Tag Archives: Health and Welfare

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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Edition Dog: featuring The Dachshund in Issue 5

Edition Dog is a relatively new monthly magazine full of in-depth and detailed information written by professionals. Each of the features focuses on dog health and wellbeing. Issue 5 features the Dachshund and has a health article on Intervertebral Disc Disease. Photos of SDA Secretary Wendy Starkey’s Smooth Dachshund Ramsay are in the main feature …

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Read the Dachshund Breed Council’s 2018 Health Report

Download the Dachshund Breed Council’s 2018 Health Report here or click the image below.

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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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Does the number of Breed Clubs make a difference to breed health improvement?

It’s nearly three years since Philippa Robinson published her KarltonIndex review of the work being done by Breed Clubs to safeguard and improve the health of their breeds. You may recall that the work of the Dachshund Breed Council and our clubs resulted in us coming out at number 1 in 2013 (having also “won” …

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