All-party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group

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The All-party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group (APDAWG) is an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) set up in 2017 to explore, highlight, discuss and challenge dog-related activities, legislation, and trends with the overall aim of improving the health and welfare of the UK's dogs and dog owners, and society in general.

APDAWG members

APDAWG is chaired by Rosie Duffield MP, with vice-chairs including Sir Roger Gale MP, Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Jane Stevenson MP, Kerry McCarthy MP, Sheryll Murray MP, Wayne David MP, Margaret Ferrier MP, and Christina Rees MP.

APDAWG Meetings

March 21st, 2023 'The Dog Bite Problem Part 2: ‘Is It The Dogs?’ brought leading industry experts in the field of breeding, training & behaviour together to discuss epigenetics, breed specific legislation (BSL) & the role that current dog training & breeding practices have on the rise in dangerous dogs.[1]

November 15th, 2022 ‘The Dog Bite Problem Part 1: The Facts’ brought together some of the nation’s finest academics, researchers & front line workers to raise awareness on what we know, what we don’t yet know & outlines the beginning of a strategy to address this complex problem from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The panel included dog behaviour expert Hannah Molloy, vet and epidemiologist Dr John Tulloch, consultant plastic & hand surgeon Dr Andrea Jester, senior lecturer in human-animal interaction Dr Carri Westgarth, and animal behaviourist & welfare campaigner Jordan Shelley.[2]

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