Category Archives: Health & Welfare

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

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Kennel Club Breed Health Symposium 2019

The Kennel Club’s Health Team hosted their annual Symposium for Breed Health Coordinators (BHCs) at Stoneleigh on September 18th. Around 90 BHCs or Health committee representatives, plus 30 or so other people, attended. This annual event has been running for over 20 years and 2 years ago was opened up for anyone with an interest …

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New: Kennel Club Dog Owners’ Handbook

The Kennel Club has recently published (online) a Dog Owners’ Handbook. It’s free and you can download it as a 74-page pdf file, as well. It contains lots of good advice for novice owners and there’s information that more experienced owners will also benefit from. The guide is generic and not Dachshund-specific but the majority …

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My presentation to the 4th International Dog Health Workshop (IDHW4)

[You can view my slides here] When I spoke at IDHW3 in Paris, I started by saying that breed health improvement is not a conformation problem, a genetics problem, or a veterinary problem. It’s a change management and a continuous improvement problem. For IDHW4, I said the challenge is not “are you improving?” but (a) …

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My report on the 4th International Dog Health Workshop for Our Dogs 7th June 2019

The 4th International Dog Health Workshop, co-hosted by the Kennel Club and International Partnership for Dogs took place from 30th May to 1st June in Windsor. Around 130 delegates from 17 countries participated in this unique collaboration of Kennel Clubs, vets, geneticists, researchers, campaigners, trade representatives and, of course, dog owners and breeders. Royal Canin …

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