conference will lead to common values on how the increased awareness of brachycephalia should be used (in the ring and in the breeding) to secure the soundness of preserved breed characteristics.


    Affected breeds: brachycephalic breeds mentioned in the SRD (e.g., Pug, French Bulldog, English Bulldog, Boston Terrier).


    Intended for: Breeders and breed club representatives of the relevant breeds.


    Conference Content: Presentation of the current situation regarding issues in brachycephalics. We see few positive effects of the increasing knowledge and its application in shows and breeding. Shed light and clarify the breed-specific differences based on available knowledge. Experience and dialogue between the breeder/outside judges and veterinary and international expertise.


    Lecturers: Dr. Gerhard Oechtering, a professor at Leipzig University, Dr. David Sargan, Cambridge, University; Dr. Brenda Bonnett, IPFD; Penny Rankine-Parsons, president of the French Bulldog Club of England; Dr. Göran Bodegård and Dr. Åke Hedhammar, Sweden, and others. The lectures will partially take place in English.


    Conference Manager: Karin Drotz, SKK Department of breeding and health.

    Contact SKC: Nina Berggren, SKC Education Department.

    Participation fee: The participation fee is 400. The fee includes refreshments (morning and afternoon) and lunch. You will be billed in arrears.


    Do you need to book accommodation? Contact the hotel by telephone: 08-517344 00th

    Participants: About 100 people. Since the number is limited, places will be allocated so that all breeds are represented.

    Registration: Via the registration form no later than 22 January 2016. Thereafter, intention to participate is to be submitted as soon as possible. Registration is required.

    Conference times: Start: 9 a.m.; Estimated finish at approx. 5:30 p.m.






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