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Compulsory Hip Dysplasia test for Maine Coon

In FIFe, it is the Board´s responsibility to ensure that proposals accepted at General Assemblies are implemented and included in the appropriate set of Statutes or Rules. At the 2019 General Assembly a proposal was accepted regarding the compulsory radiographic evaluation test on Hip Dysplasia for Maine Coon cats used in breeding and the official registration and publication of these test results. However, the Board decided not to implement this proposal, in other words to grant an exception to all Members to follow this rule. This decision was not taken lightly and was based on recommendations received from the Health & Welfare and Disciplinary Commissions, establishing there is no fair unequivocal way to accomplish this testing in all FIFe Member countries for all Maine Coon cats.

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Judges activities in 2019

We kindly request our judges to send in the Judges Yearly Activities form for the year 2019 at the latest on the 30th November 2019. Please use the 2019 version of the form which is available for downloading in the section Rules & Forms (scroll to the bottom of the page in that section). For your and our convenience, the form can be filled in electronically and subsequently be saved and send by e-mail to the FIFe General Secretary.

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General Assembly 2019 - decision minutes

The decision minutes (carried, not carried and withdrawn proposals) of the General Assembly 2018 in Monte Gordo (PT) are available for downloading in the section Events > General Assembly.

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World Show 2019

The World Show 2019 will be organised in Freiburg, Germany, on the 26th and 27th October. More information can be found in the section Events > Special shows.

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New judges (last update: 20.10.2019)

Congratulations!

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  • Mrs. Ksenia Karpinska (SE) passed the required stage at the show in Nedra Glomma (NO) on 20th October 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
  • Mr. Marco Scaglia (IT) passed the required stage at the show in Malmö (SE) on the 6th October 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Helene Lis (SE) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Orre (NO) on the 5th October 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 2 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Barbara Bazzotti (IT) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Bastia Umbra (IT) on the 5th October 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Helena Schmid Camenisch (CH) passed the judges exam in category 4 at the show in Frauenfeld (CH) on the 21st September 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mr. Kristof Van Roy (BE) passed the judges exam in breed group D at the show in Schiedam (NL) on the 15th September 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Anžela Fomičeva (LV) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Jelgava (LV) on the 14th September 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Carla Rotini (IT) passed the judges exam in category 1 at the show in Schiedam (NL) on the 14th September 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mr. Aliosha Romero (IS) passed the judges exam in breed group A at the show in Eskilstuna (SE) on the 1st September 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Irina Aljas (EE) passed the judges exam in breed group B at the show in Tallinn (EE) on the 17th August 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • Mrs. Tatiana Fabichak (BR) passed the last of the required stages at the show in São Paulo (BR) on the 4th August 2019 and is as of that date appointed an non-European Judge for category 2.
  • Mrs. Małgorzata Pruś (PL) passed the judges exam in breed group B at the show in Sopot (PL) on the 3rd August 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • Mrs. Andrea Valete Machado (BR) passed the judges exam in breed group A in São Paulo (BR) on the 3rd August 2019 and is as of that date appointed a non-European Judge for category 1.
  • Mrs. Daria Przybysz (PL) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Uppsala (SE) on the 15th June 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Maria Teresa Palumbo (IT) passed the judges exam in category 1 at the show in Huizen (NL) on the 24th March 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mr. Guillermo Telefanko (AR) passed the judges exam in category 1 at the show in Buenos Aires (AR) on the 22nd September 2018 and is now a probational non-European judge in that category.
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