Canine Breeder’s Symposium to be Held in Colorado

A canine breeder's symposium will be presented by the American Kennel Club and AKC Canine Health...

A canine breeder's symposium will be presented by the American Kennel Club and AKC Canine Health Foundation October 14-15, 2006.

The symposium is open to veteran canine breeders, novices or anyone with a dedicated interest in dogs. With the help of veterinary colleges and dog clubs across the country, the AKC and CHF program will include presentations by leading veterinarians, researchers and breeders on topics relevant to a modern and responsible approach to canine medicine and breeding. The symposium offers dog breeders a forum to meet, learn and share ideas, concerns and expertise. Hosted by University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora, CO. the event will also feature the ABCs of Breeding given by keynote speaker Claudia Orlandi, PhD and Future Dog: Breeding for Genetic Soundness. Guest speakers include Greg Burns, DVM, Robin Downing, DVM, Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD and Eddie Dziuk.

Among the many topics to be discussed will be canine reproduction, pain management, cancer and the Canine Health Information Center. The cost of attendance is $125.00. To register, go to: In the top right corner of the screen click on "RSVP for an Event" Under Respond to an Invitation, enter the event code 5KNC9ZXAW2J. Near the top left next to the Information tab, click on the word 'Register'. Check-in opens Saturday at 7:30 AM.

This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.


For further information, please call:

Erika Werne

Director, Canine Research & Education with the AKC Canine Health Foundation.