Category Archives: Health & Welfare

Puppy Buyers: Mismatched expectations and “the panic button”

On the day the UK Covid-19 lockdown was announced, I wrote a Friday Essay for Our Dogs describing some of the potential unanticipated consequences of the pandemic and the government’s response to it. I asked, “what do we think will happen to the current trend in declining registrations of pedigree dogs?”. Even at that point in the …

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Moving from information and collaboration to action: report from the 4th international dog health workshop

12 months after the 4th International Dog Health Workshop, our paper on the event has been published (Open Access): Moving from information and collaboration to action: report from the 4th international dog health workshop, Windsor in May 2019 The workshop included 126 decision-leaders from 16 countries and was structured around five key themes identified as …

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Breeders and coronavirus – advice from the Kennel Club (19/3/20)

The Kennel Club has answered a number of questions to support dog breeders through the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read these here: https://bit.ly/2J9VSe0 It covers: I have a litter of puppies due. What is the advice about visiting families? How can people socialise their puppies at this time? We were planning a litter but should …

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Canine fertility, reproduction and IVDD Seminar – thanks to the Dachshund Club of Wales

The Dachshund Club of Wales hosted a health seminar in Chepstow, today. The speaker was Professor Alexandru Raul Pop from Romania. Alexandru is a vet, breeder and Basset exhibitor so he brought a brilliant combination of veterinary expertise as well as a down-to-earth breeder’s perspective. The morning presentation covered canine fertility and reproduction with lots …

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Don’t be conned into buying a pedigree dog that is a “rare colour”

Advice from the Kennel Club.

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