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The RKF - The Russian Kynological FederationRead more

The RKF - The Russian Kynological Federation

The RKF nowadays is one of the largest FCI-members, and it has been well known for the top results in many breeds as well as the highly experienced and educated judges & breeders.

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The Federation Cynologique InternationaleRead more

The Federation Cynologique Internationale

The Fédération Cynologique Internationale is the World Canine Organisation. It includes 91 members and contract partners (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges.

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American Kennel ClubRead more

American Kennel Club

The AKC is a not-for-profit organization and the largest purebred dog registry in the world. It is the sports-governing body for over 22,000 dog events a year, including conformation (dog shows) and exciting sports like agility, obedience, rally, tracking, lure coursing, earthdog, herding trials, among others.

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Canadian Kennel ClubRead more

Canadian Kennel Club

The Canadian Kennel Club (or CKC) is the primary registry body for purebred dog pedigrees in Canada. Beyond maintaining the pedigree registry, the CKC also promotes events such as conformation shows and obedience trials for purebred dogs and confers championship and other titles in conformation, obedience and similar competitions. The Canadian Kennel Club is a national, member-based, non-profit organization, incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act of Canada. Founded in 1888, it provides registry services for all the 175 dog breeds which it currently recognizes, and provides governance for all CKC approved shows, trial and events. CKC provides news and information to its membership through its association with Dogs in Canada monthly magazine. For a dog to be registered with the CKC, the dog's parents must be registered with the CKC as the same breed, and the litter in which the dog is born must be registered with the CKC Foreign-born dogs are registered as imports by CKC provided that they are registered with a CKC approved and recognized foreign registry and identified in accordance with CKC regulations. Once these criteria are met, the dog is eligible to be registered as purebred by the CKC CKC is not the only Canadian registry of purebred dogs, but it is the one most Canadians are familiar with. The Animal Pedigree Act provides that only one official registry per breed may exist in Canada, and other breeds not recognized by CKC are registered by other registries such as the Canine Federation of Canada and the Working Canine Association of Canada. CKC members may only breed CKC recognized breeds and are required to sign a membership pledge not to engage in the buying, selling or breeding of dogs not purebred (purebred being defined as eligible for CKC registration). The CKC website:

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The Kennel Club of the UKRead more

The Kennel Club of the UK

The Kennel Club is the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs. Besides being a voluntary register for pedigree dogs and crossbreed dogs, they offer dog owners and those working with dogs an unparalleled source of education, experience and advice on puppy buying, dog health, dog training and dog breeding The Kennel Club is the largest organisation in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare and training. Their objective is to ensure that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners.     The KC runs the UK's largest registration database for both pedigree and crossbreed dogs (through our activity and companion dog registers). The KC runs the Petlog database, which is the UK's biggest reunification service for micro chipped animals. The KC is accredited by UKAS to certify members of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme, which is the only scheme in the UK that monitors breeders in order to protect the welfare of puppies and breeding bitches. The KC runs the UK's largest dog training programme, the Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme and licence shows and clubs providing a wide range of activities. The KC helps people to enjoy fun sports and activities with their dogs. The KC runs the world's largest dog event, Cruftssince 1891, and license more than 4,500 other dog shows and events each year. The KC also runs the International Agility Festival, the world's largest dog agility event. The KC is committed to providing education and advice to puppy buyers to ensure that they buy the right breed for their lifestyle, from a responsible breeder. The Discover Dogs event in London, which is a fun family day covering all aspects of dog care, helps people to understand how to buy a dog responsibly. The Kennel Club Charitable Trust supports research into dog diseases and supports dog welfare charities, including Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisations which re-home dogs and assistance dog charities. The KC jointly runs health screening schemes with the British Veterinary Association and, through The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, fund The Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust, which is at the forefront of pioneering research into dog health. The Kennel Club Cancer Centre at the Animal Health Trust will contribute to the AHT's well-established cancer research programme, helping to further improve dog health. The KC website:

