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Breeding and welfare policies of 15 national kennel clubs

S. Wang, D. Laloë, F. M. Missant and others

Veterinary Journal (2018) 234, 130–5

doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.02.018

• What did the research find?

The most important concerns reported by 15 national kennel clubs were exaggerated morphological features and inherited disorders of dogs. In the UK, Denmark and Sweden, finding the balance between increased regulation and the risk of losing members was also cited as an additional concern.

Although there were large differences between kennel clubs in their approach to breeding policies and management, the awareness about improving the breeding and health of pedigree dogs was strong among the surveyed countries.

• How was it conducted?

This study investigated differences between kennel clubs in different countries in the management of dog breeding, health and welfare.

In total 15 national kennel clubs provided responses to the survey: 11 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, …

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