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If all breeders, exhibitors, handlers, dog judges – and, by and large, everyone closely or remotely involved in the FCI’s dog shows and championships – know the exact denomination of our large federation, and even have knowledge of the city and country that are home to its global headquarters, not so long ago, not many inhabitants of Thuin and its neighbouring localities knew about the FCI and its corporate name. But things have changed a lot! The most significant burst in our local promotion scheme took place with the celebration of our Centenary in 2011, when our city was elevated to the status of Thuin, World Capital of Dogs. The latest large-scale campaign was conducted on the occasion of the inauguration of the new extension to our offices in 2015.

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Marie Luna Durán
FCI Marketing & Public Relations Manager
FCI Commission for Rescue Dogs - Activity Report

The commission had only one meeting in 2015: it was held in Tokyo (Japan) on February 28th and March 1st at the Japan Kennel Club.

A working group was formed to work with the adaption of the IPO-R regulations.

Frans Jansen, Detlef Kühn, Jeremias Janki and Alois Russegger sere elected.

The members discussed the necessity and possibility to develop the skills of dogs and handlers, also in view of sport vs. real mission.

There was also a presentation of suggested regulations for man-trailing, RH-MT.

Mr Jansen expressed every delegate’s thanks to JKC for their great hospitality.

Frans Jansen
President of the FCI Commission for Rescue Dogs