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National Dog Breeder Day

The National Dog Breeder Convention

20th – 25th November 2023 

A squad of incredible experts join us for 2023’s National Dog Breeder Convention. This virtual conference brings together breeders, enthusiasts, and pet professionals to explore critical canine topics which will revolutionise the lives of dogs across the globe.

And the best news of all? It’s completely free to attend.

National Dog Breeder Convention

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Inspiring Experts

Jessica Hekman – Epigenetics & Parental Influence on Puppies

Jessica joins us to explore Epigenetics & Parental Influence on Puppies. With a PHD and years of research into the biology of behaviour under her belt, this session is set to have your glued to your screen, furiously taking notes!

Catherine Stowell – Ultrasounds for breeders

Catherine is going to take us on a deep dive into the benefits of using ultrasound technology for breeders. Cut through confusion and learn from a qualified sonographer on how ultrasounds can revolutionise diagnosis and health outcomes for dogs.

Dr. Nick Thompson – Raw Feeding the Pregnant and Lactating Bitch

Nick is a holistic veterinarian and the founding president of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society.
He joins us to reveal the far-reaching health benefits of raw feeding and to discuss the feeding of calcium to lactating bitches.

Dr David Hughes MRCVS – Care of Neonates

David is a Veterinary Surgeon, show enthusiast and an expert in emergency and critical care as well as canine reproduction. Join David for an eye opening exploration on how to take exceptional care of your neonatal puppies.

Beverley Cuddy – Championing Ethical Dog Breeders

Beverley is an Animal Welfare Campaigner, Podcaster and Editor of Dog’s Today magazine. She’s passionate about ethical dog breeding and joins us to celebrate National Dog Breeder Day where we’ll shine a spotlight on ethical breeders far and wide.

Rebecca Walters – Education, Standardisation & Raising The Bar

Rebecca is the founder of Pupstarts, an animal welfare consultant and the face behind ethical dog breeding education. She’ll be revealing why education and standardisation is essential to transforming the industry – plus revealing all about a brand new qualification launching for dog breeders and professionals.

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National Dog Breeder Convention
All sessions will be recorded, so If you’re unable to join us live, you can catch up on demand. Plus bag yourself 10 hours of Professional Development Recognition.
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November is national dog breeder day

National Dog Breeder Day – 25th November

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The National Dog Breeder Convention finishes up with a celebration of ethical and responsible breeders on National Dog Breeder Day.

Dog breeders have been hiding in the shadows long enough, feeling ashamed to declare who we are and what we do. As ethical and responsible dog breeders, we work incredibly hard and put our all into the dogs and puppies we share our lives with.

Public opinion of dog breeders may be tarnished with bad press about breeders who do not put their dogs and puppies’ well-being first. But we know there are a considerable number of breeders, dedicated to raising well-planned litters that are given top-notch care every step of the journey.

Ethical Dog Breeders Unite!

When we champion the work, dedication and skill behind ethical and responsible breeding, we pave the way for transformational change.

It is through highlighting and celebrating responsible dog breeders that we’ll raise the bar and reduce the number of dogs who end up in rescue.

Plus, we’ll educate the general public on what to look for in a good breeder, so they can make well-informed choices.

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When we champion the work, dedication and skill behind ethical and responsible breeding, we pave the way for transformational change.

It is through highlighting and celebrating responsible dog breeders that we’ll raise the bar and reduce the number of dogs who end up in rescue.

Plus, we’ll educate the general public on what to look for in a good breeder, so they can make well-informed choices.

Have you heard?

There is a Level 3 qualification especially for dog breeders! This is your opportunity to learn, develop your skills, connect with other responsible breeders, AND get qualified!

In a year or two from now, owners will be asking ‘are you qualified to breed?’

And that’ll be sweet music to our ears. Finally there is a way to get the knowledge you need and a hallmark of excellence to showcase your professionalism.

You heard it here first!

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