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    This is a short summary of RAS – Breeding strategies of the breed ‐ Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. The RAS is a document covering the breed and the breeding strategies for the future of a healthy and sound Toller. The full document is for now only in Swedish. The RAS has a yearly follow‐up, and is readjusted every 5th year, and is now in a working process (2019). -VERSION 2014‐
  2. 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-specific General Breeding and Ethical Guidelines. Countries: Austria: Austrian Kennel Club - Response to Animal Welfare Legislation The Austrian Kennel Club ( Österreichische Kynologenverband - ÖKV ) initiated a project, "Konterqual", to address legislative concerns. Sharing work like this can help to inform other kennel clubs and countries dealing with similar issues. In addition to presenting the facts and outcomes, it is so helpful to be able to see the process, to follow what steps were taken. Personal experiences, what works, what doesn't ... all these help others. We look forward to further information from Austria on developments and outcomes of this program. Nordic Kennel Union: The Nordic Kennel Union is a cooperative organisation for the Kennel Clubs of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Below we list efforts made to address exaggerations in breeds through the NKU country's BSI. There are six basic criteria defining if a breed should be listed as a high profile breed. Breeds which fulfill these and are thus listed are particularly paid attention to at dog show judging by the judge. Sweden: Svenska Kennelklubben (The Swedish Kennel Club) Breed-Specific Breeding Strategy Program For Judges see: Breed Specific Instructions Initiative for Judges Special Breed Specific Instructions (BSI) regarding exaggerations in pedigree dogs: A health protective project initiated by the Swedish Kennel Club. Breed Specific Strategies BSI - Presentation DHW, Dortmund Germany - Göran Bodegård SKK "The BSI program has been routinely applied in Sweden from 2009 – and at present generated more than ten thousand reports. From 2012 the program is embraced and worked through by all the Nordic countries and the latest edition ( NKU BSI 2014) is founded on the compound experience in the Nordic countries regarding the identification of areas of risk in a selected number of high profile breeds during the last decade. The structure of the NKU BSI is thus actually an inventory which allows for a continuous follow up and dynamic revisions of the BSI." SKK Genetic Programmes "Genetic health programmes are one of the tools used by the SKK (the Swedish Kennel Club) to manage hereditary disease. The SKK implemented the use of screening programmes to improve health in Swedish dogs more than 30 years ago. The first programmes concerned hip dysplasia and hereditary eye diseases. More recently, programmes for other heritable conditions, such as elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation and heart disease have been developed. Health programmes are based on breed-specific needs and have been introduced on request from and in consultation with the breed clubs." Finland: Breed Specific Instructions (BSI): Finland 2015 The Finnish Kennel Club has published new Breed-Specific Instructions for dog show judges. The instructions were drafted with the purpose of steering dog show judges to pay closer attention to exaggerated breed types. The new instructions entered into force on 1 June 2015. The Finnish Kennel Club's breeding strategy applies to all breeds. It outlines the main principles and objectives in breeding, and aims to improve genetic health of dogs. Find out what the breeding strategy means in your breed Finnish Kennel Club: General Breeding Strategy The UK: The Kennel Club What the Kennel Club does for Dog Health The report encompasses much of the work undertaken in recent years and includes detailed sections on: How The Kennel Club promotes health through education Initiatives designed to improve health awareness in dog shows How The Kennel Club promotes and progresses scientific research How The Kennel Club encourages responsible breeding of healthy dogs. Breed Watch The info graphic below provides information. Also see: High Profile Breeds Veterinary Health Checks for Best of Breed winners. BREED HEALTH COORDINATORS September 2016 News -- What is the new project at The Kennel Club? Breed Health & Conservation Plan -- The Kennel Club To learn more about the Breed Health and Conservation Project see... BHCP PDF.pdf Kennel Club Launching Breed Health And Conservation Plans The Kennel Club is launching its Breed Health and Conservation Plans project, a dynamic new resource to support breed clubs and individual breeders. This exciting new project will use evidence-based criteria to help identify common breed specific health concerns. Breeders will be provided with information and breeding resources to help them improve the health of their puppies and breed. We at DWN look forward to learning more about the good work done by Dr. Katy Evans and Bonnie Wiles and the UK Breed Clubs! "Breed Health Co-ordinators are individuals working on behalf of breed clubs and councils who are advocates for the health and welfare of their chosen breed." If you have a health related questions concerning a particular breed, we recommend contacting the Breed Health Co-ordinator through the your local Breed club, a list of which is available via the "Find a dog club" link on the Kennel Club's Breed Information Centre. TOOLKITS FOR BREED HEALTH COORDINATORS Website Content Toolkit Website Enhancement Toolkit BREED HEALTH IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
  3. In This Issue: News & Highlights Check out our new look! We're excited to introduce our new IPFD/DogWellNet.com theme! Stay Informed!
  4. This document will serve as a compilation of different antimicrobial use resources from different countries around the world. This list is not exhaustive, and the purpose is to include a samples of guidelines from countries of both the first and third world origin. Countries are sorted alphabetically. We hope to keep developing this resource and welcome suggestions and submissions.
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    BREED SPECIFIC BREEDING STRATEGY FOR SWEDISH LAPPHUND Table of Contents History ............................................. 2 A SPECIAL BREED, A SPECIAL SITUATION ................ 4 INCREASED GENETIC VARIATION – TOP PRIORITY .......... 4 The Genetic Variation ............................... 6 Relationship Values ................................. 6 Age at Breeding Debut ............................... 6 Use of Males ........................................ 6 Use of Females ...................................... 7 More Registrations .................................. 7 Objectives – Genetic Variation ...................... 8 Potential Strategy for the Future ................... 8 MENTALITY ........................................... 8 Objectives - Mentality .............................. 9 HEALTH .............................................. 10 HIP DYSPLASIA ....................................... 11 Breeding Recommendation regarding HD ................ 12 Objectives - HD ..................................... 12 EYES ................................................ 13 Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA) .............. 13 Breeding Recommendation regarding prcd-PRA .......... 13 Objectives – prcd-PRA ............................... 14 OTHER ............................................... 14 Juvenile Neuronal Muscle Atrophy (JNM) .............. 14 Type II Glycogen Storage Disease (Pompe’s Disease) .. 14 EXTERIOR ............................................ 15 TO CONSIDER WHEN BREEDING SWEDISH LAPPHUND .......... 15 Priorities .......................................... 16
  6. Dave St. Louis

