The RR Academy is aimed at a smaller group of participants (maximum 50), who already have some practical experience in handling and breeding of the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Presentations and panel discussions will focus on two topics. Participants have the opportunity to express their views and thoughts in the circle of experienced breeders, breed judges and enthusiasts. Registration for the RR academy is now available at the registration website: https://rrwc2020.de/registrtaion-prices/
For RRWC participants, the booking is free of charge. For all others, participation fee will be EUR 45,-.
RR Academy Program: From the inside to the outside of breeding (working title, tbd)
Dr. med. Steffen Schock, FCi judge, Johokwe Kennel, DEU
Orit Nevo, Executive Manager Israel Kennel Club, FCI judge, Rich-Rach Kennel, ISR
Morning Session: The studying of the standard, defining its structure, evaluating the movement (working title, tbd)
BSC, MA, DipCABT Dorothy McGoldrick, KC Judge, Villagedog RRs Kennel, BE
Afternoon Session: To outcross or not to outcross, that is the question --
Different aspects of linebreeding
The RR Academy will be helt in English at the Congress Center Dortmund. More information for participants will be available soon.
Liz Megginson, Patroness of RRWC and Chairlady SARRC,
Linda Costa, Vice-President RR parent club Zimbabwe
Opening, statements, history and outlook
Prof. Dr. Andrea Fischer, University of Munich
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in Ridgebacks; diagnosis, test, statistics, therapy.
Prof. Dr. Martin S. Fischer, University of Jena
Dogs in motion; new insights into the motion sequences and the coherences between skeleton, musculature and locomotion.
Prof. Dr. Ottmar Distl, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
Latest study results on the development of the dermoid sinus (DS) test from 2019/2020
Dr. Cornelia Renczes, Veterinary Surgeon & Ridgeback Breeder
Experiences, findings 6 statistics from ridgeless matings
At the end of day 1: BBQ Evening
Dr. Konrad Blendinger, Veterinary Srugeon specialized for Reproduction, Managing Director Blendivet,
Artifical insemination, practical implementation, type of sperm, results and problems, evaluation of the international survey among RR breeders
LABOKLIN, Laboratory for Clinical Diagnostics
Degenrative myelopathies (DM) in ridgebacks, diagnosis, testing, statistics, therapy.
Dr. Maximilian Koerner, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zuerich
Modern cancer treatment in dogs
Kate Kitchenham, TV Presenter and Science Journalist, MA Cultural Anthropology & Zoology focus on Behavioural Research
Epigenetic & Behaviour of RRs
Giovanna Baccini-Carr & Dr. Hans Gerd Luesse
Natural hunting instincts of untrained Ridgebacks; a comparison between Africa & Europe (Italy)
The standard workshop on stage: International RR-judges interpret the standard conformity on stage at different Ridgebacks.
At the end of day 2: Gala Dinner
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