FCI Academy: breed-specific education – Istrian hounds (Istarski kratkodlaki)

Dear readers,

Please find below FCI Academy’s introduction to the Istrian hounds (Istarski kratkodlaki), FCI standard nr 151 and 152

Acknowledgements:
Croatian kennel club confirms copyright of the pictures,
with special acknowledgement to the dogs’owners whose photographs were used in
the presentation.

Breed-specific education video: the Istrian hounds (Istarski kratkodlaki).

Foundation of the FCI: Paris – May 22nd, 1911

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 adopted.

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 Cynologique Internationale (FCI) constituted!

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)

During 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.

FCI Academy: breed-specific education – The Croatian shepherd dog (Hrvatski Ovčar)

Dear readers,

Please find below FCI Academy’s introduction to the Croatian shepherd dog (Hrvatski Ovčar), FCI standard nr 277

Acknowledgements:
Croatian kennel club confirms copyright of the pictures,
with special acknowledgement to the dogs’owners whose photographs were used in
the presentation.

Breed-specific education video: the Croatian shepherd dog (Hrvatski Ovčar).

FCI Academy: breed-specific education – The Dutch shepherd dog

Dear readers,

Please find below FCI Academy’s introduction to the Dutch Shepherd Dog, FCI standard nr 223:

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.

Breed-specific education: The Dutch shepherd dog (Hollandse Herdershond)

FCI launches new educational tool: the FCI Academy!

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!

We wish you a pleasant time at the FCI Academy!