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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
The availability of genetic tests for different diseases in dogs has increased dramatically in recent years. For breeders and dog owners, the utility and accuracy of these tests are often difficult to assess. Even though DNA tests offer new opportunities as a tool for breeding, they also imply new questions and challenges. The fact that a genetic test is available for a disease in a breed does not automatically mean that the test is accurate or appropriate to use as basis for breeding decisions.
"Following the Swedish Kennel Club (SKK) Symposium on Brachycephalic Dogs in February 2016, the SKK issued a press release describing the background, current and future actions related to brachycephalics. See article and press release on DogWellNet.com. Included in that report was a statement on the breeding of brachycephalic dogs and strategies to improve the health status. It was indicated that actions must be taken with cooperation across many stakeholder groups." Here we provide links to information posted by the Norwegian Kennel Club and The Finnish Pug Club on approaches to and initiatives for management of health and welfare in brachycephalic breeds. The Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian Kennel Clubs are part of The Nordic Kennel Union.