The directory of kennel names registered with the FCI

What is a kennel name? A kennel name is a breeding name that appears in all official documents such as pedigrees. A kennel name may be used as a prefix – ex.: CHARMANT bobby suffix – ex.: Bobby de la VERTE VALLEE How to register a kennel name with the FCI Breeders should contact their national canine organisation to lodge a kennel name registration application. The list of all kennel names registered in the FCI's international directory is available on . All breeders are encouraged to visit our website when choosing a kennel name in order to check whether or not the kennel name they wish to have registered already exists. All member countries –full members, associate members and contract partners– should send their registration applications to the FCI General Secretariat. The FCI Kennel Names Department will deal with these kennel name applications in the order in which they are received . Once confirmation and encoding have been completed, the list of applications is sent back to the national canine organisation, bearing an official stamp to indicate that the kennel name was granted and registered. The FCI General Secretariat notifies the canine organisation when a proposed kennel name has already been assigned to another country. In such circumstances, the breeder should submit a proposal for a new kennel name to their national canine organisation. All member countries manage their own kennel names departments under their own national regulations; thus, the FCI is not able to provide breeders with advice. A kennel name that is registered in the FCI's international directory of kennel names MUST appear on all official documents. As can be seen from the FCI's website , all kennel names are registered as one word, in non-diacritical characters, in order to have an accurate and comprehensive view of all names and thus avoid any potential duplication. This is also the reason why determiners are enclosed in brackets at the end of the name, e.g.: VALLEE VERTE (de la). However, this does not affect the official kennel name as requested by the breeder and granted by the FCI General Secretariat. All computer text symbols (e.g. @, www…) will be rejected. What is the joint ownership of a kennel name? Pursuant to the Standing Orders of the FCI ( ) art. 9, 4. d), “A breeder cannot register more than one kennel name for all breeds bred by him”; art. 9, 4. e), “Breeding associations of two or more persons must apply for their own joint kennel name; the above rules apply*. The FCI must be notified of any change in the composition of the association.” * Items 4) a) b) c) and d) of article 9 in the Standing Orders of the FCI must be taken into account: a) Dogs cannot bear a kennel name other than that of their breeder. Deemed to be the breeder is the owner of the bitch at the time of mating. When a pregnant bitch is sold, the seller's written permission must be obtained before the purchaser's kennel name can be given to the pups. b) A dog's name and kennel name cannot be altered once they have been officially recorded. c) A national canine organisation can add the FCI registered kennel name on the pedigrees if the breed in question is recognised by the national canine organisation issuing the pedigree and/or by the FCI. d) A breeder cannot register more than one kennel name for all breeds bred by him. Explanation: If the owner of a kennel name wishes to enter into the joint ownership of another kennel name, they must ask for the removal of the kennel name they might already possess on their own account. If the two owners of a kennel name wish to create an association, two options are provided: one of the two owners should have their kennel name removed, and enter into the joint ownership of the other kennel name or both owners waive their respective kennel names and apply together for a new kennel name. What is the transfer of a kennel name? Should the owner of a kennel name move to another country: they should notify their national canine organisation beforehand, stating that they will no longer use their kennel name in the country, and request the transfer of the latter to the other country; then they should get in touch with their new national canine organisation to make sure their kennel name is transferred to the organisation. Both national canine organisations will then liaise with the FCI General Secretariat in order to set things straight. Any matter arising in connection with kennel names should be directly submitted to the national canine organisation of the breeder's country of residence.

FCI announces its 2nd World Congress for Show Judges

The congress will take place on 24-25 June 2019 in the framework of the FCI Americas and the Caribbean Section shows (20-23 June) at "Mundo Imperial Acapulco" exhibition centre. All Judges around the world are invited to participate! All participants will receive a very special recognition with curricular value, signed by FCI President, Mr Rafael de Santiago. The judges are reminded that, according to FCI rules, it is necessary for all international judges officiating all over the world as representatives of the FCI to attend this type of congress to keep up to date. Well-known judges will be the speakers during 2 days, about topics of great interest to the international judges willing to update their knowledge: behaviour, health, genetic predispositoon to hereditary diseases, nomenclature of colours and coats, evaluation in statics and dynamics, hypertypes and evaluation of the dogs, among other. Full programme and information leaflet available here!  

More than 100 years of FCI archives: aren’t we lucky?

One of the most impressive things about the FCI is that, being a hundred-year-old federation, it can be considered as one of the probably restricted number of existing international organisations being able to legitimately claim to be an authentic witness of the last 100 years of contemporary history! How lucky we are to have access to the full FCI archives! They constitute a treasure of documents, pictures and historic testimonies, not only of FCI’s history, but also of the FCI members’. Today, we would like to introduce you to a very nice piece of art which has its place in our modest museum: the FCI bronze plate. In 1928, the FCI decided to have bronze plates produced: two of them were offered to the organisers of every CACIB show and CACIT trial. The organisers then chose among all the winning dogs of a CACIB or a CACIT to offer them a bronze plate. The FCI also kept a stock of plates which were available for sale. 154 were sold in 1937 and 333 in 1938. The FCI stopped the production of the plate in 1947… The nice thing about it is that a few years ago, in 2009, the FCI Office was contacted by a Dutch person, dog lover, who informed us that he had found such a plate on a flea market in The Netherlands! The current FCI staff was not aware of the existence of this plate and research had to be made in the very old minutes of the Assemblies; that is how we found information about its creation in 1927! The plate had been made by a famous Belgian caster called Léon Batardy. Our thrilling research allowed us to find out that the plate is a reproduction of a painting: one of Saint Hubert’s Miracles, conserved in the Belgian chapel Saint Hubert à la Converserie, in Champlon. The Dutch dog lover kindly accepted to send us the plate he had bought on the flea market and the FCI Office had it reproduced in its original format, shape and look. Such a plate was offered to one of the winners of the FCI Centenary World Champion of Champions held in Brussels in November 2011, on the occasion of the FCI centenary.

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