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  2. With the 5-generation pedigree, we have reached the limits of printed genealogical documents. The future of purebred dog selection will be digital! The Société Centrale Canine has followed the good example of other Kennel clubs (The Kennel Club with Mate Select, Swedish Kennel Club with Avelsdata and Finnish Kennel Club with Koiranet) and developed a new decision support tool for breeders: LOF Select.
  3. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology (2018) O'Neill, D G and Baral, L and Church, D B and Brodbelt, D C and Packer, R M A (2018) Demography and disorders of the French Bulldog population under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2013. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 5 (3).
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  5. Here's an update following the launch of the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) and a look ahead at the next steps of this landmark initiative:
  6. The Dog Breeding Reform Group's aims are ... "To promote humane behaviour towards animals by providing and supporting initiatives to improve dog welfare related to: a) genetic and breed related health, breeding, rearing and selling practices; and b) to inform the general public about irresponsible dog breeding in order to make them aware of the potential impact on their dogs' health and welfare" Here we are sharing some links to helpful DBRG publications and resources...
  7. News about the BSI from The Finnish Kennel Club Further information ... 5.6.2018 -- https://www.kennelliitto.fi/uutiset/yhteensa-41-koirarotua-erityistarkkailussa-koiranayttelyissa English version: https://www.kennelliitto.fi/en/news/41-breeds-in-total-under-observation-at-dog-shows English translation below... Many thanks for the translation goes to Liisa Suoninen, Head of Communications, Suomen Kennelliitto – Finska Kennelklubben ry
  8. Ann Milligan

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  9. Thank you Barbara! I just started reading the book and I love it! I'm particularly interested in discussion of how we got to where we are now in my breed and exploring strategies for taking the breed forward. Maybe these are not new ideas in the realm of livestock management - but surely purebred dog breeders and clubs can take away some thoughts and practical lessons for breeds of dogs - many that if not now soon will suffer from a lack of diversity - due to closed studbooks. I noticed the page on the left... interesting. What fascinates me is the exchange of 'blood' is so very limited; and it seems there are 'tiers' even in purebred dog breeds - working dogs are bred to working/field dogs; top show winners to their like, and then we have the marketplace, where at least in my 'popular' breed there are a great many dogs producing offspring that are not kept or managed by dog club members. It's like I'm looking at 3 different breeds! Cooperation among breeders of purebred dogs certainly has its challenges!!!
  10. Barbara Thiel graciously provided DWN's community with a book review - a great read for breed managers and breeders. "Managing Breeds for a Secure Future: Strategies for Breeders and Breed Associations" by D. Phillip Sponenberg, Jeannette Beranger and Alison Martin Originally published in 2007, Second Edition 2017
  11. Table of Contents: News & Highlights Viewing DogWellNet.com in Other Languages Helpful Hint Stay Informed!
  12. Anne-Marie Class graciously agreed to share her Presentation, It is all about balance-Thoughts about the notion of Standards, with the DogWellNet community. The presentation addresses the definition of a standard and how judges, exhibitors and breeders approach the framework offered in breed standards to ensure a good future for evolving breeds. "If the standard is the description of THE perfect animal, does it really exist?"
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  14. SWEDEN Collaboration and problem solving -- brachycephalic breeds... thanks goes to the SKK for their continued work to address health and welfare issues in dog breeds. Here you will find information pertaining to management of brachycephalic dog breeds - discussion and actions - by representatives from Swedish Veterinary Association, the Swedish Board of Agriculture, the County Administrative Board, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and SKK. Many thanks go to SKK's Linda Andersson for sharing this write-up with the DogWellNet community.
  15. FECAVA is the platform for the promotion of professional development and the representation of companion animal veterinarians in Europe. FECAVA strives to improve the veterinary care of pets, to highlight the human-animal bond and the ‘One Health’ concept. It does this through professional development and liaisons with relevant organisations and stakeholders and by facilitating the interaction between European companion animal veterinarians.
  16. Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) - YouTube A tool to help dog owners, breeders and veterinarians...the HGTD is an online searchable database providing information on genetic tests available for dog breeds, information on the tests themselves and quality control measures used by genetic test providers participating in the HGTD. HGTD playlist
  17. Dave St. Louis

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  20. 3rd Dog Health Workshop Paris, April of 2017... Theme: Behaviour and Welfare Working Groups: were struck across all the themes in order to increase the likelihood of achieving the desired outcomes. Their goal was to collect and collate information; connect relevant stakeholders; and to outline key issues, goals and challenges to be addressed at the Workshop. Behaviour and Welfare Group's Focus: How can we better integrate concepts of welfare, behaviour and health in breeding and raising dogs? Focus on early life / socialization. Task: create a message that would be sent to kennel clubs to market a positive educational message for the public on reasons to achieve/purchase/sell/breed a well socialized dog. Priorities to be modeled in the sub-group's message were: behavior is part of welfare good behavior and health start in utero socialization shortly thereafter need to develop positive and marketing messages for different audiences short, specific, positive messages following a model of 5 freedoms Restrictions: Message to remain short, global (1 size fitting all) with more information available on the DogWellNet website (presented with consideration of the ID of the reader (breeder, owner, vet, kennel club). - Work Product - Socialization Posters - 5" x 7" PDF versions are now available in English and French. It is intended that other country's Kennel/Breed Clubs would translate this poster to their language, if desired. A PowerPoint Template file is available on request. Contact us to obtain the Puppy Socialization Poster PowerPoint Template. We would be very pleased to share this poster in your language with the DWN Community!
  21. Dave St. Louis


