As from now the NVWA, Dutch Authorities for Animal Welfare (amongst others)  can use the criteria drawn up by the University of Utrecht at a much more targeted level. And, the NVWA says, they will!

The Chodsky Pes or Bohemian shepherd dog is a small shepherd from the Czech Republic.

A French court sentenced the Dutch breeder and judge Cornelia Keizer to 4 months imprisonment. According to the ruling, Emperor would have been guilty of both breeding wolf dogs without the correct papers,and maltreatment of the dogs.

A Markiesje was recently sired by a Powderpuff, also known as a Chinese Crested Powderpuff. That gave quite a few comments on the social media. Why did the breeders do this? The Markiesje is a Dutch breed whose studbooks are still open.

“She is famous in the world of Saarloos wolfhonden and a well known name in the French and European cynology.” (Cornelia is) more than just a breeder, she is an artist who continuously improves the breed with both the eye of a painter and that of an engineer. Her first priority is structure.

Herpes belongs to a group of viruses we know only too well. It is a so-called DNA virus, which means that it is not actually alive but a "chunk" of DNA that can penetrate into the nucleus of certain cells and remain present for life. Several variants of it are known.

A big dog breeder from Belgium, Rudy Guedens, is not getting government approaval for expanding his puppymill. His application to start a dog breeding company in Lummen was rejected for the second time.

Last May 119 animals were confisquated in Le Briqueterie; Saarlooswolfdogs, Csech wolfdogs and crosses of the two. Le Briqueterie is a kennel in the French Ardennes, run bu judge Cornelia Keizer.

151 dogs were confiscated yesterday in French-speaking Belgium, in the town of Remicourt. After years of complaints from local residents, but also from animal welfare organizations, the government has finally finally taken action.

Only a few people in the world of Dutch (and Dachshund) cynology may not have heard it, the confiscation of 150 dachshunds due to neglect of two teckel breeders, at the same address, acting under the kennel names Vliegende Kiep and Wie Anders.

In case of bitches in labour where things seem to be stagnating, many veterinarians prescribe oxytocin as a very common thing. The opinions about the ease with which it is used vary a lot. Time to take a closer look.