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 French Kennel Club - SOCIÉTÉ CENTRALE CANINE (SCC) - was founded in 1881 as a non-profit organization by dog fanciers aiming to replenish native dog breeds and to bring in and establish foreign ones as well. The Société Centrale Canine became soon the reference canine organization, being recognized as a public interest organization by decree of the Council of State in April 1914. The SCC is proud to be one of the founders of the FCI in 1911, together with the Kennel Clubs from Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Follow this link for the French Kennel Club Blog at DogWellNet
"ASHGI is dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge of genetics in the Australian Shepherd, and the inherited diseases from which it sometimes suffers. We envision serving all Aussies, no matter what their purpose, the goals of their owners, or where they live. ASHGI will work both independently and in cooperation with researchers, breed clubs, canine health organizations and foundations that provide grant funds for canine genetics research."
We're Genoscoper - the specialists in canine genetics and animal DNA testing. We offer solutions to help you make informed decisions about pet care and breeding, through comprehensive testing services and improved DNA diagnostics, with the most advanced BioIT.
Genoscoper is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
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 -
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
The VDH - Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (German Kennel Club in English) is the foremost organisation representing the interests of dog owners throughout Germany – the first address to find out everything there is to know on the subject of life with dogs, on dog sports and on dog breeding. As an umbrella organisation for its 175 member clubs, the VDH today represents more than 650,000 members.
Registration Statistics: https://www.vdh.de/ueber-den-vdh/welpenstatistik/
An overview of the VDH (in German) can be found here.
"The VDH is the leading advocacy of all dog owners in Germany - the primary authority on life with d
The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Canada and currently recognizes 175 breeds. As a non-profit organization, the CKC is dedicated to encouraging, guiding, and advancing the interests of purebred dogs and their responsible owners and breeders in Canada and promoting the knowledge and understanding of the benefits which dogs can bring to Canadian society.
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.
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.
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.
The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) at the University of California, Davis provides dog DNA testing services, including forensic genetic analyses, to a world-wide clientele. Validation and standardization of genetic tests across laboratories are areas in which the VGL has been engaged in for many years, primarily via workshops supported by the International Society for Animal Genetics.
The VGL 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
(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
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.