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.
~ The Finnish Kennel Club ~
- to promote the breeding of healthy and good-natured registered pedigree dogs
- to promote the well-being of dogs and the prerequisites of good dog keeping in the Finnish society
- to cherish the traditions of Finnish canine breeding especially for Finnish breeds and
- to work diversely for the promotion of activities related to dogs.
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/
.Brief Bio: 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.
Our goal is:
Read more about Suomen Kennelliitto's goal and guiding values here
FKC has two subsidiaries: Showlink Oy and Kustannus Oy Koiramme. Showlink Oy consists of a unit located in the centre of Espoo that focuses on dog show services and sales, as well as a Leppävirta-based unit, which is responsible for the Finnish Kennel Club's telephone counselling and data storage services. The primary function of the Kustannus Oy Koiramme publishing company is to publish and produce Koiramme, the FKC membership magazine. The magazine's office is located in Turenki and it has more than 380,000 readers.
Designation:National Kennel Club/ non-profit
The decision-making power of the Finnish Kennel Club is vested in its General Assembly and Council. Administration is handled by the Board. The General Assembly wields the highest decision-making power in the Finnish Kennel Club. It convenes every third year in March. Two members from each kennel district and one member from each breed association are elected to the Council. In addition, the General Assembly elects 12 members to serve on the Council. The Council elects a Chair for the Board for a term of two years as well as nine members for terms of three years.
The Finnish Kennel Club office employs 40 people. Kustannus Oy Koiramme employs three people, and Showlink Oy has 15 employees.
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.