FCI in transition

We are living in a changeable world. Politically the last 25 years have been characterised by very big changes: New countries have emerged, others have dissolved and new state formations have appeared.

This has of course affected the FCI and our whole organisation. We have become many more members and before long we will probably pass a total of 100 full member countries, associated countries and contract partners. And not many years ago we were “only” 70 countries.
As most people will know, our statutes are based on the principle “one country – one vote” and this principle will surely be challenged in the coming years, as the rapid increase in the number of members with a lot of quite small kennel clubs is diluting the influence of the large and middle-sized countries; those countries that pay for almost the entire running of the FCI (the 5 largest contributors pay more than 1/3 of the total income of the FCI).

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Interview with Ludovic Gerona, exhibitor/handler
© Karl Donvil
Ludovic Gerona

Was it easy to enter your dog and follow all the regulations for the show?

It was easy to enter your dog on the website, do the payment, find a hotel and it was no problem coming in with the dogs, it was well organised. The organisation in general was well done, in the German way.

Did you encounter any problem?

The show itself should have been bigger, more space between the seats and rings and the main ring had a bad entrance.

And the rings in general?

They were good, large and practical.

And what about the information that you needed, was that OK to you?

We had everything in time via mail, the secretariat was very helpful, everything was really OK.

Do you have any remarks to add? Things that had your special attention?

I was really happy with the availability of the team. The ring stewards were very efficient and the people were able to leave the show very early which was much appreciated. There was a good atmosphere with no pressure. It was the festival of the dog.

Interview by Karl Donvil