Category Archives: Health & Welfare

An international approach to breed health improvement – “Best of Health” – January 2019

This year, the International Partnership for Dogs will be holding its 4th workshop. Our Kennel Club is hosting the event which will take place from 30th May to 1st June, near Windsor. The Kennel Club was a founding partner of the IPFD since its inception in 2014 and hosted the first ever meeting of the …

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“All about Dachshunds” – a Southern Dachshund Association seminar and workshop: 29/9/18

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Mandy Dance’s presentation on grooming a Wirehaired Dachshund

This is from the WHDC Seminar (4/11/17). Mandy Dance explains how to groom, trim and present a Wirehaired Dachshund’s coat.

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Understanding the genetics of IVDD – let’s not get too excited (just yet)!

University of California, Davis, researchers have revealed the discovery of a genetic mutation across breeds that is responsible for chondrodystrophy (the skeletal disorder leading to shorter legs and abnormal intervertebral discs) in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [UCD Press Release] The paper says there are two FGF4 retrogenes …

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A German perspective on Breed Health Strategies for Greyhounds

I am grateful to Barbara Thiel for sharing her latest article on the application of Breed Health Strategies in the Greyhound breed in Germany. Barbara was one of the delegates I met at the IPFD’s 3rd International Dog Health Workshop in April this year. She has taken many of the ideas we discussed in the Breed Specific …

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