CKC is pleased to share that at the June 6 & 7th Board Meeting, CKC's Board of Directors voted to recognize the Korea Kennel Federation (KKF) officially.
With this recognition, CKC has added the Korea Kennel Federation to its List of Recognized Foreign Stud Books
. CKC and KKF now officially recognize each other's registration certificates and pedigrees, and dogs imported into Canada registered with KKF are eligible for full registration with CKC.
Established in 1945 as Korea's first domestic canine organization, the Korea Kennel Federation
is a member of FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale), WUSV (Weltunion der Vereine für Deutsche Schäferhunde), and AKU (Asia Kennel Union).
In a letter sent to Lance Novak, Executive Director of the Canadian Kennel Club, Dr. Sang Woo Park, President of KKF, expressed his joy and appreciation for the CKC Board's decision. As Park states, "many CKC judges officiate [sic] KKF dog shows and contribute [sic] to the development of the Korean Canine Culture. It was thrilling news … we have wished [for] a close working relationship between our two organizations for a long time".
Lance Novak, CKC Executive Director, shares this sentiment and looks forward to a formal relationship between the two Clubs that will support dog health and well-being globally, and increase access to activities and opportunities for Canadian and Korean purebred dog enthusiasts.
For the full list of Foreign Kennel Clubs recognized by the CKC, click here.