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.

     

    Website: http://www.kennelliitto.fi/en/home
    Finnish Kennel Club Blog at DogWellNet: - under construction -


    About Us:

    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

    Structure:

    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.


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  • Dog Health Workshop

    Pre/ Post-meeting resources
    Success!  Thanks to all for your participation and let's keep this good work going!
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  • About IPFD
    • The initial Board of the IPFD is comprised of individuals with respected international reputations, who represent a broad array of stakeholders in dog health, well-being and welfare and who comprise a range of backgrounds and abilities that are needed by this new organization. They sit on the Board, not as representatives of their home organizations (Founding Partners), per se, but as individuals with commitment to the mission, vision and goals of the IPFD. Further, we have included an independent member of the Board who has no formal affiliation with the Founding Partners.

       

      Brief CVs for the Board, as comprised in August 2014, follow.

       

       

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      Below we present a collection of links and excerpts from media coverage of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs initiative. We will be adding more content as media articles are published.

       


    • PRESS RELEASE – International Dog Health Workshop

      The 2nd International Dog Health Workshop took place over the weekend of 14/15 February, organised by the VDH in partnership with the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD), in Dortmund.

      Over 125 delegates from 18 countries attended the two day event formally known as the International Workshop on the Enhancement of Genetic Health in Pedigree Dogs.

      The event followed on from the 1st International Dog Health Workshop which took place in Stockholm in June 2012.

       


       

    • An article in the February 2017 edition of the UK's Veterinary Practice takes a look at ongoing national and international efforts to enhance the welfare of pedigreed dogs.  It also asks the question, "Are we making a difference?" and encourages veterinarians to examine their role, individually and collectively.
       

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      Animal Welfare Champion Receives Honor Alumna Award

       

      Dr. Patricia Olson (Ph.D., '81), named the CVMBS Distinguished Alumna for 2016, has been a teacher, a researcher, and a consultant. But regardless of her role, one thing is constant. She is a tireless champion for animal and human welfare.

       

       


    • We have provided below a number of tips to assist you in utilizing some of the key features of DogWellNet. Please note that the site is still in a Continued Development Phase and, therefore, the availability of some features and content may change as the site evolves.

       

      If you need more help finding your way around DogWellNet, go to our Help Desk, visit our Forums or refer to the Contacts listed at the bottom of every page.

       


       

    • The formal agreement was signed 22 Oct 2015 between Pekka Olson, Chair, IPFD and Christian Eymar-Dauphin, President of the French Kennel Club (SCC) confirming that the SCC will host the next IPFD International Dog Health Workshop in Paris in early 2017.  Dates and venue will be announced soon.

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    • IPFD CEO Dr. Brenda Bonnett is presenting information on breed-specific statistics and strategies in cooperation with Agria Pet Insurance, Sweden. Keep reading for dates and other details.

       

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    • On the 15th of February 2015, DogWellNet.com entered Phase 2 in development.

       

      We officially launched the website at the 2nd International Dog Health Workshop (IDHW) in Dortmund, Germany. The public has been given access to most of the preliminary content that is available on the site. But it is important to realize that Phase 2 is really about further developing the cooperation and collaborations that form the base of our mission, vision and goals. By bringing together the people most active in providing information, evaluation, strategies, advice and more to the dog community, especially the breeding community, we hope to maximize the impact of DogWellNet.com.

       

      Phase 2 includes adding more Members to the DogWellNet Community to help us expand the content and functionality of the platform. We are engaging many from our IPFD Partners, Sponsors and Collaborators and many from the 2nd IDHW in order to facilitate the international collaborations identified there as key to the health, well-being and welfare of dogs.

       

      Guests are able to see public content. As of April 2016, Guests can sign up for a Member account to access some additional content and features on the website. Invited Members and Advanced Members (in general, those recommended by one of our Partners or Sponsors) will help us build content and further refine the website and will receive information on the registration procedure through their organization or from the DogWellNet.com team.

       

      Our News section will keep everyone updated on the exciting developments going on 'behind-the-scenes' as we support new and ongoing initiatives.

       


       

       

    • We're truly proud of what we accomplished in our first full year of operation, and we're excited to present a summary of our achievements in the IPFD Annual Report 2015.

       

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      The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) is a non-profit organization, registered in Sweden,

      initiated by a group of independent stakeholders in dog health, well-being and welfare and 

      officially launched in April 2014.

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      We'd like to share holiday greetings and news from our colleagues at VetCompass.

       

    • Please visit our Partners and Sponsors pages to keep track of who is joining the IPFD and DogWellNet teams.

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      The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) announces the “Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs” initiative:

      to support the appropriate selection and use of DNA testing in dog health and breeding decisions

       

       

      The ever-increasing emergence of new canine DNA tests and testing laboratories has made choosing quality DNA testing providers and the right DNA tests for health and breeding decisions increasingly challenging for many owners, Harmonizationlogo.thumb.jpg

      breeders and veterinarians.

      Working with a wide-spectrum of stakeholders in dog health, the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) "Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs" initiative will provide practical support to address these challenges.

       

       

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      Many thanks to the AKC-CHF and our other sponsors for supporting the collaborative Harmonization of Genetic Testing initiative!!!

       

      See the Dog News Annual Issue for the complete article.

       

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    • In a recent commentary in Dog World, online, Simon Parsons said:

       

      " IN TODAY’S world of dog breeding it is impossible for anyone, even the Brits, to exist in isolation. "

       

      " In the 21st century, should it really be the case that breeds are recognised by one governing body, but not another, that health tests results are not uniform, that some kennel clubs (like, to its credit, our own) publish everything about the dogs they register and some (like the American Kennel Club), publish nothing, not even the numbers it registers? "

       

      " So that is why I feel that the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD), which is aiming to create a ‘DogWellNet’ website co-ordinating data of dog health, breeding and ownership, is one of the most important steps forward of recent times. "

       

      Read the whole article online: http://www.dogworld.co.uk/product.php/132065/1/global_co_operation_by_simon_parsons

    • logo_stream_bva_congress.pngFrom the BVA congress held in November 2016

       

      At the Session offered on Thursday, November 17, 2016: Two paws forward, one paw back: are we making any progress on pedigree dog health? presentations were offered by Dr. Brenda Bonnett DVM PhD, CEO, International Partnership for Dogs and Nick Blayney BVSc MRCVS, Veterinary Advisor, The Kennel Club.

       

       

       

       

      An article has been included in the December Issue of the Veterinary Record: Title: BVA congress: Improving the health of pedigree dogs: is enough being done?25.covervetrecorddec16.gif

       

      Abstract

      "Controversies at Crufts in recent years have indicated there is still more to do to improve the health of pedigree dogs. Is the Kennel Club doing enough and can the UK learn from international experiences to help take matters forward? These questions were discussed during a session on pedigree dog health at the BVA Congress last month.
      Georgina Mills reports"

       

       

       

    • Alan’s passion for Bullmastiffs, and purebred dogs in general, is shared by his wife, Chris Lezotte. They have been active breeders and exhibitors for 30 years, producing 165 champions including BIS , BISS, and five generations of Group winners under the HappyLegs, Registered prefix. Alan is the AKC Delegate from the American Bullmastiff Association and its current president.

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