The Whippet Breed Council - Online Presentations
Future Event (8th June 2021) Mr. Espen Engh - Whippets around the World
Future Event (18th May 2021) Professor Virginia Luis Fuentes - Whippets & Hearts
20/04/2021 19:00Hrs (BST)
More than 100 years of Whippets
Mr. Bo Bengston
At the International Whippet Congress in 2018 Bo Bengston gave a presentation on more than 100 years of Whippets. He is a renowned enthusiast, breeder, international judge, historian and award winning author who is highly respected across the world and we are delighted that he has agreed to share with us his presentation on the development of our breed.
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Breed Health Improvement:- 'finding the balance'
Mr. Ian Seath
In this presentation Ian Seath will talk about approaches to breed health improvement and why every breed needs a health strategy. The Whippet Breed Health and Conservation Plan is still under development with the Kennel Club and there is useful data already available from previous health surveys. The challenge is knowing where it will be best to put our effort. The presentation will cover areas where it might be useful to focus attention and discuss how breeders can make use of DNA tests and clinical screening programmes, as well as some of the pitfalls to be aware of. There will be an opportunity for a question and answer discussion after Ian's presentation.
Ian Seath is Chairman of the Dachshund Breed Council and a member of their Health Committee. As a KC Director, he also serves on the Breed Standards and Conformation Sub-group of the Dog Health Group. He writes a monthly column: "Best of Health", for Our Dogs.