I was really looking forward to this seminar with ALL the big wigs from the SCC and different commissions of the SCC. Interesting information, lots of time to talk and ask questions; timetable to a T. All very well organized with breaks and enough food for all! Bravo.
parking for the day:17€
Gas plus tolls: 25?30€
Got my colleague to do my classes.
Up at 5 ( as is often the case)back at 7pm because I left before then end of the event, dogs having been alone for a real long time!
Let me tell you; it was worth every second and cent.http://www.antagene.com/index.php?page_id=656&rubrique_id=133&coderub1=3&coderub2=0&coderub3=33&langue=L1&menu=
I will try to resume it in a few lines for all of us, interested in the survival of the breed, our breed. Not tonite though. I am going to take care of my dogs!
Sneak preview: lots of talk about overusing same studs( worse in a small breed), and eliminating carriers of anything and potentially sick dogs reduces by 75% the stock we have in our breed.
That means that all dogs will have (again) same names in pedigrees and we will be working with 25% of our breed's potential.
Pretty scary, I say.
Pr Bernard Denis(colors and genetic diversity), Grégoire Leroy( genetic diversity in breeds) and Pauline Anfray ( manages Chiens-Online SCC website)
Dr Catherine André, who is in charge of research at CNRS in Rennes ( epilepsy in breeds, among which the "Barbet"; Dr Gilles Chaudieu, specialist in eye diseases whom some of us saw in 2005.
Grégoire Leroy in front of a room full of breeders (150 people)talking about pedigrees and databases.(I recorded the answer on my MP3)Working with falsified information is lethal.
Lobbying does pay off. "Madame Fichter and the Barbet". I am now identified....