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Addressing the big picture for dog health and welfare
Key Stakeholders: Kennel and Breed Clubs, Breeders; Legislators and Regulators; The Public/Consumers; Veterinarians and the Veterinary Profession; Resear
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
The OFA was a Founding Partner of the International Partnership for Dogs and an Initiating Partner for the HGTD Initiative.
See OFA's About Us page at: https://www.ofa.org/about
The OFA is a participant in the IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
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 -
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.
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.
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
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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
ANTAGENE develops, produces and markets DNA tests for parentage certification and disease prevention in dogs and cats. The company is based near Lyon (France) and has a staff of 18 people. ANTAGENE offers more than 100 DNA tests in some 50 countries around the world. ANTAGENE solutions have been used by more than 80,000 breeders and veterinarians the world over.
ANTAGENE was an initiating sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
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/
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) is an online database, freely available to anyone in the world, created and curated in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, within the University of Sydney, by Emeritus Professor Frank Nicholas, assisted by local and international colleagues.
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.
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Responsibility – the big picture for dog health and welfare.
Who: Kennel and Breed Clubs, Breeders; Legislators and Regulators; The Public/Consumers; Veterinarians and the Veterinary Prof
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.
Non-profit, registered in Sweden
Independent, international, multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary
Facilitates collaboration and sharing of information and bringing the dog world together for action to enhance dog health, well-being, and welfare.
Our Partners and Collaborators are organizations that share our interest in dog health, well-being, and welfare. Our Founding Partners were national kennel clubs, international cynological organizations, and from pet industries; our collaborating partners include groups from academic institutions, breed specific interests, educational and professional organizations (include both for profit and non-profi
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.
Vetstream Ltd (www.vetlexicon.com/) 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.
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.
Our mission is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of your pet with fully personalised, breed-specific care. Orivet was founded on the premise that each and every pet is unique, with its own set of specific traits, behaviours, genetic health needs and inherent risks. We work with pet owners, breeders and vets to provide completely personalised products and services that treat and care for pets as the unique individuals they are, taking into account each pet’s genetic makeup, age, sex and lifestyle.
Through this we aim to encourage the development of a deep, genuine and lasting bond between pets and their owners.
Orivet is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonizatio
Wisdom Panel (formerly Mars Veterinary/Wisdom Health) became a part of Kinship, a division 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.
Wisdom Panel is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
GTP listing: HGTD: https://dogwellnet.com/ctp/labs/81-wisdom-panel/
The Black Russian Terrier Club of America (BRTCA) is the AKC Parent Club for the Black Russian Terrier. BRTCA's mission is to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at conformation shows, companion events and performance trials.
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.
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.