2 de febrero de 2022

Bulldogs (English) (149) and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (136) in danger in Norway : FCI official reaction


Many of you have already been informed via social media that the Norsk Kennel Klub (NKK) has lost a court case. According to the verdict, the breeding of Bulldogs (English) (149) and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels  (136) is banned in Norway.

It is essential to note that the ban applies to breeding and not the breeds themselves, i.e. owning and showing them remains allowed.

The 60-page verdict is in Norwegian language and needs to be first translated and thoroughly investigated before we are able to express our professional opinion and release an appropriate statement.

The FCI community  - which represents not less than 98 countries and thousands of breeders worldwide - truly hopes that the verdict would not provide a privileged position to the unregistered, backyard uncontrolled puppy farmers who perform their activity without making use of any of the available scientific methods aiming at improving the general health of dogs. 

To the contrary, registered breeders, with the assistance of responsible veterinarians, have been adopting quite an opposite approach for decades, getting very good results in terms of health.  

The FCI reiterates its full support to the Norsk Kennel Klub (NKK).

We, national canine organisations, breeders, breed clubs worldwide, all stand behind a common cause.

Let’s act and react together, in order to preserve our beloved breeds, which are  - needless to remind it  - an essential part of the National Cultural Heritage of Great Britain.

After a detailed examination of the situation in Norway, next steps will be taken.

On behalf of the FCI General Committee


Dr T. Jakkel
FCI President