Fédération Cynologique Internationale or FCI is the largest canine organisation of the world. FCI aims to promote and protect the cynology of purebred canines. View all the latest information on pedigree dogs worldwide. Learn about breed standards and the guidelines that describe the ideal characteristics, temperament, and appearance of breeds to ensure that the breed is fit for function and you are choosing the right breed of dog for yourself or your family.
The Australian National Kennel Council Ltd is the coordinating kennel club of Australia. ANKC is a member organization of Fédération Cynologique Internationale. ANKC is the administrative body for pure breed canine affairs for its members in all States and territories of Australia. ANKC mission is to promote excellence in breeding, showing, trialling, obedience and other canine related activities; the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound pure-bred dogs by responsible individuals across Australia.
It is the peak body in Australia responsible for Registered Pure-Bred dogs. Registered Breeders who are members of its affiliates must abide by the ANKC Ltd Code of Ethics which covers health and welfare considerations. The health and physical welfare is combined to the codes and includes adequate maturity for first litter; maximum number of litters bred from a bitch; recovery time between litters.
ANKC Ltd is committed to improving the health of all pedigreed dogs. The organisation donates $1.00 from each puppy registered to help fund the Canine Research Foundation and Veterinary Research projects such as gene mapping, canine vaccinations and early detection of diseases.
Animal Welfare League Australia is a national non-profit organisation caring for companion animals. The organisation recognises the bond between pets and their owners and works to deliver high standards of care for companion pets. Their mission is to advocate for change and use their national voice to improve animals lives while enriching and strengthening the bond between human and animal.
There are six state organisations scattered around Australia: the Animal Welfare Leagues New South Wales , Queensland, South Australia, Dogs Homes of Tasmania, SAFE Inc WA and Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Victoria. Dedicated staff, volunteers, and foster carers provide care onsite or part of community outreach programs to over 30,000 injured, unwanted or lost pets annually. Adoption of pets from responsible shelters, rehoming centres and rescue organisations is advocated by AWLA.
AWLA is committed to preserving the bond between people and their pets. Positive Ageing in the Company of Animals is one of their programs. The AWLA organisation has identified and promotes successful models which support aged care residents who have pets. They have created a national ‘one-stop’ pet resource kit for aged care residents and providers. They also provide grant funding assistance to facilities and residents to make suitable residential arrangements or modifications to allow residents and their pets to continue to live-in together and maintain their existing bond. For more great things about AWLA projects follow them on Facebook and Twitter.