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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Jørgen Hindse
Norway’s participant in Eukanuba World Challenge ready for Orlando

After an exciting and even show season in Norway, several dogs were in contention for the “golden ticket” to Orlando in September.

Leading up to the international show in Rogaland September 14-15, a handful of the most successful breeders in the country were looking to qualify for Orlando, and after an exciting weekend it was official: Norway’s candidate to Eukanuba World Challenge will be the Greyhound Jet’s Just Take Me Home Tonight, owned by Espen Engh and Åge Gjetnes. The Norwegian Kennel Club is excited to have such a wonderful representative in this prestigious competition, and look forward to following them in Florida.

However, Jet’s Just Take Me Home Tonight didn’t take the BIS-title in Rogaland home: The Best in Show-title this weekend went to the Great Dane Hotpoint’s Catch Your Eye, owned by Heidi Lund.

The Norwegian Kennel Club thanks all participants in this show, both exhibitors and judges, and look forward to welcoming everybody back to Rogaland next year!