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Kirsi Sainio

IPFD Board
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About Kirsi Sainio

  • Rank
    IPFD Board

Profile Information

  • Region
    Europe
  • Location
    Helsinki
  • Country
    Finland
  • Current Affiliation
    University of Helsinki
  • Position / Title
    Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine
  • Interests
    Dog Breeding
    Dog Health
    Genetics
    Judging
    Education
    Research
  • Academic Credentials
    PhD
  • Expertise/Proficiencies
    Dog Shows/Exhibitions
    Dog Breeding
    Education
    Research
  • Specific Breed(s) of Interest
    Terriers, northern hunting and arctic spitz breeds, hairless breeds
  • Breed Club Rep; Board Member or Breeding/ Health Committee member
    Yes
  • Attended an International Dog Health Workshop
    No
  • Theme attended at 3rd IDHW in Paris
    Exaggerations and Extremes in Dog Conformation

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  1. Well done Brenda, well done SCC, well done us! Hope to hear what different sessions come up with and let's hope we get some ACTIONS!
  2. Updated information from the FKK: https://www.kennelliitto.fi/en/about-us/news/finnish-kennel-clubs-walk-test-helps-eliminate-dogs-severe-breathing-problems-breeding The Finnish Kennel Club (FKK) has today released information about a ongoing project 'Fitness examination being prepared for Bulldogs' [Dated link; see Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20151012050702/http://www.kennelliitto.fi/en/news/fitness-examination-being-prepared-for-bulldogs]in the English Bulldogs. This is a collaborative program between the kennel club, the breed club and The University of Helsinki Veterinary Hospital. Thirty English Bulldogs are being monitored for breathing, balance, a walking test, skin problems and x-ray'd from head to tail. The FKK has bought some equipment for the project and will pay for the study of the 30 dogs that the Breed Club has chosen to be tested. The aim is that this test could be used to evaluate dogs that would be suitable for breeding. Ultimately, the idea is to decrease health problems in any brachycephalic breed.
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