A Challenge for the new age

Modernisation, communications and innovation are now a reality and an integrated part of our everyday life at the office of the FCI. In response to the many solicitations that reach us daily from every part of the globe, we supply information and try to provide the best possible services to our member countries and to the world of organised dog-related activities.

In fact we continuously strive for excellence.

Suddenly the world has gone global in many respects and all of us feel the need to be in full and immediate contact at all moments. Consequently, the need to communicate within the major areas of our activities has increased and so have the demands for immediate responses. For this reason also, the requests that are forwarded to our Organisation at management level have increased tremendously and almost instantly.

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Carla Molinari
Treasurer of the FCI
Dogs of pop culture

Whether real-life or fictional, whether we fall for them or are fearful of them, these dogs all have a great character and each is remarkable in its own way. Nearly every day, whether via our hobbies (e.g. reading, watching films) or in the news, dogs remind us to what extent they are an integral part of society and our daily life.

Cujo the rabid St Bernard in Stephen King's novel, Cujo
Nana the Newfoundland nurse of Wendy, John and Michael in J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan
Snowy Tintin's wirehaired Fox Terrier in Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin
Bill Boule's Cocker Spaniel in Boule et Bill, a comic series created by Jean Roba
Snoopy Snoopy Charlie Brown's Beagle in Peanuts, the comic series created by Charles M. Schulz
Hooch a Dogue de Bordeaux, Beasley (his real name) turns police investigator Turner's (played by Tom Hanks) life upside-down in the film Turner and Hooch
Bruiser the Chihuahua (Moonie in real life) belonging to Elle Wood (played by Reese Witherspoon) in Legally Blond
Frank the smart-talking pug-like alien in Men in Black
Jack the Russell Terrier (Uggie in real life) in The Artist. Uggie won a Palm Dog Award for his role in the film.
Verdell the Griffon Bruxellois who melts the embittered heart of Jack Nicholson in As Good as it Gets
The Dog Columbo's Basset Hound in the TV series of the same name
Beethoven the St Bernard adopted by the Newton family in the Beethoven trilogy
Laika the first animal (a mongrel) sent into orbit by the Russians in 1957 in Sputnik 2
Snuppy an Afghan Hound, credited to be the world's first cloned dog
Rex A German Shepherd forming an infallible duo with his police inspector master in the TV series Inspector Rex, the world's best-selling European series
Jo-Fi Sigmund Freud's Chow-Chow, a barometer able to detect the degree of anxiety of his patients

What about your dog, has it got the makings of a star?

Marie Luna Durán
FCI Marketing and Public Relations Manager