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Dear friends,

Most of us are, hopefully, preparing for a summer break! Why not take some time to read about the dog world in dogdotcom and to count our blessings?

In a little more than one month, many will gather in Helsinki for what could be the biggest FCI World Dog Show ever: the registration are more than promising and, Finland being a doggy country, we can expect a high participation!

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Marie Luna Durán
FCI Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Obituary: José Haro Haro
José Haro Haro

The FCI General Committee was very sad to learn of the passing of Mr José Haro Haro, an international judge and member of the Executive Committee of the Real Sociedad Canina de España, the Spanish canine organisation member of the FCI. Mr Haro Haro was also president of the Sociedad Canina de Andalucía Occidental and the Asociación Española del Podenco Andaluz y Maneto. The owner of the affix "Oldfield" since 1978, he bred pointers.
Our condolences go out to his wife and children.

Rafael de Santiago
FCI President

The FCI welcomes one new contract partner

On June 2 and 3, 2014, the FCI Office was happy to get the visit of the representatives of the Egyptian Kennel Federation (EKF) for an official meeting, aiming at signing the partnership contract between the two institutions, complying with the decision of the FCI General Committee made mid-April in Cancun.

Following clarifications, explanations and comments, the FCI, represented by Mr Y. De Clercq, Executive Director, and EKF, represented by Mr El Azhary, President and Mrs Gordeeva, Vice-President, have added their signature at the bottom of this important document.
The FCI President of the FCI, Rafael de Santiago, was happy to sign the document by electronic means.

The FCI wish their most sincere welcome to the EKF and look forward to a brilliant cooperation and future for all dogs in Egypt. Adding Egypt to its long list of members makes the FCI membership reach 90!

Best regards,

Rafael de Santiago
FCI President

From left to right, Mr Mohamed El Azhary (EKF President), Mrs Marina Gordeeva (EKF Vice-President) and Yves De Clercq (FCI Executive Director).

H.M. The Queen Doña Sofía visited the 86th Spring International Dog in Madrid, on 24-25 May

The RSCE (Real Sociedad Canina de España, Spanish canine organisation) was, once more, honoured by the visit of H.M. The Queen Doña Sofía on the occasion of the 86th Spring International Dog in Madrid, on 24-25 May.

On the picture, H.M. The Queen Doña Sofía with Mr Julián Hernández Luis, President of the RSCE and Mr Rafael de Santiago, President of the FCI.

Visit the FCI stand at a selection of dog shows in 2014 !

8-10 August in World Dog Show in Helsinki (FI)
30-31 August in Luxembourg (LU)
4-5 October in Talavera de la Reina (ES)
23-26 October in European Dog Show in Brno (CZ)
6-7 December in Rouen (FR)

As usual you will have the opportunity to take our quiz and try to win Cobby, the FCI mascot !

We look forward to meeting you!

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