Breed-specific bans in Germany and Norway: FCI and WCF sign an agreement to jointly improve animal health and welfare on June 19, 2022, the federation cynological Internationale FCI and the world cat federation WCF concluded an inter-federal agreement to jointly represent the well-understood interests of dog and cat breeders in the international arena and in the parliament of the European Union.
There have been angry responses to the decision by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) not to exclude Russia (RKF) and Belarus (BCU) from the FCI.
As the President of the FCI, I express my deepest sorrow on the recent war situation in Ukraine. My hearts and prayers go out to all those affected by the situation in any form. Like everyone else, I truly hope these saddening times will come to an end soon.
The FCI and its General Committee officially condemn the invasion of Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation. This conflict and aggression cannot leave anybody indifferent and we all feel concerned, sad, and angry.
List of the breeds concerned: Affenpinscher, Boston Terrier, English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Griffon Belge, Griffon Bruxellois, Petit Brabancon, Japenese Chin, King Charles Spaniel, Pug, Pekingese, Shih Tzu.
On Friday 6th March, at Crufts 2020, the Kennel Club and the FCI met to discuss an international, collaborative approach to brachycephalic breed health and discussed the potential of expanding Kennel Club/University of Cambridge Respiratory Function Grading Scheme.