AKC and AKC/CHF Breeders’ Symposium to be Held in Pomona, California

The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation will be presenting a Canine...

The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation will be presenting a Canine Breeders’ Symposium hosted by the Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine located Pomona, California on Saturday, April 4, 2009. The symposium is open to all breeders, experienced and novice, plus anyone with a true dedication to dogs. The program will include topics relevant to a modern and responsible approach to canine breeding and medicine. The symposium will offer dog breeders a forum to meet, learn, and share ideas, concerns and expertise. The event will feature such speakers as the renowned Claudia Orlandi, PhD presenting her ABC’s of Dog Breeding program, Dana Bleiffer, DVM, DACT on Canine Reproduction, Peter Vogel, DVM, DACVS talking on Hip Dysplasia, Deborah Greco, DVM, PhD, will speak on Nutrition, John Tegzes, MA, VMD, DABVT on Common Household Toxins, Victoria Lea Voith, DVM, PhD, DACVB speaking on Genetic Breed Identification, Kristopher Irizarry, PhD, on Using the Canine Genome for Observable Traits and others who will speak on canine breeding and health issues.

This is a one day program. The cost of general admission is $95. For those wanting Continuing Education Credits, the cost is $200. This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 6 hours of continuing educational credits. The cost includes conference material featuring ABC’s of Dog Breeding, and breakfast and lunch.