This is DBRG’s the first Annual Report in which an outline of its activities during 2017 are outlined. It precedes the official registration with the Charity Commission as a registered charitable trust (No. 1176163). Highlights include the first DBRG Symposium in collaboration with the University of Surrey Vet School in October and attendance at the international Dog Health Workshop in Paris in April. Several position papers were completed as well as written submissions to key Government consultations associated with animal welfare.