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Here you will find various announcements and items of a newsworthy nature regarding this site, the FIFe, as well as, items or matters of general interest.


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EMS code for Japanese Bobtail Longhair: JBL non

Upon recommendation from the Breeding & Registration Commission, the FIFe Board decided to assign the EMS code JBL non to the non-recognised breed Japanese Bobtail Longhair.

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Minutes of Board meeting 23.11.2019

The minutes of the Board meeting held on 23th November 2019 can be found in the section Events > Board meetings.

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General Assembly 2020 - hotel booking form & GA programme

The General Assembly 2020 will be held on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May 2020. The venue is: Bellevue Park Hotel Riga, Riga, Latvia. Room reservations can be made until the 25th March 2020 by using the hotel booking form which is available for downloading in the section Events > General Assembly. In this section you can also find the programme of the General Assembly week from Tuesday 26th May until Saturday 30th May 2020.

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Compulsory Student Judges Seminar on 27.03.2020

The next Compulsory Student Judges Seminar will be held in Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam Schiphol airport), The Netherlands, on Friday 27th of March 2020. The Board wishes to express its gratitude to the Dutch FIFe Member Felikat for organising this seminar. The programme, the venue and further details of the seminar can be found in the section Events > Seminars > Student Judges.

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Resignation of a national FIFe Member

At its recent annual assembly, our Israeli Member Sabra-Cat discussed how to proceed in the future. After long deliberations, the meeting voted unanimously to terminate Sabra-Cat’s activities and start the closure of the association. We were informed by Sabra-Cat of its resignation as a FIFe Member as of 1st January 2020. The Board regrets losing one of its national Members, but fully understands the decision of Sabra-Cat.

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Judges resignation

We have been informed that Mr. Mario Ottino (IT), Int. FIFe Judge since 1990, tendered his resignation. We thank him for his 30 years of service to FIFe and wish him all the best for the future.

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Judges activities in 2019 now indicated on the Judges List

The Judges List on the website is now indicating the activity information 2019 as received from our judges. You can find the updated Judges List in the section Organisation > Judges > Judges List. The sign "X" in the list indicates judges are active in a category or breed group, i.e. have judged at least 3x that category or breed group in 2019.
Only active judges in a category or breed group may:
● instruct student judges in that category or breed group
● supervise exams or stages in that category or breed group
● sit a judges examination in a next category.
We kindly ask our judges and show organisers to take good notice of this matter.

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Breed Standards & General Part - version 2020

You can find the 2020 versions of the Standard of all FIFe recognised breeds and the General Part in the Breeds section. Please note no proposals resulting in modifications of the Standards & General Part were accepted by the 2019 General Assembly.

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Rules & Forms - version 2020

In the section Rules & Forms you can find the 2020 versions of all FIFe rules and forms.
With regard to the forms we kindly ask our Members, judges and student judges to only use the 2020 versions of the various forms and not to use any outdated versions. This is mainly very important for the Judges Examination Application Form, adjusted to cover the new and amended requirements in the Judges Training Programme.

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Summary of changes in the Rules & Standards per 01.01.2020

A summary of the changes in our Rules and Standards per 1st of January 2020 can be found in a document which is available for downloading here. Please note no proposals resulting in modifications of the Standards & General Part were accepted by the 2019 General Assembly.

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Theoretical examination sessions in 2020

The FIFe Board decided to schedule the following theoretical examination sessions in 2020:
● Friday 21st February: Vienna, Austria
● Friday 29th May: Riga, Latvia (in connection with the General Assembly)
● Friday 28th August: Stockholm, Sweden
● Friday 23rd October: Milan, Italy (in connection with the World Show).
All sessions to start early afternoon, so candidates and examiners could arrive at the same day.
Applications to sit for the exam must be send by the candidate’s FIFe Member in accordance with Judges Rules § 2.3.5, at least 2 months prior to the exam date and by using the Judges Examination Application Form which is available for downloading in the section Rules & Forms.

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New judges (last update: 14.12.2019)

Congratulations!

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  • Mr. Hristo Simeonov (BG) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Zuchwil (CH) on the 14th December 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
  • Mr. George Dorgiakis (GR) passed the required stage at the show in Olomouc (CZ) on the 7th December 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 2.
  • Mrs. Riikka Turpeinen (FI) passed the judges exam in category 1 at the show in Göteborg (SE) on the 7th December 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mr. Marcin Biernaczyk (PL) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Groningen (NL) on the 7th December 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 2.
  • Mrs. Jana Stěničková (CZ) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Olomouc (CZ) on the 7th December 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Elena Zagorskaya (RU) passed the judges exam in category 4 at the show in Olomouc (CZ) on the 7th December 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Carla Rotini (IT) passed the required stage at the show in Bari (IT) on the 1st December 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • Mrs. Anžela Fomičeva (LV) passed the last of the required stages at the show in Silaspils (LV) on the 30th November 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 2.
  • Mrs. Małgorzata Pruś (PL) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Bari (IT) on the 30th November 2019 and is as from that date a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Alena Opatrná (CZ) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Kyiv (UA) on the 30th November 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mr. Michael Edström (SE) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Dal (NO) on the 30th November 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 3 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Tetiana Boiko (UA) passed the judges exam in breed group D at the show in Kyiv (UA) on the 30th November 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Marianne Roth (DK) is reactivated as an International Judge for category 3 and breed group C as from the 28th November 2019.
  • Mrs. Tatyana Moraru-Puranen (FI) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Konin (PL) on the 23rd November 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Sanna Hietala (FI) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Turku (FI) on the 23rd November 2019 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Lucie Pánková (CZ) passed the required stage at the show in Łódź (PL) on the 17th November 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 2.
  • Mrs. Daria Przybysz (PL) passed the required stages at the show in Łódź (PL) on the 17th November 2019 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 2.
  • Mrs. Aneta Makowska (PL) is reactivated as an International Judge for breed group A as from the 15th November 2019.
  • Mrs. Iréne Eek Magnusson (SE) passed the judges exam in breed group C at the show in Vårgårda (SE) on the 9th November 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Dominika Halická (SK) passed the judges exam in breed group A at the show in Gorredijk (NL) on the 2nd November 2019 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • 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. 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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