Hierarchy of Versatile Hunting Dog Associations & Breed Clubs

FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) (http://www NULL.fci NULL.be)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale is the World Canine Organization. The FCI was created in 1911 with the aim to promote and protect cynology and purebred dogs by any means it considers necessary. The founding nations of the FCI are Germany, Austria, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. It includes 84 members and contract partners (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI makes sure that the pedigrees and judges are mutually recognized by all the FCI members. The FCI recognizes 339 breeds, each of them the “property” of a specific country. The “owner” country writes the standard of the breed (description of the ideal type of the breed), in co-operation with the Standards and Scientific Commission of the FCI, and the translation and updating are carried out by the FCI. The breed standards are updated and translated into French, English, Spanish and German.

VDH (Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen) (German Kennel Club) (http://www NULL.vdh NULL.de/en/index NULL.php)
Established in 1906, the VDH is the umbrella organization representing more than 168 membership organizations and over 250 dog breeds bred under strict controls. The JGHV is represented as an extraordinary member of the VDH. The VDW is also a member of the VDH.

JGHV (Jagdgebrauchshundverband) (The Versatile Hunting Dog Association) (http://www NULL.jghv NULL.de/)
JGHV is the umbrella organization in Germany for all hunting dog breed clubs since 1899. The JGHV has 312 member clubs and associations in which about 180,000 hunters are organized. It provides the test regulations, authorizes the judges, and maintains the test records for member breed clubs.

VDW (Verein für Deutsche Wachtelhunde) (http://www NULL.deutsch-langhaar-verband NULL.de)
The VDW is the parent German breed organization dedicated to the development, breeding and continuous improvement of the versatile hunting Deutscher Wachtelhund. The VDW is a member of both the VDH and the JGHV.

(DWNA-VDW) (http://www NULL.dl-gna NULL.org)Deutscher Wachtelhund North America (http://www NULL.dl-gna NULL.org)
The DWNA-VDW is the only officially sanctioned Deutscher Wachtelhund organization in North America. The DWNA-VDW is committed to the integrity of the German system based on performance testing and VDW sponsored breed shows. The DWNA-VDW abides by all VDW rules and regulations regarding the testing and breeding of the Deutscher Wachtelhund. The DWNA-VDW consists of members from both the United States and Canada.


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