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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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Judges resignations & retirements (last update: 05.01.2017)

We have been informed about the resignation of the following judges as from 1st January 2017:
Mrs. Anne Køhn (DK), International Judge for category II since 2000 and category I since 2012
Mrs. Jette Eva Madsen (DK), International Judge for category II since 1991
Mrs. Annelie Persson (SE), International Judge for category II since 2006
Mrs. Adriana Vázquez de Bava (AR), International Judge for category IV since 1994, category I since 1999 and Non-European Judge for category II since 2006.
We thank these ladies for their many years of commitment and dedication to FIFe and wish them all the best for the future.
The Honorary Judge Mrs. Eva Wiéland Schilla (CH), International Judge for categories I (since 1984), III (since 1989) & IV (since 1996), has retired. We thank Mrs. Wiéland Schilla for her more than 30 years of service to FIFe and we are grateful that she continues her work as FIFe Cattery Name Administrator.

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General Assembly 2017 - hotel booking form & GA programme

The General Assembly 2017 will be held on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May. The venue is: Hotel Saffron, Bratislava, Slovakia. Room reservations at special rates can be made until the 31st of March 2017 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 Monday 22th May until Saturday 27th May 2017.

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Judges List & Student Judges List

The Judges List on the website is now displaying the judges’ qualifications in the categories 1, 2, 3, 4 and/or the breed groups A, B, C, D. The list is also indicating the activity information 2016 as received from our judges. You can find the updated Judges List in the section Organisation > Judges > Judges List.
The Student Judges List on the website is now indicating the categories and/or the breed groups in which the student judges are training. You can find the updated Student Judges List in the section Organisation > Judges > Student Judges List.

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Categories and breed groups

In 2016 FIFe introduced the new categories 1, 2, 3 and 4 at shows. As a result of proposals carried by the General Assembly 2016, FIFe will have a new judges training programme adjusted to these new categories as from 2017. A temporary breed training programme comes into effect enabling judges who qualified before 1st of January 2017 to adjust their competence to fully suit the categories 1 and/or 4 (→ Judges Rules Annex 3). To support the transition four so-called breed groups have been established:
● A = EXO, PER
● B = RAG, SBI, TUV
● C = ABY, CRX, DRX, DSP, GRX, JBT, RUS, SOM, SPH
● D = BAL, OLH, OSH, PEB, SIA.
More information is available for downloading here.

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Summary of changes in the Rules & Standards per 01.01.2017

A summary of the changes in our Rules and Standards per 1st January 2017 can be found in a document which is available for downloading here.

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Rules & Forms - version 2017

In the section Rules & Forms you can find the 2017 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 forms version 2017 and not any outdated versions. This specifically applies to the Judges Examination Application form which is updated to cover the requirements of the new category training programme and the temporary breed training programme.

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Breed Standards & General Part - version 2017

You can find the 2017 version of the Standard of all FIFe recognised breeds and the General Part in the Breeds section.

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Compulsory Student Judges Seminar - 27.01.2017

The next Compulsory Student Judges Seminar will be held in Pisa, Italy, on Friday 27th January 2017. The Board wishes to express its gratitude to the Italian FIFe Member ANFI for hosting 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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New judges (last update: 14.01.2017)

Congratulations!

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  • Mrs. Bette Lind (DK) passed the exam in breed group A at the show in Hørning (DK) on the 14th January 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • Mr. Nico Padovano (IT) passed the required stage at the show in Napoli (IT) on the 18th December 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category I.
  • Mr. Gianmichele Romano (IT) is reactivated as an International Judge for categories I and II as from the 9th December 2016.
  • Mr. Mirosław Skotarczyk (PL) passed the last of the required stages at the show in Warszawa (PL) on the 4th December 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category II.
  • Mr. Leslie van Grebst (DK) passed the judges exam in category III at the show in Herlev (DK) on the 4th December 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category III and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Lena Vencliková (CZ) passed the judges exam in category II at the show in Olomouc (CZ) on the 3rd December 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category II.
  • Mrs. Jurgita Gustaitiene (LT) passed the judges exam in category I at the show in Yogyakarta (ID) on the 3rd December 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category I and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Irina Aljas (EE) passed the last of the required stages at the show in Tallinn (EE) on the 19th November 2016 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category I.
  • Mrs. Davorka Alfirević (HR) passed the judges exam in category II at the show in Zagreb (HR) on the 19th November 2016 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mr. Alexander Platz (DE) passed the judges exam in category III at the show in Karlsruhe (DE) on the 12th November 2016 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Fanny Tavernise (CH) passed the judges exam in category IV at the show in Schiedam (NL) on the 11th September 2016 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Małgorzata Pruś (PL) passed the judges exam in category I at the show in Jakarta (ID) on the 14th November 2015 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Yulia Skabovska (UA) passed the judges exam in category III at the show in Kyiv (UA) on the 31st October 2015 and is now a probational judge in that category.
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