    Vetstream Ltd (www.vetstream.net) offers TLC for veterinary practices so they can provide TLC for their clients and their companion and production animals. Vetstream is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  22. This work highlights both important areas of concern for individual dogs and breeds, as well as a need to engage a wider range of stakeholders to address health and welfare in all dogs. While continuing to engage and encourage best practices across kennel clubs, globally, we must also work with those who, in addition to cynological organizations, can work for sustainable wellness in all dogs.
  23. National Kennel Clubs are major stakeholders in the governance and regulation of dog breeding. As such, they have been the targets of major criticism related to dog health issues. It is therefore interesting to investigate to what extent health and welfare is a priority for kennel clubs (KCs), and what are the capacities and actions implemented to deal with those issues. A survey was sent in 2017 to 40 KCs with 15 answers received from 11 European (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK) and 4 non-European countries (Australia, Mexico, Uruguay, and the USA) aimed at describing and comparing information across countries in dog breed health management (Wang et al. 2018). First, in order to determine the population of dogs under the responsibility of KC, the percentages of all dogs being registered as ‘pedigree’ dogs were estimated considering the 15 surveyed KCs, as well 35 other countries, using sources such as the FCI online statistics. Across countries, the average and median percentage of the entire dog population that were registered pedigree dogs, respectively was 20% and 14%. However, there was a large variation across countries, with European Nordic countries showing, in general, a larger proportion of pedigree dogs (see Figure 1). This aspect is of importance, since it is expected that the responsibility toward general dog health, as well as the capacity to improve the situation, relates to the proportion of dogs that are at least to some extent under the influence of the KCs. When asked about the current challenges, KCs ranked exaggerated morphological features and inherited disorders as the most important issues, showing those two problems are now clearly identified as priorities (Figure 2). By contrast, issues such as economic constraints to breeding were rarely viewed as problematic for dog breeding. Kennel clubs also commented on challenges related to the difficulty to find balance between increased regulation and the risk of losing members; to achieve consensus and compliance of breeders and clubs toward breed health strategies; as well as lack of capacity regarding information provision and education. Surveyed countries showed great diversity in terms of information management, implementation of breeding strategies, recommendations, requirement, restriction and tools. Most KCs indicated that information on genealogies, breed standards and dog shows were recorded in their data base for most, if not all breeds; however, health information (e.g. screening examinations, genetic tests) was more sparsely recorded and provided to the public, both for breeds within countries and across countries (Figure 3). For instance, KCs from Austria, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, the UK and the USA provided health information status on pedigrees and in online data bases, but in general, not all breeds were covered. When considering implementation of breeding strategies, six countries indicated that there were no breeding strategies implemented by any breed clubs, while in three countries (Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands) it was reported that each breed club had its breeding strategy. Several countries indicated that they were planning to develop breeding tools and provide health information to users, and for instance, France and Belgium reported having ongoing work to develop tools to provide online pedigree with health information or estimate breeding values for complex disorders such as hip dysplasia. Although limited by the relatively low number of countries considered, this survey showed that despite large differences in their approach to breeding policies and management, the awareness to improve breeding and health of pedigree dogs was strong among the surveyed Kennel Clubs. The dog breeding world is increasingly global in scope. The understanding of both the diversity of health initiatives and the potential for coordinated actions internationally is key to further efforts to promote dog health and welfare. There is probably still a lot of progress to be made in term of information provision and collection, as well as planning breeding strategies considering dog health. In particular, finding a consensus in terms of constraints and priorities for breeding, is expected to be particularly challenging for Kennel Clubs and breed clubs in order to implement those strategies. Although the situations differ across countries, exchanges of experiences may surely help to find the most adequate solutions toward improvement of health and welfare. Reference: Wang, S., Laloë, D., Missant, F. M., Malm, S., Lewis, T., Verrier, E., ... & Leroy, G. (2018). Breeding policies and management of pedigree dogs in 15 national kennel clubs. The Veterinary Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.02.018
  24. Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi

    Getting Started with Genetic Testing

    This introduction to genetic testing can tell you more about the different types of testing that are available, and guidance on what resources can help you find, choose, and use, the right tests for your dog.
  25. Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi

    Choosing a Genetic Test Provider

    Choosing a genetic test provider can be daunting. This short article helps you to consider what is important to you, and your dogs, in finding the right test provider for you.
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