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International Working Dog Breeding Association Breeders Workshop

September 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - September 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Guide Dogs Queensland would like to invite you to attend the

International Working Dog Breeding Association Breeders Workshop

Improving the genetics of puppies born over successive generations requires the use of genetically superior young dogs for breeding.

Success in this area requires an in-depth knowledge of the field.

We will hear about the essential practical steps for any size breeding program to genetically improve your dogs.

You will learn about:

  • Estimated Breeding Values – how they work, what data is needed and how to use them to select breeders;
  • How to use genetic selection to improve hip and elbow quality, skin allergies and otitis, thunderstorm fear and other traits;
  • Scoring aspects of behaviour using the Behaviour Checklist (BCL), the genetics of behaviour and how to use the data to improve your dogs;
  • Using the International Working Dog Registry (IWDR) to identify which dogs have the best genes, manage your data and provide opportunities for collaboration.


Conference details

When: 20 – 22 September 2018

Where: Guide Dogs Queensland Head Office at Bald Hills and Eatons Hill Hotel. More information to follow.

Registration fees: $500 plus booking fees*

Registration fees include lunch and dinner on the 20 and 21 September. 

*Accommodation is not included. Discount code available below for Eatons Hill Hotel.


Conference schedule 

To view the full conference schedule click here!

Guide Dogs Queensland is very excited to confirm the following invited speakers:


Dr Bob Proesmans

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Ms Jane Russenberger, B.S

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Mr Eldin A. Leighton, Ph.D.

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Accommodation details

Guide Dogs Queensland has arranged a discount code for accommodation booked at the Eatons Hill Hotel.

To utilise this discount follow the below steps:

  • Go to http://www.eatonshillhotel.com.au/
  • Select ‘Book Accommodation’ and enter the dates you wish to book
  • There will be a box that asks for a code, click the ‘Add Code’ drop box and select ‘Rate Access / Corporate Rate Code’.
  • Enter the code ‘GDA’ and this will show your discounted rate which includes breakfast. This code is valid for nights of the 20th – 21st of September.

Be quick! There are limited spots available for the discounted accommodation.


If you have any questions regarding the event please contact Keiran on +61 7 3500 9040 or email [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there! 


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September 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
September 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm