|SOCIETY FOR CANINE GENETIC HEALTH AND ETHICS|
Health - Ethics - Theory - Ideology
During the last century, man has bred the dog mainly according to its
conformation. As a result, nearly 400 dog breeds exist, of which many are
numerically small. Skilled devotees, veterinarians, geneticists and
biologists have started to be concerned about the numerous diseases and
defects as well as behavioural problems of the modern dog. Many of these
problems result from one-sided, show-driven breeding as well as inbreeding
used to meet the objectives.
Society for Canine Genetic Health and Ethics aims at better welfare of the
dog. Society is concerned about health problems resulting from exaggerated
breed standards. It also worries about the factors that weaken the ability
of the dog to adjust to the modern society. One of the goals of the
Society is to support research that rises the level of knowledge about
canine genetics and behaviour, and so enables better welfare of the dog.
Society aims to release the findings of the studies available and
understandable for every interested breeder and puppy purchaser. Awareness
of the general public must be increased. As the most important thing in
the dog's life is the human and his choices, the social links (points in
common) have to be considered as well.
Planned breeding programs to function as hoped-for requires co-operation
of everyone involved, as well as information provided by research. The
Society aspires to co-operation with different groups and quarters home
and abroad. Universities at the field, politicians, professionals in
genetics and veterinary medicine, everyone is welcome to join us in the
struggle for a healthier dog.
If you wish to back our endeavour, you can join the Society as a
supporting member. For the supporting members the Society offers
scientific information in an understandable form as well as interesting
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