Author Archive: Ian J Seath

Here’s to you, Mrs Robinson – my July 2017 “Best of Health” article

Many Breed Health Coordinators have been waiting expectantly for Philippa Robinson to publish the results of her KarltonIndex (KI) review for 2017. Like me, they are no doubt disappointed to have read the following announcement on the KI Facebook page recently: “I have to extend sincere apologies to everyone waiting for an update on the …

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International collaboration on dog health – part 2: My June 2017 “Best of Health” article

Last month, I wrote about the Breed-specific Health Strategies workstream that I participated in at the third International Dog Health Workshop. This month, I’m sharing some of the discussions from the other workstreams. Show me the numbers This group emphasised the importance of asking “why collect this data?” so that it would be clear how …

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FCI Dachshund Breed Standard – updated 2017 – what’s changed?

The Spring edition of the WUT Magazine presented an updated version of the FCI Breed Standard for the Dachshund. I have summarised the changes in the document attached, where I have also aligned the FCI Standard with our UK one. You can read across from each UK clause to see what the previous and new FCI …

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My Wire Dachshund Critique from S. Counties 2017

 [Above: BOB/BCC and DCC] Thank you to all the exhibitors for an excellent entry. When judging Wires, you inevitably have to discount the upright shoulders as so few have the required layback. Thankfully, the flat, terrier fronts don’t seem to be in evidence as much as previously and I found plenty with good, not over-prominent, …

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International cooperation on dog health – my May 2017 “Best of Health” article

It would be very easy to view the event run by the International Partnership for Dogs in April as a talking shop for those of us actively involved in breed health improvement work. I’ve not attended the previous two events, so have nothing to compare it with but, overall, it was an impressive example of …

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