International conference „Pedigree Dogs: Breeding, Reputation, Welfare and Challenges“ 

On 30-31 July, 2019 in Vilnius under the patronage of the FCI European Section the Lithuanian Kennel Club is holding the fourth international conference focusing on pedigree dogs, their breeding, health and welfare.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the key stakeholders of canine world to discuss some of the major issues related to pedigree dogs that the world is facing today, to exchange and share their experience and best practices and to encourage international cooperation.

The main theme of the conference is „Pedigree Dogs: Breeding, Reputation, Welfare and Challenges“. The subthemes of the event include communication and education about, welfare, health and responsible breeding of pedigree dogs as well as the roles of national canine organisations, breed clubs, judges and breeders in educating society and promoting pedigree dogs.

The presentations will cover general topics related to aforementioned aspects related to pedigree dogs, examples of projects and good practices of the kennel clubs to promote responsible breeding and discussions on how responsible breeding and effective communication could contribute to the improved reputation of pedigree dogs.

Preliminary panel of speakers: Sean Delmar (the Irish Kennel Club), Alpay Ozkan (Turkey), Lee Anne Bateman (Canada), Elaine J Lessig (USA), Simon Luxmoore (UK), Attila Marton (Hungary), Ekaterina Domogatskaya (the Russian Kennel Club), Ramunė Kazlauskaitė (the Lithuanian Kennel Club).

The working language of the event is English.

Attendance of the conference is free of charge.

For information on previous conferences please see here: