The Kennel Club is encouraging the owners and breeders of
Rottweilers, Irish Wolfhounds and Deerhounds to assist with
research being carried out by the University of Nottingham's School
of Veterinary Medicine and Science.
The Kennel Club is helping to promote the university's Owner and
Breeder Open Forum Days for various breeds, organised by Mark
Dunning, a Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Internal
The first Owner and Breeder Open Forum Day will be held on 30th
November 2013 at the University of Nottingham's School of
Veterinary Medicine and Science and will be focussed on
Rottweilers. Subsequent days planned for Irish Wolfhounds and
Deerhounds will take place early in 2014.
Mark Dunning says: "The Owner and Breeder Open Forum Day will work
as an interactive forum, where owners and breeders of dogs, along
with the clinicians and researchers at the University of
Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, can get
together to discuss the health issues that appear most troublesome
to those owning and caring for the dogs on a daily basis.
This will hopefully lead to some exciting developments in the
diagnosis, treatment and ultimately eradication of those conditions
that are perceived as most important by the owners and breeders
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, added: "The aim of these
days and the projects that may develop as a result is to enhance
the health of the breeds in question. All owners and breeders
who take part will be playing a vital role in the future health of
their breed and we would encourage them to support the University
of Nottingham with this research.
"The Kennel Club is continuing to collaborate with dog owners and
breeders across many breeds to help improve the health and welfare
of dogs and these Owner and Breeder Open Forum Days are part of
this important work."
For more information and to attend this event, download a
registration form from
Alternatively, for further information, please contact Mark Dunning