The Norwegian Kennel Club (NKC) was founded in 1898, and is the largest organisation for dog owners in Norway.
Norwegian Kennel Club Blog at DogWellNet: - under construction -
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Morris Animal Foundation is the largest nonproﬁt foundation in the world dedicated to funding studies to improve and protect the health of companion animals and wildlife.
Since its establishment in 1948, the Foundation has invested $126 million toward more than 2,600 studies that have led to signiﬁcant breakthroughs in disease, toxic exposures and injury diagnostics, treatments and preventions to beneﬁt animals worldwide.
This year has been challenging for all organizations globally. However, IPFD has fared well. We have always been a ‘virtual’-based operation, with all consultants working from home. Building on our 2019 Annual Report: A Growing Voice, this milestones document is meant to update our Partners and Sponsors on our activities in 2020. – Dr. Brenda Bonnett, CEO
(click to download/share as a PDF):
IPFD Milestones December 2020.pdf
Message from the Canadian Kennel Club: “CKC’s membership in the International Partnership for Dogs, and participation in the biennial Dog Health Workshop and the international working group for extremes in conformation has strengthened
IPFD has endorsed the Global Pet Obesity Initiative Position Statement, joining 24 International Veterinary Professional Organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors, British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, World Small Animal Veterinary Association, and others.
Embark is more than a product, or even a company. It is a promise to share the journey of a lifetime with you and your dog. You invite us, via our app and website, into your home to help you understand and care for your dog like never before. We invite you to join us in making new discoveries in dog health, wellness, care, and understanding: via our research questions, regular results updates, blog posts, social media, and events.
Embark is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
Raad van Beheer (The Dutch Kennel Club (DKC)) is the official kennel club of The Netherlands. Founded in 1902, it currently represents around 200 breed clubs with 150,000 members.
Raad van Beheer is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
Canine Medicine and Genetics is a peer-reviewed, open access journal addressing genetic, genomic and epidemiological research in both domestic and wild canids, relating to breed and species diversity, and canine evolution.
A Continuing and Sustainable Development
The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) and DogWellNet.com have come into being following a long history of efforts by many stakeholders to address dog health and well-being. An abbreviated timeline of key developments will highlight the complexity of issues addressed by the IPFD and DogWellNet and will list some of the many supporters and collaborators that have contributed directly or indirectly to this important work.
Development was inaugurated under the patronage of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). The major contributors (in-kind and funding) since 2011 have been, chronologically, the Agria Animal Insurance
Utilising the latest DNA technologies has enabled the VHLGenetics to grow exponentially since 1993.
Our experienced laboratories offer more than 1,000 routine DNA tests for animals, plants and microorganisms. The three locations offer the same DNA services, and the number of DNA tests available is routinely increased by the newest developments in the field.
VHLGenetics is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
Facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of pedigree dogs and all dogs worldwide.
An enduring global collaboration enhancing dog health, well-being and welfare, and human-dog interactions.
Dog health, well-being and welfare and human-dog interactions contribute to the quality of life for both species.
The world is a better place because we share it with dogs.
Dog issues are important around the globe and international sharing and cooperation is needed.
The general goals of the IPFD are to:
Enhance the health, well-being and welfare of dogs and enri
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is the largest nonprofit funder of health research focused solely on dogs. Donations from individual dog lovers, dog clubs, foundations and corporations are invested in a diverse portfolio of innovative canine health research grants that aim to find better treatments, more accurate diagnoses, and an improved understanding of the mechanism that cause disease in dogs.
The Canine Health Foundation is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
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.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is an association of associations. Its membership is made up of veterinary organisations from all over the world, which are concerned with companion animals.
The Hereditary Diseases Committee of the WSAVA is collaborating on the IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs initiative.
The Genomia laboratory is a private accredited genetic laboratory in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Genomia is engaged in genetic testing of humans, animals and pathogens. In humans, we are testing relationships between relatives – paternity and genealogy. For animals, we offer more than 150 tests for hereditary diseases, sex determination, parenthood determination and tests for coat appearance and colour. Genomia offers services to customers all over the world. Genomia cooperates with breeders from more than 38 countries on four continents.
Genomia is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
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.
Agria is one of the world’s leading animal insurers, specialising in small animal and equine insurance. Founded in Sweden over 120 years ago, Agria came to the UK in 2009 and is now a prominent feature of the UK pet insurance industry. In the UK, Agria insures cats, dogs and rabbits.
IPFD is a truly "people driven" service organization. Our structure and resources (a modest budget and small group of consultants, volunteers, and Board Members) facilitate the activities of our stakeholders to achieve our individual and collective priorities for the health and welfare of dogs. As a growing, independent voice within the global dog community, we aim to provide the best possible information and advice to assist our stakeholders in making optimal decisions for their members, customers, and breed(s) of interest. IPFD provides and supports a ‘big picture’, balanced, transparent and integrated approach to the complex challenges for dogs and the people who care about them.
Suomen Kennelliitto (Finnish Kennel Club, in English) - Established in 1889, the Finnish Kennel Club is a nationwide expert organisation on canine matters. Its aim is to promote the breeding of pedigree dogs, support diverse dog-related activities and improve dog-keeping standards in Finland. FKC disseminates expert information and serves as a comprehensive lobbying organisation for Finnish and international dog activities.
FKC Database: KoiraNet-jalostustietojärjestelmä: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/
Mars Veterinary is a business unit of Mars Petcare, the world’s largest pet care provider. Their mission is to facilitate responsible pet care by enhancing the well-being and relationship between pets, pet owners, breeders, shelters and veterinarians through valuable insights into pets as individuals.
Mars Veterinary is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
Balanced, well constructed medium sized dog of Spitz type with prick ears and coat in varied colours. Length of coat should be such as still to reveal the body proportions. With medium bone.Balanced, well constructed medium sized dog of Spitz type with prick ears and coat in varied colours. Length of coat should be such as still to reveal the body proportions. With medium bone. Self-assured, calm, even tempered with high resistance against any provocation.
NOTE: LANDSEER ECT is not the same breed of dog as the black and white 'Landseer' Newfoundland
Newfoundland - Landseer History
Newfoundland, Landseer or both? Actually, there are 3 versions: The American Newfoundland Landseer, the European Newfoundland Landseer and the European Landseer ECT.
The USA (AKC) recognizes both European and American Newfoundland Landseers but does not recognize the 3rd version, the Landseer ECT, as a version of the Newfoundland or even as a breed.
The Newfoundland Club of America addresses the question: "What is an ECT?
ECT stands for "European Continental Type". ECT's or Landseer ECT's as they are sometimes called, re