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  1. Finnish report: An investigation would curb problems with dog breeding through monitoring criteria and ethical delegation As we have been reporting, there is a surge of regulatory efforts to address concerns about the health and welfare of pedigreed dogs, especially brachycephalic breeds, in several countries. The potential impact on not only dog breeders and pedigreed dog organizations, but also on dog owners and even veterinarians may be considerable, as well as on many stakeholders in the pet industry. It is apparent that some of these efforts are proceeding unilaterally rather than c
  2. Finnish Investigation: Improving the implementation of animal welfare legislation in animal breeding Part II: Preliminary analysis of problems and means of intervention in the breeding of dogs Officially published in Finnish; unofficially translated to English. This investigation describe and attached here (see below) was summarized in Finnish report: An investigation would curb problems with dog breeding through monitoring criteria and ethical delegation. (That link contains a translation of the Summary written by the Finnish Food Authority as well as link to Kirsi Saino's Com
  3. Many national kennel clubs, other cynological organizations (e.g. breed clubs) have developed guidelines, approaches or programs to: describe and evaluate the health of specific breeds outline guidelines or regulations for screening tests or other assessments on potential breeding dogs raise awareness about issues in a given breed. These programs take different forms in different countries. In this section we will provide information on various approaches and programs and direct you to online resources. For general guidelines (not breed-specific) see also: country-
  4. Table of Contents: News & Highlights IPFD Contributors' YouTube Resources Helpful Hint Stay Informed!
  5. 4th IDHW: Don't Miss Out - Register Now! News & Highlights IPFD Annual Report 2018: Hitting Our Stride Make a Donation Stay Informed!
  6. 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: https://www.kennelliitto.fi/en Finnish Kennel Club Blog at DogWellNet: - under construction -
  7. 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 Univer
  8. Assessment of welfare and brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome signs in young, breeding age French Bulldogs and Pugs, using owner questionnaire, physical examination and walk tests Authors: Aromaa, M; Lilja-Maula, L; Rajamäki, MM Source: Animal Welfare, Volume 28, Number 3, August 2019, pp. 287-298(12) Publisher: Universities Federation for Animal Welfare DOI: https://doi.org/10.7120/09627286.28.3.287 https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/ufaw/aw/2019/00000028/00000003/art00005# (Internal) Assessment of welfare and brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome s
  9. 4th International Dog Health Workshop (2019) Poster ......................................................................................... Breeding for Health in the Finnish Kennel Club The in-depth document (links provided below) is from a presentation which Katariina Mäki gave in August 2014 at the World Dog Show. It is an overview of the work the Finnish Kennel Club is doing in order to promote genetic health of dogs. The presentation was open for anyone interested. You can download the document as a pdf version from our Downloads section or...
  10. News about the BSI from The Finnish Kennel Club Further information ... 5.6.2018 -- https://www.kennelliitto.fi/tietoa-meista/uutiset/yhteensa-41-koirarotua-erityistarkkailussa-koiranayttelyissa English version: https://www.kennelliitto.fi/en/about-ut/news/41-breeds-total-under-observation-dog-shows English translation below... Many thanks for the translation goes to Liisa Suoninen, Head of Communications, Suomen Kennelliitto – Finska Kennelklubben ry
  11. June 2017 - the Nordic Kennel Union website debuts! - site content is available in English - For more than 60 years, the Nordic Kennel Union has been the unified voice of the Nordic countries in the dog world. NKU members share a passion for animal welfare and dog health which is reflected in common strategies to secure future generations of healthy and sound dogs through responsible and sustainable breeding. Health is one of the most important aspects of dog breeding and a central area for Nordic cooperation. NOTE from IPFD
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    This guideline is intended to be used by breed clubs for breeds in which at least 250 dogs have been registered over the last five years. ' The template outlines the content and structure for the Breeding-specific Breeding Strategy Document (JTO). The recommended total length of a breeding strategy for these breeds is 25-30 pages. Received from Katariin Mäki, Kennelliitto
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    Don’t buy a puppy from a cage! Campaign against puppy factories. Puppies born in factories suffer and may carry dangerous diseases - a cheap puppy may come at a huge cost - even the cutest puppy may carry a dark secret... see the FKC's website -- https://www.kennelliitto.fi/en/dogs/dont-support-puppy-mills. To locate a breeder and litters see the Finnish Kennel Club's Puppy List https://omakoira.kennelliitto.fi/pentuvalitys/frmEtusivu.aspx?Lang=ENG Please note some links in the downloadable file are out of date/no longer available 7-2-2017.
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    The breed-specific breeding strategy for the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (ENGLISH) Approved on 19 February 2011 in the annual meeting of the Kerry Blue Terrier and Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Finland (Kerry- ja vehnäterrierikerho ry). Approved with improvements and suggestions on 2 May 2011 by the breeding committee of the Finnish Kennel Club Revised on 1 December 2011 Became effective on 1 January 2012 Translated into English by Maria Heikkinen, BA; Anna-Leena Hilli, BA; Laura Nummela, BA; Laura Pakarinen, BA, and Niina Woolley, BA, as project work for English Transla
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    Suomen bordercolliet ja australiankelpiet ry -- Australian Kelpie Breeding Strategy -- English Summary Contact information for breed club Suomen bordercolliet ja australiankelpiet ry: website: www.sbcak.fi Contact: jalostus.sbcak@gmail.com (email of the health committee) Thanks to Sabina Lähteenmäki, SBCAK ry, breeding committee, chairman for sharing the Australian Kelpie breeding strategy translation with DWN.
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    Summary of the Breed-Specific Breeding Program (JTO) Saluki 2014-2018 Finnish Saluki Club http://www.saluki.fi/
  17. Katariina Mäki, breeding advisor at the Finnish Kennel Club (FKC) has been presenting information in her Blog on the programs and approach in Finland. One of the programs involves the Pinscher, which has been in a crossbreeding program, with Schnauzers, since the 1990s. This report was presented at a meeting in Germany in 2010 : PINSCHER-SCHNAUZER CROSSBREEDING PROJECT is available online or in our Downloads section. In her blog, Katariina carefully acknowledges the risks and challenges involved in crossbreeding, but clearly, many feel that for s
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