Category Archives: Movement

The Dachshund Breed Standard – donate to Dachshund Health UK to watch the video

The Dachshund Breed Standard – donate to Dachshund Health UK to watch the video

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Almonds, genes and discs – a Dachshund education day!

Around 70 people attended a seminar run by Eastern Counties Dachshund Association and the Miniature Dachshund Club at Roade on 2nd April. The three topics covered were the Dachshund Breed Standard (Mandy Dance), screening for back disease (Ian Seath) and the genetics of coat and colour (Helen Geeson). Mandy Dance was the first speaker and …

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An introduction to canine lameness -video

Following my recent article about the canine lameness presentation at the KC Breedwatch seminar, I am grateful to the English Springer Spaniel Breed Health Coordinators Louise Scott and Lesley Bloomfield for directing me to this video. How to detect lameness in dogs is presented by Ben Walton, a Veterinary Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interests in complex lameness investigations and …

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Canine Gait and Posture – a Breedwatch 2016 presentation

Dr Constanza Gomez Alvarez is a lecturer in musculoskeletal biology at Surrey University Vet School. She has worked on several projects with the Dachshund Breed Council, looking at gait in relation to IVDD. Her presentation at the KC’s Breedwatch Education Day 2016 covered canine gait and posture. Locomotion or gait is the means of transport …

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Dogsteps: Essential viewing to understand canine movement

Rachel Page Elliott, one of America’s most respected authorities on canine locomotion, has done much to awaken breeders and judges all over the world to the importance of recognising the rights and wrongs in the way dogs move. Her book. Dog Steps, was selected as “Best Dog Book of the Year” by the Dog Writers’ …

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