Category Archives: Best of Health – Our Dogs

Blue is the colour; CNR is the name – my November 2018 “Best of Health” article

Blue is the colour; CNR is the name… Recently, we had the misfortune to discover that Johanna Konta (Tennis player) has bought a Blue Dachshund and was proudly sharing pictures on her Instagram page. The picture received over 4000 “Likes” and generated lots of discussion among Dachshund Facebook Group members. Blue is a colour that …

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How long will my dog live? Longevity Study – my October 2018 “Best of Health” article

How long will my dog live? It seems a long time ago, but in 2014 the KC ran its pedigree dogs breed health survey with an online survey that attracted just under 50,000 responses. Among these were 5663 reports of dogs that had died. Now, that set of mortality data has been analysed and published …

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How to create a culture of openness, trust and collaboration – my September 2018 “Best of Health” article

The annual Breed Health Coordinators’ Symposium held at Stoneleigh on 19th September was attended by about 130 people. For the second year, it was open to people who are not BHCs, so it was good to see some “friends of BHCs”, other health team reps and folks with a genuine interest in breed health improvement, …

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Best of Health – August 2018 – Breed Health & Conservation Plans

How to get the best out of your Breed Health and Conservation Plan “Plans are nothing, planning is everything” – Gen. Dwight D Eisenhower I expect most readers will be aware of the Kennel Club’s programme to develop Breed Health and Conservation Plans. This was launched in 2016 to ensure that, for every breed, all …

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Our Dogs “Best of Health” August 2018 – Breed Health & Conservation Plans

How to get the best out of your Breed Health and Conservation Plan “Plans are nothing, planning is everything” – Gen. Dwight D Eisenhower I expect most readers will be aware of the Kennel Club’s programme to develop Breed Health and Conservation Plans. This was launched in 2016 to ensure that, for every breed, all …

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