Research can be loosely described as the collection of information about a particular subject. More often it is used to denote designed investigations of, say, health or disease. However, investigations, studies and surveys occur across a spectrum of, e.g., topics and approaches, scope and rigour, and the results must be understood within the context and quality of the work. We have come to realize that an Evidence-Based approach is what is needed, i.e., available information / reports are appropriately evaluated and the results are interpreted and applied with consideration of the strength of the evidence provided and in light of a baseline of knowledge and experience. We will add sub-categories (see below) for example, 1) Clinical Trials, 2) Breed, 3) Disease as we go.
In this section we link to ongoing research projects of interest and relevance to dog breeding. These may relate to specific conditions, e.g. inherited conditions, or which focus on innovative approaches or population studies. In addition, we will link to research institutes and profile partnerships between researchers and breed clubs. Eventually, we hope to describe models of research partnerships and help connect dog breeders and researchers.
The Dobermann breed requires a medium sized, powerful, muscular dog. Despite his substance he shall be elegant and noble, which will be evident in his body line. He must be exceptionally suitable as a companion, protection and working dog and also as a family dog.
Bernese Mountain Dogs were originally found in the valleys of the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland and were used as general multi purpose farm dogs. They were draught dogs pulling cart loaded with produce to market, items such as basket ware, cheese, or milk to the local dairy. The carts were also decorated for village festivals and celebrations which still puts the dogs as centre of attention today. They were also employed in helping to herd sheep and cattle to and from the mountain pastures. All Bernese carry the traditional Swiss colouring of black and tan with white markings.