Time really flies! At the twilight of 2016 we can definitely say that this year
was challenging but gratifying. To run a global federation like the Fédération Cynologique
Internationale is not an easy task. Cultural, political and vision differences bring
conflicts that must be promptly resolved, taking into consideration how the results
will affect the cynological community. Thanks to a great team work and efforts we
managed to solve the issues we were faced with during this past year.
After months of speculations regarding the ability of the RKF to organise the World
Dog Show 2016, the most important dog show in the World was a world-class event
with marvelous dogs, incredible hospitality and excellent press. On the other hand
we were sad to hear that Ecuador resigned from the organisation of the FCI General
Assembly and the World Dog Show 2017. Making history, the VDH, in an unprecedented
situation, took a step forward to organise both events in Leipzig, Germany, next
November. We are grateful and proud that the VDH took this huge responsibility.