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United Kennel ClubRead more

United Kennel Club

The United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. More than 60 percent of its nearly 16,000 annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training and instinct. UKC prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events. The UKC has supported the "Total Dog" philosophy through its events and programs for over a century. As a departure from registries that place emphasis on a dog’s looks, UKC events are designed for dogs that look and perform equally well. The programs at UKC include Obedience Trials, Rally Obedience Trials, Agility Trials, Weight Pull Events, Drag Races, Dock Jumping Events, Lure Coursing, Nosework, SPOT, Total Junior Program, Coonhound Field Trials, Water Races, Nite Hunts and Bench Shows, Hunt Tests for retrieving breeds, Pointing Dog Events, Beagle Events (including Hunts and Bench Shows, and Cur and Feist Squirrel and Coon Events and Bench Shows). Rounding out the 'Total Dog' package, UKC Conformation Events are among their largest growing events. UKC dog shows are family events designed by and for the breeder-owner-handler. Professional Handlers are not eligible to exhibit dogs for others at UKC Conformation Events. At UKC dog shows, the emphasis is on the DOG, not the SHOW.  Part of their mission is to have events where all dogs can compete. In addition to their purebred dog registry, United Kennel Club offers the Performance Listing program. The Performance Listing is open to mix bred dogs, purebred dogs of unknown pedigree, purebred dogs with disqualifying faults or breeds not recognized by UKC. Performance listed dogs may compete in all UKC Performance Events and Junior Showmanship. It is their firm belief that the right balance between performance and conformation results in healthier happier dogs for everyone. Essentially, the UKC world of dogs is a working world. That's the way it was developed over a century ago, and that's the way it remains today. The UKC website:

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Australian National Kennel CouncilRead more

Australian National Kennel Council

The Australian National Kennel Council Ltd (ANKC Ltd) is the peak body in Australia responsible for promoting breeding, showing, trialling, obedience, and other canine-related activities and the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs by individuals across Australia. It was formed in Sydney in 1949.       In Australia, the ANKC does not deal directly with the public, rather, for all matters pertaining to the world of purebred dogs, individuals must go through the representative canine councils of their states. The canine councils are as follows: Australian Capital Territory Canine Association Inc (Dogs ACT) Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd (Dogs NSW) North Australian Canine Association Inc (Dogs NT) Canine Control Council (Queensland) (Dogs Qld) South Australia Canine Association Inc (Dogs SA) Tasmanian Canine Association Inc (Dogs Tas) Victorian Canine Association Inc (Dogs Vic) Canine Association of Western Australia Inc (Dogs West) There can be no doubt that the Australian National Kennel Council Limited has developed co-operation between the 8 Controlling Bodies and made a large contribution towards improving dog showing, breeding and other canine activities in Australia. The ANKC website:

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New Zealand Kennel ClubRead more

New Zealand Kennel Club

The New Zealand Kennel Club was established in 1886. It exists primarily as an organisation of dog owners which gives it collective bargaining power and a single voice to Government, the general public and other interest groups on behalf of dog breeders, dog owners, Kennel Clubs and other associated societies in the canine world. It maintains a database which traces the genealogy and pedigree of New Zealand Dogs as well as progression of sports associated with Canines. (Breed Clubs, Obedience, Agility, Working Trials, (Eukanuba) Canine Good Citizen™, New Zealand Young Kennel Club and others). The New Zealand Kennel Club has a proud heritage and strives to supply a high quality and on time service. The New Zealand Kennel Club is a progressive organisation that embraces technology, innovation and the principles of continuous improvement. From its inception in 1886, the New Zealand Kennel Club was an association of societies and still is today. They now have over 300 societies affiliated to, associated with and recognised by the NZKC. These are classified by status and by the activity they carry out. Affiliated clubs must be All Breeds Show clubs, geographically based and well established. They are the NZKL's senior clubs and have a direct vote at conference. There are several types of Associated clubs: Show Clubs - new All Breeds Clubs or other All Breeds Clubs which do not qualify for Affiliated status. Group Clubs, Multi breed Clubs (more than one breed but not all breeds in one group), Specialist Breed Clubs (one breed only). Obedience Clubs - All Breed Clubs (geographically based and catering for all breeds), and other types of Obedience Clubs. Combined Show and Obedience Clubs - Specialist breed Clubs who are also registered under Dog Training regulations to be obedience clubs. Agility Clubs - either Associated Obedience Clubs that have been approved to conduct agility training or specialising Agility Clubs that cater for Agility only. Recognised Clubs are either clubs which cater for minority breeds, newly formed clubs or clubs that do not cater show or Dog Training. In 1976, the NZKC introduced a second membership concept to their club, introducing individual membership. This meant that before individuals could do certain things they must also belong directly to the New Zealand Kennel Club. Individuals must be a member of the New Zealand Kennel Club to: Register a dog with the New Zealand Kennel Club Register or renew a Kennel Name Enter a dog at a Championship or Open Show or hand a dog at any Championship or Open Obedience Test or any Agility Event Be a New Zealand Kennel Club Judge Be a delegate to the Annual Conference Be a member of the Executive Council Hold executive office in any Affiliated or Associated Society Club members are directly bound to observe the Rules and Regulation of the Club and are personally subject to the Club’s disciplinary provisions. They are also liable for the indiscretions of the handlers of any of their dogs. Note: An individual does not need to be a member of the New Zealand Kennel Club to: Own a dog, including a dog used at stud Handle a dog in the breed show ring (however, owners must be members) Hold a non-executive post in a club. The NZKL website:

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