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    pawprint100x100transparent.pngNews & Highlights





    New information has been added to our Pedigreed Dogs database:


    The Native Breeds of Sweden - an Overview








    basenji.pngThe Basenji originated in the "African Congo, where they had been used as an all purpose hunter working by sight and by scent." 


    Basenji "history extends back to the time of the Pharaohs and paintings in their tombs bear a similar resemblance to the breed. Gazelle like in his elegance and with a stylish, swinging stride, he is catlike in his cleanliness and has no bark which is replaced by a yodelling sound."







    ssklogo-dogwellnetras.pngNorbottenspetz RAS -- English Summary


    Thanks to the SKK, the SSF and Kerstin Olofsson for the English translation!











    Norwegian Lundehund


    norsk-lundehund-800x800-fci265.pngThe Norwegian Lundehund Outcross Projectnorskkc800x800transparent.png

    The Norwegian Kennel Club is currently working in collaboration with all breed clubs to create breed specific breeding strategies. In 2013, The Norwegian Lundehund Club created their breeding strategy, in which they explore various strategies to reduce problems with IL and low genetic diversity. They have now started an outcross project where Norwegian Lundehunds are mated to other breeds in order to increase the genetic variance, while still preserving the distinctive traits of the breed.


    The project is in collaboration with The Norwegian Kennel Club, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, The Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre, NordGen and The Norwegian University of Science and Technology.




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    Rhodesian Ridgebacks - Researchers & Dogs helping in study of human disease! University of Helsinki


    "Significant epilepsy gene discovery in dogs." ScienceDaily ScienceDaily, 21 February 2017.


    The full research publication is available here.










    dachshund-800x800-fci148.pngDon't miss the Estimate of Heritability and Genetic Trend of Intervertebral Disc Calcification in Dachshunds in Finland


    Published in Aca Veterinaria Scandinavica

    Acta Vet Scand (2015) 57:78

    Authors: Anu Katriina Lappalained and Outi Laitinen-Vapaavuori from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki and Katariina Mäki from the Finnish Kennel Club.


    Their data included information on results for dogs screened as part of a collaborative project of the Finnish Dachshund Club.


    The material included 9027 dogs; 1567 with results for number of calcified discs (NCDs).








    Latest Blog Entries

    The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is to be commended on its attention to the complex and quickly evolving world of genetic testing and dog breeding!

    Their article on: Genetic panel testing for breeds and hereditary disorders promises insights for dog owners, breeders, and veterinarians: Unlocking the genetic secrets of your dog appears in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA); and AVMA's new policy encourages research, continuing education, and outreach on inherited disorders in companion animals: see AVMA passes policy on responsible pet breeding



    Be sure to visit our Blogs section to view all of the informative blogs in our community.



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    3rd International Dog Health Workshop - There's still time to join us in Paris!




    58c0adb6a1146_Workshop2017.thumb.pngApproaching fast – but there are still places available at the IPFD 3rd International Dog Health Workshop hosted by the French Kennel Club in Paris 21-23 April 2017 Register here!


    Why not join us in Paris for a truly interactive working meeting of international decision-leaders in dog health and welfare. We already have people registered from over 20 countries, including breeders, kennel club health advisors, communication experts, Directors and Presidents; veterinarians; researchers; veterinary organizations; welfare organizations; judges; geneticists; industry representatives; and more.  


    Share your information, expertise and experience and be part of global actions to improve the health, well-being and welfare of dogs.




    Click here to learn more about the IDHW Format and Themes in Dr. Brenda Bonnett's latest blog post.




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