View Full Version : Wow! Wouldn't it be great to see the KC/AKC/CKC/IKC etc doing this?!

6th March 2012, 09:21 PM
This Dog Health workshop being held by the Swedish Kennel Club is so much more comprehensive than anything out of the KC, AKC etc. It also looks at big picture issues and international collaboration.


And I like the slogan: "From attention and awareness to action!" Some very high profile and internationally known people involved in workshops too -- highlighted a few...

Prerequisites and procedures for recognition of breeds and varieties
(Introducer: Renée Sporre-Willes, Workshop facilitator: Astrid Indrebø, Notes: Maija-Leena Eloranta, Invited: Danika Bannasch, Bernard Denis)

Harmonisation of screening procedures and certifications
(Introducer: Herman Hazewinkel , Workshop facilitator: Ulla Björnehammar, Notes: Jessica Ingman, Invited: Catherine André)

Validation and utilization of genetic tests in dog breeding
(Introducer: Cathryn Mellersh, Workshop facilitator: Jerold Bell, Notes: Katarina Sundberg)

Interventions for anatomical soundness and avoidance of extreme phenotypes
(Introducer: Göran Bodegård, Workshop facilitator: Zeev Trainin, Notes: Katariina Mäki)

Development of breed-specific breeding programmes on national and international levels
(Introducer: Claire Wade, Workshop facilitator: David Sargan, Notes: Laura Roest, Invited: Freddy Fikse, Berndt Klingeborn)

Selection for behavioural traits
(Introducer: Peter Friedrich, Workshop facilitator: Erling Strandberg, Notes: Helle Friis Proschowsky)

Formation of national and international platforms for collaborative efforts
(Introducer: Brenda Bonnett, Workshop facilitator: Bruce Fogle, Notes: Elisabeth Rhodin, Invited: Urs Giger)

6th March 2012, 09:27 PM
They are just so far ahead of us...wouldn't it be fantastic to have that here?

Would love to know if anyone from the KC is attending!!

6th March 2012, 10:21 PM
That is great!!
Exactly what I was thinking, the Swedes are always miles ahead of us in so many facets of society!

6th March 2012, 11:00 PM
Just thinking about the discussion over on the PDE2 threads and the total LACK of harmonising nationally in UK much less internationally with other neurologists, of definitions of CM and therefore how important this bit would be:

Harmonisation of screening procedures and certifications

Of course not helped by confusion either over the KC/BVA scheme launch(which is an attempt to harmonise CMSM scans) and lack of support from many breeders including club committee members busy encouraging UK breeders to use an alternative confection they have thought up, with no such standardised scrutiny (the kind of standardised scrutiny which CKCS breeders said they wanted for many years!). :sl*p: