About Registration Organizations

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is recognized by breed registry organizations in many countries.  The advantage to being a recognized breed, depending on the organization, is the ability for owners to participate in dog shows and performance events such as scent trials, agility, and hunt tests, just to name a few opportunities.  

The following is an explanation of some of the organizations and abbreviations you may come across in your Fauve’s paperwork.

AKC – American Kennel Club – The oldest and largest registration organization in the United States.  AKC recognition allows breeds to be shown at sanctioned dog shows such as the Westminster Kennel Club Show—arguably the most prestigious show in the US.  Fauves are not yet a recognized breed by the AKC, but as an FSS breed (see below) Fauves can participate and compete in companion events including agility, rally, obedience, tracking, and scent work.

FSS – Foundation Stock Service (an AKC program) is the entry gate for a rare or foreign breed to gain AKC recognition.  From the website: “The AKC is committed to taking the necessary action to ensure the continuation of purebred dogs. In accord with this objective, the AKC created the FSS® record-keeping service to allow rare breed fanciers to continue their commitment to the improvement of their breed.”

Our club is committed to meeting the requirements for the BFdB to gain AKC recognition as a member of the Hound Group.  For more information on the requirements we are working toward:

FCI (International) Fédération cynologique international  (English: International Canine Federation) is an international federation of a number of national kennel clubs.  The FCI automatically recognizes all registered breeds recognized by any of its member kennel clubs

SCC (France) The Société centrale canine (translates to Central Canine Society) was founded in 1881 and is made up of regional clubs and breed clubs, and coordinates and regulates activities and connections between governmental groups and dog clubs, as well as activities through the Fédération cynologique internationale,[1] where it was one of the original five founding member organizations in 1911.  Fauves are recognized by the SCC.

UKC  The United Kennel Club is the second largest purebred dog registry in the world and it is the second oldest in the United States. It was founded in 1898 to provide a registry for working dogs.  The UKC promotes the concept of a total dog, a dog that can perform as well as it looks. It uses DNA testing to establish a dog’s parentage.  The UKC recognizes all AKC breeds, but the AKC does not recognize UKC registered dogs.  Rarer breeds such as Fauves register at UKC.