2023 IWDBA Breeder’s Workshop - Event Info

The International Working Dog Breeding Association (IWDBA) is pleased to announce the 2023 Breeder’s Workshop “Genetically improving the whole dogin Vancouver Canada on May 1-2 and May 3 for an optional opportunity for on of two optional hands-on practice sessions in Behavioral Scoring or Reproduction.

The IWDBA 2023 Breeder’s Workshop will take place immediately following the International Guide Dog Federation Conference. Further details to follow.


Topics and levels are appropriate for breeding managers, veterinarians and staff involved with behavioral measures of any level. Sessions will be led by industry leaders on topics including:

  • Health and Behavior
  • Assessing gait  for working dogs
  • Reproduction 
  • Selecting best young dogs as parents 
  • Genetic Selection


The world-renowned Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada.

Registration and hotel costs

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Are you a breeder or a veterinarian? *
Are you a member of ADI? *
Are you a member of the IGDF? *
Are you a member of the IWDBA? *

Check back for updated information on registration and hotel costs as well as when registration opens. 

Registration priority will be given to IGDF, ADI and IWDBA members.   

Submit this registration form to indicate your interest in attending the conference. 

If you are a breeder or veterinarian, please indicate your interest to get on our mailing list so we can contact you when registration opens for your group if space is available.   

For questions contact us at kelly.havlena@iwdr.org or click here.