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.
~ IPFD International Dog Health Workshops: At A Glance ~
The 1st International Dog Health Workshop (IDHW) was organized by the Swedish Kennel Club (SKK) and held in June 2012 in Stockholm. The 2nd IDHW was co-hosted by IPFD and the German Kennel Club (VDH) and held in Dortmund, Germany in February 2015. The 3rd IDHW was co-hosted by IPFD and French Kennel Club (SCC) in Paris in Spring 2017. The 4th IDHW was co-hosted by the Kennel Club in Windsor, UK in 2019. IPFD is responsible for the International Dog Health Workshops and partners with other organizations who manage meeting logistics.
Click the links below to view resources from each IDHW:
2012: 1st International Dog Health Workshop, hosted by the Swedish Kennel Club, Stockholm, Sweden
2015: 2nd International Dog Health Workshop, co-hosted by the German Kennel Club (VDH), in Dortmund, Germany
2017: 3rd International Dog Health Workshop, co-hosted by the French Kennel Club (SCC), Paris, France
2019: 4th International Dog Health Workshop, co-hosted by the Kennel Club, Windsor, UK
The Covid pandemic - lead to IPFD's decision to host Virtual Meetings in 2022 and 2023.
Virtual International Dog Health Meeting 1 - Theme: Standardizing Genetic Testing
Virtual International Dog Health Meeting 1 - Pre-meeting resources Virtual International Dog Health Meeting 1 - Post-meeting resources
The aim of the meeting is to discuss and share relevant information around these challenges, and others, relevant to standardizing genetic reports.
Virtual International Dog Health Meeting 2 - Theme: Genetic Diversity
Virtual International Dog Health Meeting 2 - Pre-meeting resources Virtual International Dog Health Meeting 2 - Post-meeting resources
The focus of this free webinar is on genetic diversity (primarily from a genetic tests/tools view), and discussions will aim to identify genetic diversity tools and resources, and discuss priorities and actions for the benefit of dogs.
Virtual International Dog Health Meeting 3 - Theme: Parentage Profiling for Kennel Clubs
Virtual International Dog Health Meeting 3 - Pre-Meeting Resources Virtual International Dog Health Meeting 3 - Post-Meeting Resources
The aim for this meeting is to provide information and support to Kennel Clubs at all stages of integrating genetic parentage profiling and other genetic testing into registration systems or health plans, or those who are considering this for their club in the future.
Stay tuned for announcements on the upcoming IPFD Virtual Meetings!
Stay tuned for announcements on the 5th International Dog Health Workshop!
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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.