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Dave St. Louis

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  1. In This Issue: News & Highlights Advances in the IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) Make a Donation Stay Informed!
  2. At a time when we're rethinking almost everything in our lives, Your Pandemic Puppy will recalibrate your concept of puppy rearing and dog ownership. Author Marty Greer, DVM, JD is a member of the IPFD Board.
  3. In This Issue: News & Highlights A Closer Look at the Bernese Mountain Dog Make a Donation Stay Informed!
  4. The panel of expert veterinarians and breeders at the Embark Canine Health Summit (15-16 Feb. 2021) discussed the importance of genetic diversity and population management in K9 Health and how to apply these practices to breeding programs.
  5. Dr. Brian Hare is a core member of the Center of Cognitive Neuroscience, a Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology, and Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. His Keynote Address, Is Your Dog a Genius?, was delivered at the Embark Canine Health Summit on 15 February 2021.
  6. In This Issue: News & Highlights Collaboration Creates a "Golden" Opportunity for a Beloved Retriever Breed Make a Donation Stay Informed!
  7. In This Issue: News & Highlights IPFD Annual Report 2020: A Year Like No Other Make a Donation Stay Informed!
  8. Learn more the important work being done by IPFD and our contributors as we lead the dog world from information to action - for the love of dogs...and for the people who love them. (Updated November 2020)
  9. I was honoured to participate - virtually - in the Swedish Veterinary Congress in October. This talk, as requested by the organizer looks primarily at the veterinarian's responsibility in issues related to responsible breeding, current legislative and regulatory actions, and various controversial issues in dog health and welfare - including extremes of conformation. It also addresses concerns about how importing and online sales of dogs is impacting populations. Sweden historically has a population of primarily pedigree dogs, registered with the Swedish Kennel Club. The breeds club
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  12. IPFD logos, annual reports, and other resources for use by the media are available here.
  13. Here we compile a list of media stories and articles posted by IPFD Partners and other contributors helping to spread the word on IPFD's Call for Collective Actions for Health and Welfare of Pedigree Dogs.
  14. In This Issue: News & Highlights An Update on IPFD's Call for Respectful Dialogue, Collaboration, and Collective Actions Make a Donation Stay Informed!
  15. Here we compile a list of media stories and articles posted by IPFD Partners and other contributors helping to spread the word on IPFD's Call for Collective Actions for Health and Welfare of Pedigree Dogs. View the original IPFD Press Release (available in several languages). Please share it through your website and social media channels if you haven't done so already! Note: We will continue adding content below as the conversation grows.
  16. In This Issue: News & Highlights Reframing Current Challenges Around Pedigree Dogs A Call for Respectful Dialogue, Collaboration, and Collective Actions Make a Donation Stay Informed!
  17. Press Release: International Partnership for Dogs Calls for Collective Actions for Health and Welfare of Pedigree Dogs This Press Release is available in Nederlands, English, Suomeksi, Français, Deutsch, and Español (download below). The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) is calling on stakeholder groups – including dog show enthusiasts, kennel and breed clubs, legislators, dog owners, veterinarians, welfare advocates – from all regions and countries to come together to address issues currently impacting the health, welfare, and breeding of dogs.
  18. IPFD's genetic testing resources are mentioned in media stories on international research that has documented the molecular basis of the Australian Labradoodle. Their main conclusion is that animals in the Australian Labradoodle breed registry are mostly poodle, and not a 50-50 split as might have been expected.
  19. This year has been challenging for all organizations globally. However, IPFD has fared well. We have always been a ‘virtual’-based operation, with all consultants working from home. Building on our 2019 Annual Report: A Growing Voice, this milestones document is meant to update our Partners and Sponsors on our activities in 2020. – Dr. Brenda Bonnett, CEO (click to download/share as a PDF): IPFD Milestones December 2020.pdf Message from the Canadian Kennel Club: “CKC’s membership in the International Partnership for Dogs, and participation in the biennial D
  20. In This Issue: News & Highlights Actions Around Brachycephalic Dogs: Reports, Research, and Legislative Developments in Several Countries Make a Donation Stay Informed!
  21. June 2021 - Meet the Black Russian Terrier – Update Your Knowledge! WSAVA Bulletin June 2, 2021 | WSAVA webpage article April 2021 - Meet the Bernese Mountain Dog WSAVA Bulletin April 21, 2021 | WSAVA webpage article Dog Breeds_ What you need to know - WSAVA April 21 2021.pdf
  22. Dogs offer great emotional support and benefit to humans. In times of stress, urgency, and uncertainty - such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic - there is also an increased tendency for impulsive vs. well-considered decisions about many things, including the acquisition of dogs. The prospect of bringing a cute, fluffy puppy (or adult dog) home now may seem like a win-win situation for both the human and the dog alike. However, we have already begun to see many troubling consequences of the 'Pandemic Puppy' phenomenon.
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