Why this website?
Dog is man's best friend. Canids bring support, inspiration and great pleasure to us. We share an old alliance for more than 10.000 years. Dogs were bred as types but a lot of mixing occurred. The last century dog breeding changed dramatically. Many dogs are bred as breeds and focus has strongly been on few excellent looking studs.
We could take care of the genetic background and health better than we have done. The first crucial step in breeding healthier dogs is good data. Enthusiasm all over the world can be shared on internet in ways that benefit dogs health and breeding efforts. Internet is the ultimate way to collaborate to achieve a good database. With this data we can provide better understanding and insight on our canid breeds and their population genetics.
Dogs Global - Pedigree
A second website is currently being built. This website will facilitate the maintainance of dog breeds. Besides pedigrees it will be possible to upload photo's. But the best part is: this website will facilitate breeding as well. Why is this so important? Below is a video, which explains how genetic management can be done.
The first step to improvement is understanding. And genetics is not an easy topic. A video commissioned by the International Leonberger Union was made the together with Sharon Springel and Wilma Kroon.