    Drever

  7. 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 CEO Brenda Bonnett: Congratulations - and thank you - to all the NKU members - and especially our IPFD Partners the kennel clubs of Sweden, Finland and Norway. Individually these clubs are amazing in terms of the scope of their efforts and their historical and ongoing commitment to the health and welfare of dogs. Their willingness to share with individual dog breeders and other clubs - through DogWellNet.com and other venues - makes them great role models and leaders in the dog world. Visit the Nordic Kennel Union Website!
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    Don't Blame the Dog - 12 Smart Rules for Dog Owners, a publication from the Swedish Kennel Club. The publication is also available from the SKK... https://www.skk.se/globalassets/dokument/att-aga-hund/kampanjer/skall-inte-pa-hunden-2013/dont_blame_the_dog_hi19_webb_lopande.pdf Other useful documents related to health, behaviour and welfare from the SKK & translated to English are available at... https://www.skk.se/en/Dog-health/
  9. This exciting research paper is from a PhD project involving several of our IPFD Partners and collaborators. It is the first step towards being able to access the vast data sources of various kennel clubs and to combine data across countries. Published in the J Anim Breed Genet. 2017 Apr;134(2):152-161. doi: 10.1111/jbg.12242. Epub 2016 Nov 10. Merging pedigree databases to describe and compare mating practices and gene flow between pedigree dogs in France, Sweden and the UK S. Wang1,2,3, G. Leroy2,3, S. Malm4, T. Lewis5,6, E. Strandberg1 & W.F. Fikse1 1 Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden 2 Genetique Animale et Biologie Integrative, AgroParisTech, Paris, France 3 Genetique Animale et Biologie Integrative, Paris, INRA, Paris, France 4 Swedish Kennel Club, Spanga, Sweden 5 The Kennel Club, London, UK 6 School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK Summary Merging pedigree databases across countries may improve the ability of kennel organizations to monitor genetic variability and health-related issues of pedigree dogs. We used data provided by the Societe Centrale Canine (France), Svenska Kennelklubben (Sweden) and the Kennel Club (UK) to study the feasibility of merging pedigree databases across countries and describe breeding practices and international gene flow within the following four breeds: Bullmastiff (BMA), English setter (ESE), Bernese mountain dog (BMD) and Labrador retriever (LBR). After merging the databases, genealogical parameters and founder contributions were calculated according to the birth period, breed and registration country of the dogs. Throughout the investigated period, mating between close relatives, measured as the proportion of inbred individuals (considering only two generations of pedigree), decreased or remained stable, with the exception of LBR in France. Gene flow between countries became more frequent, and the origins of populations within countries became more diverse over time. In conclusion, the potential to reduce inbreeding within purebred dog populations through exchanging breeding animals across countries was confirmed by an improved effective population size when merging populations from different countries. Wang_et_al-2016-Journal_of_Animal_Breeding_and_Genetics.pdf
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    Thanks to the SKK, the SSF and Kerstin Olofsson for the English Translation! ENG_Norrbottenspets_edit.doc
  11. Ann Milligan

    Airedale Terrier

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    Files available include: Agria Dog Breed Statistics FAQs.pdf This file addresses frequently asked questions regarding Agria Dog Breed Statistics. VCE_AIREDALE TERRIER.pdf The VC file has rates of most common and highest risk conditions requiring veterinary care. Mortality_Diagnostic_AIREDALE_TERRIER.pdf Mortality_SpecificDX_AIREDALE_TERRIER.pdf Mortality_Total_AIREDALE_TERRIER.pdf Mortality files have rates of most common and highest risk causes of death.
  12. New Training app from the SKK Subject: Tools for today's dog owners -- phone app for training good dogs SKK launches fitness app November 25, 2016 SKK released app Good Dog! with training tips for all dog owners. The app is developed in cooperation with the Better Dog Academy and is available for both iPhone and Android. http://www.skk.se/sv/nyheter/2016/11/SKK-lanserar-traningsapp/ (Swedish)
  13. "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.
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    Swedish Borzoi-Ringen (Swedish Borzoi Club) RAS (2016) English Summary
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    SKV Breeding Strategy for Swedish Vallhund (Västgötaspets, Vizigothic Spitz) The goal of the Specialty Club for Västgötaspets (SKV) is to raise interest for and promote breeding of sound, mentally and exteriorly good specimens of Swedish Vallhund as well as preserving the specific characteristics and attributes of the breed in accordance with the breed standard for Swedish Vallhund, as established by the FCI.
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