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In this blog I will try to keep you updated on our current work at the SKK office, Dept. of breeding and health.

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Basic Education for Breeding Officials

Once a year, in October, the SKK Breeding Committee organizes a weekend course for breeding officials based on the book Dog breeding in theory and practice by Sofia Malm (SKK genetic expert) and Åsa Lindholm.           The Genetic Expert and The Breeding Consultant of the SKK Department for Breeding and Health are in charge of the course.       The aim is to give breed clubs education and tools they need to work with breeding plans and breed-specific strategies.       The contents of the course

Karin Drotz

Karin Drotz

 

Breeding healthier bulldogs – A new Swedish breeding strategy for the English bulldog

English bulldogs have been in the spotlight of authorities and media for a long time. The breed has a striking appearance and is often mentioned when health issues in pedigree dogs related to their appearance are discussed. With this background and as a starting point the Swedish Kennel Club in collaboration with the Swedish Club for English bulldogs have recently launched a new breeding strategy for the breed. The strategy presents hands on advice for breeders on how to make visible progress ov

Sofia Malm

Sofia Malm

 

Shar Pei - cute or at risk of health problems?

The wrinkles must be reduced – statement from the SKK regarding breeding of Shar Pei dogs   The Shar Pei breed is characterized by its distinctive features of thickened skin and heavy wrinkles. The underlying accumulation of hyaluronic acid, resulting in a feature named hyaluronosis, may if exaggerated lead to several heath issues, for example eye injuries caused by the eyelashes curling inwards irritating the eye.    (click image to enlarge) A “moderate” western type of Shar Pei. (Photo: Anna T

Sofia Malm

Sofia Malm

 

Welcome!

Hi!   Welcome to this blog!   SKK, the Swedish Kennel Club, owes its existence to the work of breeders and dog owners. Hence, breeding issues is one of the most important topics in the organization. The Department of breeding and health, at the SKK central office in Stockholm, currently employs eight persons. Among our staff are two breeding consultants, a veterinarian and a geneticist. The department works with various issues related to breeding, health and behavior in Swedish dogs. For example

Sofia Malm

Sofia Malm

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