The Dog Breeding Reform Group (DBRG) is an organisation dedicated to improving the health and welfare of dogs through responsible breeding. It was founded in 2013 and became a Charitable Trust in 2015. Members of the DBRG include veterinary specialists, dog welfare and law experts, breeders and dog owners.
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.
The DKC is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
See the September 2016 IPFD Presentation to the Kennel Club's Breed Health Coordinators 2.45 MB · 0 downloads
IPFD_Presentation to KC BHCs Sept 2016_post meeting notes_for DWN-web.pdf
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The Norwegian Kennel Club (NKC) was founded in 1898, and is the largest organisation for dog owners in Norway.
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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.
Reception within the Dog Community
IPFD and DogWellNet.com are being received enthusiastically by the dog community (see examples of media coverage in our IPFD News section), and we are frequently used as a resource and our CEO and other IPFD contributors are approached by partner organizations for veterinary meetings, educational events for breeders and judges, and government and regulatory groups to share international perspectives on tough issues.
Recent examples include:
Outreach Seminar on Healthy Breeding - 42nd World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress and 23rd FECAVA Eurocongress
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.
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
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.
The Irish Kennel Club promotes the responsible ownership and breeding of dogs throughout Ireland through education, registration, training and support schemes and events.
Irish Kennel Club Blog at DogWellNet: - under construction -
The SKK - Svenka Kennelklubben (Swedish Kennel Club, in English), is Sweden's largest organisation dedicated to dogs and dog owners. We represent the interests of our 300,000 members – first time dog owners, experienced breeders, hunters, dog lovers, puppy buyers, exhibitors, agility competitors and many more.
Follow this link for the SKK Blog at DogWellNet
Follow this link for more information on the Swedish Kennel Club including our organizational structure, code of ethics, and more.
At Paw Print Genetics, our geneticists and veterinarians are committed to provide you and your dog unparalleled service with our large menu of tests, online account management and the highest accuracy in the industry.
Paw Print Genetics is a proud sponsor of IPFD's
Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs initiative.
IPFD is truly a "people driven" service organization. We allocate the bulk of our financial resources to maintain a small but dedicated team of consultants to manage our modest resources and facilitate the activities of our stakeholders, with the aim of achieving our collective goals.
Your generous donation to support IPFD and its programs helps ensure our long-term sustainability and supports ongoing efforts to create an enduring global collaboration that enhances the health, well-being, and welfare of all dogs worldwide.
By supporting the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs initiative you can help us impro
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.
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.
Neogen Genomics operations deliver innovative, affordable DNA testing for the discovery and commercial application of genomic advances that enhance the safety and abundance of life.
Neogen Genomics is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
Sentinel Biomedical is a pioneering comparative health company committed to research and scientific innovation. The company’s primary focus is investigating canine cancers and identifying biological changes and environmental influences that may be shared with human cancers, making canines true watchdogs in the area of human health.
Sentinel Biomedical is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
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.
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.
Finnish Kennel Club Blog at DogWellNet: - under construction -
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.
The Kennel Club is the largest organization in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare and training. Its objective is to ensure that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners.
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Kennel Club Blog at DogWellNet: - under construction -
The European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS) is a non for profit organization registered in Luxemburg dedicated to the advancement of veterinary medicine for companion animals. ESAVS was founded in 1991 as a project in the frame of the European Union‘s COMETT II and LEONARDO DA VINCI programs. It is affiliated with the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication at the University of Luxembourg.
CAG GmbH makes it easy to secure the genetic health of your four-legged friends. We provide the tools you need: a comprehensive offering of genetic tests, quick turn-around in the in-house accredited laboratory, and personal counseling to help you understand what the results really mean for you and your animal. With state-of-the-art technology, a robust R&D program, and dedicated specialists in animal genetics, CAG works with you to ensure the health and happiness of your best friend.
CAG GmbH is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
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His nature is similar to that of the Schnauzer and is determined by the temperament and the behaviour of a small dog. Intelligence, fearlessness, endurance and alertness make the Miniature Schnauzer an agreeable house dog as well as a watch and companion dog which can be kept even in a small apartment without problems.
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