The International Partnership for Dogs
The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) is a non-profit organization leading a global, multi-stakeholder effort to enhance dog health, well-being, and welfare.
~ World Association For DALmatians (WAFDAL) ~
WAFDAL was established in 1993, its members are national dalmatian clubs as well as private persons. Its purpose is to coordinate and facilitate breeding of dalmatians at international level.
.Brief Bio: World Association For DALmatians (WAFDAL) is the only international dalmatian breeding club
WAFDAL’s mission is to preserve the breed and to improve its overall health. We would like to bring together people who are interested in breeding and maintaining the Dalmatian breed and enable a lively exchange of experiences. The main focus is on collecting health data, coordinating and supporting health projects, evaluating the importance of several genetic risks, sharing information on diseases and genetic health based on scientific knowledge, but also organising meetings, dog shows, and other events.
Learn more here: WAFDAL History
Research and Publications:
DogWellNet.com is the online platform for IPFD and is a curated information hub as well as housing resources to support actions by IPFD and its Partners and Collaborators.
International Dog Health Workshops
The IPFD's signature events, the IDHWs bring together decision makers from professional, regulatory, national and regional, welfare and other organisations that are stakeholders in dog health, well-being and welfare and human-dog interactions under the tagline 'From Information and Collaboration to Action'.
Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Database
The HGTD Database catalogs information provided voluntarily from genetic test providers (GTPs) including information on their company and services, quality measures and expertise, tests offered and more. We are continually engaging more GTP participants. IPFD has collated and assembled existing and new resources for genetic counselling and education; and provided the foundation for further developments.
As of March 2023, our Pedigree Dogs Database lists 183 breeds: information includes breed standards, population data, club newsletters, breed databases, videos and much, much more. Sections on Native Breeds and Additional Resources including Agria Breed Profiles, Globally Relevant Integrated Health Profile (GRIHP) articles which describe the Big Picture of health on (all) conditions that are of interest within a breed GRIHP and associated IPFD WSAVA Meet the Breed articles are available. Many thanks to breed experts and clubs for sharing information on their breed with the DogWellNet.com Community.