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.
~ Agria Animal Insurance ~
Agria Djurförsäkring (Agria Animal Insurance) is one of the world's leading animal insurers specialising in small animal and equine insurance. The company dominates Scandinavian pet insurance and has recognised the importance of working closely with the veterinary profession since insuring the first horse in 1890.
Agria Djurförsäkring is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
Agria Blog at DogWellNet: - under construction -
.Brief Bio: Agria partners with IPFD through the Agria SKK Research Fund (the Formal Patron of IPFD). Note: The site is displayed in Swedish by default, but your browser (Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) should be able to translate the text to English by right-clicking on the page and selecting the translation option from the menu. Firefox users can find a handy translation add-on available here.
Agria partners with IPFD through the Agria SKK Research Fund (the Formal Patron of IPFD). Note: The site is displayed in Swedish by default, but your browser (Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) should be able to translate the text to English by right-clicking on the page and selecting the translation option from the menu. Firefox users can find a handy translation add-on available here.
Collaborations with other animal organizations have helped Agria remain at the forefront of animal health development and building upon these relationships will remain a major focus for Agria and its future growth. Agria also maintains a close relationship with the veterinary profession and breeders in all its markets - Sweden, the UK, Norway and Denmark. These important relationships provide the platform on which to develop products and services to satisfy the changing needs of pet owners and the many organizations that support them.
1890: Skandinaviska Kreatursförsäkringsbolaget SKFB was founded and the first horse was insured
1924: First dog insured
1970: Jordbrukets Försäkringsbolag, JFB, was created by integration of SKFB and Östergötlands Kreatursförsäkringsbolag.
1972: The first cat insured
1977: First parrot insured
1992: Agria becomes a 100 % subsidiary company of LFAB and the Länsförsäkrings group as specialists in animal and crop insurance.
1999: Agria receives the Swedish Quality Award for the first time
2003: Agria receives the Swedish Quality Award for the second time
2005: Agria starts own operations in Norway
2006: Agria Finalist for the EFQM Excellence Award
2007 to Present: Agria acquires PetPartners (UK)... now Agria Pet Insurance in the UK Sweden, UK, Norway and Denmark.
Designation:For Profit Company, Foundation / Funding
Agria Animal Insurance is a for profit company with a long history of supporting research, educational and other activities through the Agria-Swedish Kennel Club Research Fund. Sponsorship for the IPFD is from this fund.
Research and Publications:
In 2020, 59 applications were received by the fund. Thirteen new projects have been granted grants. In addition to these, the fund contributes to a number of longer development projects in veterinary medicine, such as a doctoral project on knee diseases in dogs, dogs' weight and impact on health and disease, breed profiles and a project that looks at treatment levels in different conditions. The fund has also set aside funds to investigate the number of dogs and cats in Sweden, digital conferences and support for a position as senior professor at SLU and more. Learn more
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.