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Kennel Club to host International Dog Health Workshop

5th April 2019 - 2:27 PM


The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs, is hosting the fourth International Dog Health Workshop on behalf of the International Partnership For Dogs (IPFD) from May 30th to June 1st.

Taking place at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor, the three-day event brings together forward-thinking dog health advocates; practitioners of change; breed clubs; health, welfare and breeding experts and organisations; vets and academics from across the world to facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of dogs.

The themes for the 2019 event span the definition of breeds, dog populations, breed-specific health strategies, genetic testing, and exaggerations and extremes in conformation.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary and Vice Chairman of the IPFD, commented: “We are looking forward to welcoming some of the most eminent and influential names in global dog health to the UK for the International Dog Health Workshop.

“The previous three workshops – held in Stockholm in 2012, Dortmund in 2015 and Paris in 2017 – show how the event has developed and inspired so much great work for the benefit of dogs across the world.

“This workshop event is for anyone involved in or passionate about dog health, from Breed Health Co-ordinators to vets, who wants to explore, learn, debate and connect, and importantly plan and take action collaboratively for the future health of all dogs. There are many impressive speakers presenting and opportunities for discussion, as well as connecting with other participants who are committed to making a difference for dogs.”

The International Dog Health Workshop takes place bi-annually and at locations across the world. The event this year also hosts the International Canine Health Awards, which take place on the 30th May in Windsor and celebrate the world’s finest researchers and scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs.   

Registration for the workshop and further information is available at https://doghealthworkshop2019.co.uk/


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