Dear readers,

The holiday Season is approaching! All of us are looking forward to warm gatherings with our family and loved ones. Yet another year is almost gone, and what a year!

The expansion of the FCI Offices in Thuin, whose construction started in 2014, was inaugurated on March 20th, 2015. On this occasion, the statue of a Belgian Shepherd Dog casted by the Belgian artist Luc Deblick was offered to the city of Thuin to commemorate the city which has been hosting the FCI headquarters since 1954 and which was proclaimed the World Capital of Dogs in 2011.

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Rafael de Santiago
FCI President
Launch of Raad van Beheer – Youth
Amsterdam - December 12th, 2015

A very enthusiastic team has been working this year on the Raad van Beheer – Youth initiative. At the Amsterdam Winner Show, 11-13 December, their initiative was officially launched, in cooperation with the international initiative FCI Youth introduced last year in Helsinki.

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The group organised several workshops and Grooming, Agility, FCI-Obedience and Hunting trials demos. Of course, all of them with young children. They also made dog toys and face painting with the chidren. During both days, the special demo arena was busy with activities, attracting a lot of spectators.

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The opening was done by FCI President Rafael de Santiago together with Gerard Jipping, President of the Dutch canine organisation “Raad van Beheer”.
The pictures show some members of FCI-Youth, the members of the Raad van Beheer-Youth, Hugo Stempher in charge of the Youth activities and board member at Raad van Beheer and a group of young dog lovers involved in all the activities.

Hugo Stempher

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