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AAFC Approvals

We are pleased to announce that after a much-anticipated wait, CKC received approval from the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) on September 24, 2020, to add 12 new breeds to Section 24.1 of the Canadian Kennel Club By-laws.
Starting November 1, 2020, the following breeds will be eligible for full registration with the Canadian Kennel Club:
  1. Anatolian Shepherd Dog
  2. Australian Kelpie
  3. Black Russian Terrier
  4. Finnish Lapphund
  5. Glen of Imaal Terrier
  6. Lagotto Romagnolo
  7. Mudi
  8. Portuguese Sheepdog
  9. Rat Terrier
  10. Shikoku
  11. Spanish Water Dog
  12. Tibetan Mastiff
Due to the high volume of registration applications expected, Staff are working to finalize a plan to inform owners of these breeds how they should proceed. This includes a full review of associated fees and determining if extra documentation is needed to accompany litter registrations breeders/owners have previously submitted to CKC.
Once finalized, we will provide more details on the next steps for owners of these breeds.

Reminder: Breeds currently recognized by the Canine Federation of Canada (CFC) are subject to additional processes and approvals with the CFC. Though the Beauceron, the Cane Corso, the Coton de Tulear, and the Dogue de Bordeaux have not yet been approved for full recognition, these breeds can still be registered with CKC with a Miscellaneous Certification Number (MCN).
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