Japan Kennel Club
It hosts the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) Japan International Dog Show held annually at the Tokyo Big Sight; the event also includes two grooming competitions, with the highest award regarded as the "best in Japan" title.
Other than conformation shows, the JKC promotes obedience trials for purebred dogs and confers championship and other titles in obedience and similar competitions; the JKC also certifies and examines groomers, trainers and other dog-related professionals. It also administers tests and certifies rescue dogs, as well as host rescue dog competitions.
The precursor to the organization, the Japan Guard Dog Association (全日本警備犬協会, Zen Nihon keibi ken kyokai) was formed in 1949; this then became the Japan Kennel Club (ジャパン・ケンネル・クラブ, Japan kenneru kurabu) in 1952.. The Club became a member of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (World Canine Federation) in 1979. The Japanese name was amended to Japan keneru kurabu (ジャパンケネルクラブ) in 1999.
- Thornton, Frances (June 1993). "Judging the Shiba Inu". Pure-bred Dogs, American Kennel Gazette. 110: 42.
That changed in April 1992, when the AKC added the Japan Kennel Club to its primary list of foreign dog registry organizations.
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- "Saigai kyūjoken, sōsaku nōryoku kisou Nishigō de taikai, zenkoku kara 30 tō shutsujō" 災害救助犬、捜索能力競う 西郷で大会、全国から30頭出場 [Disaster rescue dogs compete for search ability, event at Nishigō, 30 dogs from country enter]. Fukushima Minpo News. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
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- "FCI members and contract partners". Fédération Cynologique Internationale. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
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