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Jarl, Olga, 2016. Analys och förarbete till vägledning för kontroll av hundavel. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health



Dog breeding have been focusing on exterior traits for hundreds of years. This has brought diseases and functional limitation. Every breed has its regulations controlled by the breeds’ breed standard. These breed standards describe how the dogs should look and which dogs that they are allowed to breed with. Rhodesian ridgeback has an iconic exterior trait, the ridge that is connected to the dermois sinus which is a very painful skin disease. This disease could be illuminated if you choose the right individuals to breed with, if you would breed an individual with “ridge” and one without, the disease would never affect any offspring. But the Rhodesian ridgeback breed standards regulations forbid individuals without “ridge” to be included in the breeding. There are other examples where the breed standard is in the way for a healthier dog breeding.
There are laws to direct the dog breeding, it states that it is forbidden to breed with individuals where there is a risk for inheritance of diseases or functional limitation. The law is controlled by Regional Office, the Swedish animal law control authority. This BSc thesis purpose is to research if the animal welfare inspections include checking dog breeders for if they breed on genetic abnormalities.
The results show that Regional Office are not controlling the rules regarding breeding, they don´t have the time or the knowledge. Without formal inspection on if breeding is done on individuals that should not be included in breeding. It´s also a sign that a control guidance is necessary. The paper presents suggestions on how the control can be executed better and how a control guidance should be written.

Main title:Analys och förarbete till vägledning för kontroll av hundavel
Authors:Jarl, Olga
Supervisor:Lidfors, Lena
Examiner:Rehn, Therese
Series:Studentarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Volume/Sequential designation:671
Year of Publication:2016
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:VK002 Ethology and Animal Welfare - Bachelor's Programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
Keywords:hundavel, kontrollvägledning, djurskydd, länsstyrelsen
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Legislation
Animal genetics and breeding
Deposited On:30 Sep 2016 11:10
Metadata Last Modified:30 Sep 2016 11:10

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