Another year begins.

The start of a new year is a good time to look at the work that was accomplished over the past year. It is the right time to take stock, and this year will be no exception.

Once again, 2016 has been a busy year for the FCI Office –we owe it to the extensive activities of our members, of their breeders, of the exhibitors, etc. 2016 has been a year of major and remarkable events. A year during which our new premises have been brought to life as we organised a few receptions and hosted the meetings of several Committees or Commissions.

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Y. De Clercq
Executive Director
Official Carrier Programmes

Our historical contracts renewed:
Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Group are FCI’s Official Carriers in 2017!

Dear FCI members and contract partners,
Dear Judges, FCI Breeders, Exhibitors, Handlers, Visitors, Reporters, Commercial stand staff,
Dear dog lovers all over the world,

The FCI General Secretariat is extremely glad to inform that our partnership contracts with Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Group have been renewed:from February 1st 2017, all tickets booked on Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Group IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN FCI EVENT (dog show, trial,…) through FCI’s website will get a discount (up to 10%, please refer to the conditions to learn how you can get your discount on flight tickets).

We hope that this attractive benefit will please you. We invite you to share this very good news with all interested parties travelling to dog shows: canine organisation officials and staff, breeders, exhibitors, participants in trials, judges, visitors, press, commercial stands staff,…

Best regards,

Marie Luna Durán
FCI Marketing and PR Manager
Yves De Clercq
FCI Executive Director
Rafael de Santiago
FCI President

It is with deep regret that the Société Centrale Canine, its elected representatives and its staff announce the death of their President, Christian EYMAR-DAUPHIN

It is with deep regret that the Société Centrale Canine, its elected representatives and its staff announce the death of their President, Christian EYMAR-DAUPHIN, 67. He left us quietly and with dignity, as only great men can. He had been consumed by disease for quite a long time, but he never gave up the fight and always kept looking towards the future, come what may.

On this day, January 3rd, 2017, grieving leaves no French dog lover untouched. Grief also extends well beyond our country’s borders, for Christian was a man of wisdom above all, a pragmatist, who had agreed to take on the heavy responsibility of presiding over our organisation in 2011, as the successor of Gerard Artus. He started gaining a thorough understanding of our organisation’s ropes upon being elected to the Committee in 1994. In his capacity of member of the Committee, he was a contributor to several keynote commissions within our federation.

His position led him to meet on a regular basis with his foreign counterparts, who soon realised Christian would create strong momentum for the world of dog lovers. More than anything, he had high regards for novel ideas, innovation and new communication tools; he wished our dog-loving world to enter a dynamic, modern and communication-friendly era.

A trained osteopath, he succeeded in striking a balance between a busy professional career and an unbounded passion of the dog world. He used to love dogs, all of them – yet he would confess a soft spot for “his preferred breed”, the Drahthaar, a skilful and reliable wire-haired pointing dog.

Whilst fully taken up by his role as our President, he would still find time to “run” a team of volunteers within the Canine du Bourbonnais. A team that is feeling orphaned now...
Judging in shows was something he was keen to do on a weekly basis or so, something he excelled in, be it in France or abroad.

The humane factor was a major focus for Christian. His tolerance, his listening skills, his willingness to find suitable solutions, his good sense in the midst of “lively” debates, his vision for the future of our more-than-a-century-old organisation, make one thing clear: his work will leave an indelible mark on the history of the Centrale Canine.

As the American poet, author and actress Maya Angelou once wrote: “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” Christian will keep bringing us together around that passion that drove him for most of his life. His path has been nothing short of exemplary.

We offer our deepest condolences to his wife Nicole, to his family and to all his close relatives.

Franck Haymann
Société Centrale Canine

The Société Centrale Canine (FR) has a new President

The new president of the Société Centrale Canine pour l'Amélioration des Races de Chiens en France, Mr Michel Mottet, is a dog-fancier who started his career with a legendary breed: the German shepherd. Breeder, judge, club president, member of the SCC Board of Directors, he was elected SCC President on January 18th, 2017 with a huge majority.

On behalf of the whole FCI General Committee, we wish Mr Mottet a lot of success in his new functions.

R. de Santiago
FCI President

2017 calendar of FCI « home-made events »
June 11th canicross Abbaye d’Aulne, Thuin organisé en collaboration avec la Fédération belge de canicross
August 6th 3rd edition of the dog walk Abbaye d’Aulne, Thuin organised jointly with the Tourism Office of Thuin
September 24th 2nd edition of the cynothon Montigny-le-Tilleul organised jointly with the City of Montigny-le-Tilleul

Visit the FCI stand at a selection of dog shows in 2017 !

25-27 August – European Section Dog Show in Kiev (UA)

9-12 November – World Dog Show in Leipzig (DE)

As usual you will have the opportunity to take our quiz and try to win Cobby, the FCI mascot !

We look forward to meeting you!

Guatemala 2017

Workshop 2017

Euro Dog Show DYIV 2017

27th FCI IPO World Championship

FCI Agility World Championship

World Dog Show - Leipzig 2017

Dogs are no consumer goods