82-country Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI)#1 General
Assembly meeting in Rome on October 25 and 26, 2006, the FCI
General Committee made the following decisions regarding the
Canadian Kennel Club (CKC)#2 effective January 1, 2007;
That Canadian Kennel Club judges will no longer be allowed to
officiate at FCI International CACIB dog shows.
Pedigrees issued by the Canadian Kennel Club will no longer be
recognized by the FCI.
title of Canadian Kennel Club Champion will no longer be
accepted for entry in the Champion Class at FCI International
The FCI said that this action was due to the continuous lack of
communication and response from the Canadian Kennel Club, due to
the fact that the CKC does not recognize the pedigrees from many
of our FCI members and contract partners and due to the lack of
common orientation between the two organizations, the Canadian
Kennel Club judges will no longer be allowed to officiate at FCI
international CACIB shows as of January 1st 2007.
Fédération Cynologique Internationale was created on May 22nd,
1911 with the aim to promote and protect cynology (the
study of canines) and purebred dogs by any means it
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale is the World Canine
Organization. It includes 82
members and contract partners (one member per
country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own
judges. The AKC is not a member of the FCI although it
founding nations of the FCI were:
(Kartell für das Deutsche Hundewesen en und Die Delegierten
* Austria (Osterreichischer Kynologenverband)
* Belgium (Société Royale Saint-Hubert)
* France (Société Centrale Canine de France)
* Netherlands (Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in
The FCI recognizes 338 breeds. Each of the breeds is the 'property'
of a specific country. The 'owner' countries of the breeds write
the standard of these breeds (description of the ideal type of
the breed), in co-operation with the Standards and Scientific
Commissions of the FCI, and the translation and updating are
carried out by the FCI. These standards are in fact the
reference on which the judges base themselves when judging in
shows held in the FCI member countries.
The FCI makes sure that the pedigrees and judges are mutually
recognized by all the FCI members.
Every member country conducts international shows as well as
working trials. The results are sent to the FCI office where
they are input into computers. When a dog has been awarded a
certain number of awards, it can receive the title of
International Beauty or Working Champion. These titles are
confirmed by the FCI.
In addition, via the national canine organization and the FCI,
every breeder can ask for international protection of his/her
The FCI publishes a trimestrial magazine in four languages
(French, English, German and Spanish). Any information on this
publication are available from STRATEGO, Muhlenweg 4, 7221 Marz,
The FCI keeps a list of all the judges appointed by its
Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI)
CKC Divorced by FCI
FCI Circular 125/2006