HEALTHY or NOT? Do Genetic failures belong to dog BREEDS or to the canine SPECIES? A comparative international study of 100,000 (!) pure-bred and cross-bred dogs related to their genetic status. Which Group is more affected with Genetic Failures?
The following countries were present: Germany, represented by Baron de Plato and Baron de Rodde (Delegierten Kommission), and by Mr Georg Obreen (Kartell); Austria, represented by Baron de Plato; Belgium, represented by Mr G. De Buck, Mr G. van Muylem and Mr J. Lévita; Holland, represented by Dr A.J.J. Kloppert and Jhr. P. N. Quarles van Ufford; France, represented by Mr Gramont, the Duke of Lesparre, Count J. Clary and Baron Jaubert.
Count Bagneux, vice-president of the Société Centrale pour l’Amélioration des
Races de Chiens en France, welcomes the Federation’s delegates from abroad.
At the suggestion of Dr Kloppert, the Duke of Lesparre is nominated as the
provisional president. The minutes of the preparatory meeting held in Brussels
on March 7th, 1911 are read out by Dr Kloppert and subsequently
The president goes on to read out the statutes
proposed and approved in Brussels.
At this juncture, Baron Jaubert informs the delegates
of a proposal coming from the American Kennel Club (AKC), an association
representing 116 clubs. Its delegate, Mr Goldenberg, is requesting that the AKC
also becomes a member of the Federation. Though the examination of this request
for affiliation is postponed till a later date, it triggers a discussion which
leads to the term “European” in the Federation’s title being substituted by
“International”: the Federation would from now on be known as the “Fédération
Cynologique Internationale”. It is also decided that the general
committee could only be chosen by associations with their registered offices in
Europe and that, indicative of the apparent success of the Federation, a
deputy-secretary would also belong to the general committee, acting as
assistant to the secretary-treasurer.
With no further comments coming from members, the
president puts the adoption of the statutes as currently drafted to the vote.
Following their unanimous adoption, the president declares the Fédération
The next item on the agenda is the appointment of the general
committee for 1911. The following are appointed by a show of hands to form the FCI’s first ever general committee:
President: the Duke of Lesparre (France), Vice-president: Freiherr von Plato (Germany), Secretary-treasurer: Dr Kloppert (Netherlands), Deputy secretary: Mr Obreen (Germany)
the discussions, the assembly makes major decisions for the FCI: the creation of the title of “Champion International de Beauté” (CIB
title) as well the award called “Certificat d’Aptitude au Championnat
International de Beauté (CACIB). These awards are mentioned in the very first
version of the FCI Statutes and FCI Regulations. Another major principle, still applied today
and on which our federating system is based, is approved: the mutual recognition, by the FCI members, of the kennel names.
Acknowledgements: A well-meant thank you for contributing the pictures to Alice van Kempen,
Ron van Dijk, Wil and Els van Ommen, Margreet Bats, Jan Remmerde, Anja
Brugmans, Rob Cordes, Pauline van Vliet and Max de Gids.
This presentation was made by: Mieke van Viegen, Rob Cordes, Jan de Gids and Lia Helmers.
Dear (future) owner, Dear (future) breeder, Dear (future) judge or candidate-judge, Dear FCI media follower,
The FCI General Secretariat is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new FCI educational tool: the FCI Academy.
Today, we are excited to start a series of highly valuable publications: breed-specific education about FCI breeds recognised on a definitive or provisional basis.
The presentations have been prepared by the national canine organisation (member of the FCI) of the country of origin of the breed. They are based on a model (in English only) drafted by the FCI Show Judges Commission and have been approved by the FCI General Committee.
The aim is twofold: – to familiarise and educate the (future) judges and breeders, and – to promote the breeds among the general public.
The material is composed of PowerPoint presentations, sometimes accompanied by videos, when available.
The very first presentation will be about the Dutch Shepherd Dog. It will be published in the FCI Academy section of this blog on January 23rd. Don’t miss it!