Through genetic controls it is possible to avoid or at least reduce the risk of hereditary genetic diseases
The WDF is a Federation founded in 2017 to bring the dog breed health project to the world, a very ambitious mission that intends to bring a variant of the breeder's working method to the world cynological scene, in fact defined as the World Federation of Dog Science was founded by the President of the ICBD in Italy who, after years of studying dog breeds and their latent pathologies, decided to create an apolitical system with noble ethical principles that if followed to the end will lead to the resolution of the genetic defects that all they know.
In fact today in many national canine organizations and associations of different countries have put into practice the WDF directives for the genetic protection of the world heritage of dog breeds, carrying out great results in the advanced selection of healthy and balanced subjects, many over time have dedicated more attention to beauty of the show dog, always selecting the most hypertypical to extremes in order to be increasingly strange but in demand, and then perhaps refusing other factors such as new colors or coats for political reasons.
But WDF is different and focuses its attention and commitment by putting health and longevity selection first, following the path of the past with current technology.
There are many states that need to be involved in the project, and the work is hard and arduous, but with the right intentions.
So far, the qualities needed to be part of it are:
effective birth control;
Storage of biological samples, DNA;
Control of hereditary diseases before the reproduction of the subjects;
Patents approved for character tests to be conducted for all breeds.
Breeding selection and professionalization of breeders through training courses that will make breeding in all professional sectors.
Working test for working and hunting breeds.
So the unique objectives of the states that want to join the project are the control, selection and improvement of the races, under a unique genetic profile.