Tradition requires that Season's Greetings be expressed until 31 January! Well I'm a traditionalist! Consequently, instead of conveying my very best wishes to all of you, let me tell my warm, sincere and "global" thanks to all those who work hard, constantly and on a daily basis to ensure that our 4-legged friends get the place they deserve in our families and our society!

On another tone, I want to point out how important the development of cynology is within the FCI. Our Office located in Thuin, Belgium, has to adapt and adjust to that reality. I'm proud and very happy to see the works of our building extension come to an end! The FCI will have modern and comfortable facilities to host its Committees and Commissions meetings and will be happy to show its gallery and museum/library to any visitor.

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Yves De Clercq
FCI Executive Director
Education of the Youth – When if not now?
„We expect more young people get involved with the cynology, enhance responsibility of dog owners and in doing so expect more tolerance towards our pets and our hobby“
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«Home advantage alone cannot ensure a World Championship title»
The 25th World Championships in the canine sport discipline IPO will be held in Switzerland again for the first time in 15 years from 10 - 13 September. Around 130 entrants from 30 countries are expected to attend in Delémont in the Autumn.
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125 years of dog shows in The Netherlands later to be known as Amsterdam Winner Show
Cynophilia, one of the founders of the Dutch canine organisation “Raad van Beheer” is celebrating their 125th anniversary. Cynophilia was established on 1st April, 1890 and held its first show in Scheveningen within six months.
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Activities for young people organised in Mexico by Federación Canófila Mexicana, A.C. (FCM)
The Federación Canófila Mexicana, A.C. (FCM), during the biggest and most important dog show in the country (ExpoCan), held conformation shows (all-breed, group and breed specialties), Obedience, Agility, rally, military & police exhibitions, breed booths and, of course, junior handling competitions.
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World premiere for online critiques
The Danish Kennel Club has, as the first kennel club in the world, introduced electronic critiques that are available on the internet immediately after the judging. At the Danish Kennel Club international dog show in Fredericia last weekend, a new IT-system had its world premiere and the ring staff could say goodbye to the good old typewriters.
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Knowledge, Crafts and Entertainment at the Lithuanian Winter Shows
In addition to huge number of participants and large variety of dog breeds competing for the Best in Show Winner, the winter shows organised by the Lithuanian Kennel Club featured numerous activities for the youngest show visitors and young people willing to broaden their cynological knowledge.
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The domestication and first utilizations of the dog (part 5/5)
The function of waste scavenger is well known today for dogs, especially in big cities in the Middle East. Remains of human meals, garbage, peelings, carcasses, excrements etc… disappear thanks to them. It is quite possible that the dog played this role in the Palaeolithic camps and Neolithic villages.
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Photo Gallery
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  • Shows calendar
  • Championships calendar
  • Races and coursing calendar
  • Visit the FCI stand at a selection of dog shows in 2015 !

    28-29 March in Luxembourg (LU)
    7-10 May in Baku (AZ)
    11-14 June at FCI World Dog Show in Milan (IT)
    4-6 September at FCI European Section Dog Show in Lillestrom/Oslo (NO)
    9-11 October in Athens (GR)

    As usual you will have the opportunity to take our quiz and try to win Cobby, the FCI mascot !

    We look forward to meeting you!

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Online Catalogue
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