BULLETIN: Official Canadian Kennel Club Statement
Concerning FCI Circular 125/2006
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Kennel Club would like to
advise Club members that the CKC was officially notified on
November 24, 2006 of a decision made by the General Committee of
the Fédération cynologique internationale (FCI) at its meeting
of October 25-26, 2006 in Rome. This decision has now been made
publicly. (See Table Below or click PDF link at end of
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Canadian Kennel Club pedigrees and judges
On the occasion of its meeting in Rome on October 25th
2006, the FCI General Committee made the following
Due to the continuous lack of communication and response
from the Canadian Kennel Club, due to the fact that the
CKC does not recognise the pedigrees from many of our
members and contract partners and due to the lack of
common orientation between the two organisations, the
Canadian Kennel Club judges will no longer be allowed to
officiate at FCI international CACIB shows
as from January 1st
In addition, pedigrees issued by the CKC
as from January 1st
will no longer be recognized by the FCI.
Finally, the title of CKC Champion is no longer accepted
for the entry in Champion Class at FCI International
as from January 1st
We thank the member organisations and contract partners
all their shows organisers. In case this decision would
not be observed, the organisers would be sanctioned.
The Executive Director,
Le Directeur Exécutif,
Y. De Clercq
The Board of Directors recognize that this decision has the
potential to significantly alter the relationship that has
prevailed between the FCI and the CKC and steps were taken over
the last few days to ascertain the reasons for the decision.
Dwain McLean, Chair of the CKC Board of Directors, and Joe
Mauro, Chief Executive Officer of the CKC, have contacted Mr.
Yves De Clercq, Executive Director of the FCI on Monday November
27, 2006 to substantiate the information received. The CKC has
proposed a meeting between FCI officials attending the Eukanuba
Classic and representatives of the CKC this coming weekend in
order to review the situation and convey our regrets to our FCI
friends over the unintended breakdown in communications between
our two organizations. This meeting will also provide an
opportunity to provide information regarding the policies and
procedures of the CKC with regards to the recognition of
registries in FCI member countries.
The next meeting of the General Committee of the FCI is
scheduled for March and we have been informed that this would be
their earliest opportunity to review the decision made at their
October meeting. While all CKC members would wish for an earlier
resolution of the situation, we also need to be respectful of
the FCI constitution and processes.
The Board of Directors is determined that measures and
safeguards be put in place to avoid any inadvertent and
unintentional breach of communication between our organizations
in the future.
Internally, we do not have a full picture of the sequence of
events involved in the breakdown in communications which
resulted in the FCI General Committee’s decision. This will come
in time and decisions flowing from that review will be reported
to the membership. At this time, our priority as a Board of
Directors is to define and implement the means by which we can
assure our FCI friends of the goodwill and desire of the
Canadian dog fancy to cooperate.
the interim, it is fair to say that the first steps in our
contacts have been encouraging. We will continue to put
ourselves forward to ensure that the FCI is certain that Canada
holds it in the highest esteem and that we will work with them
at their convenience to resolve any misunderstandings that have
take this opportunity to note that the decision made by the FCI
General Committee does not have any impact on CKC accredited
clubs wishing to hire FCI judges or who have invited FCI judges
to judge at their shows. Until further notice, the CKC will
continue to honour the credentials of these judges in accordance
with CKC policies.
Furthermore, in the interim, anyone in need of a pedigree for
export to an FCI country is advised that these requests will be
processed as expedited service at no additional charge.