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The Finnish Kennel Club

    Suomen Kennelliitto (Finnish Kennel Club, in English) - Established in 1889, the Finnish Kennel Club is a nationwide expert organisation on canine matters. Its aim is to promote the breeding of pedigree dogs, support diverse dog-related activities and improve dog-keeping standards in Finland. FKC disseminates expert information and serves as a comprehensive lobbying organisation for Finnish and international dog activities.


    Website: https://www.kennelliitto.fi/en
    Finnish Kennel Club Blog at DogWellNet: - under construction -

    About Us:

    FKC has two subsidiaries: Showlink Oy and Kustannus Oy Koiramme. Showlink Oy consists of a unit located in the centre of Espoo that focuses on dog show services and sales, as well as a Leppävirta-based unit, which is responsible for the Finnish Kennel Club's telephone counselling and data storage services. The primary function of the Kustannus Oy Koiramme publishing company is to publish and produce Koiramme, the FKC membership magazine. The magazine's office is located in Turenki and it has more than 380,000 readers.

    National Kennel Club/ non-profit


    The decision-making power of the Finnish Kennel Club is vested in its General Assembly and Council. Administration is handled by the Board. The General Assembly wields the highest decision-making power in the Finnish Kennel Club. It convenes every third year in March. Two members from each kennel district and one member from each breed association are elected to the Council. In addition, the General Assembly elects 12 members to serve on the Council. The Council elects a Chair for the Board for a term of two years as well as nine members for terms of three years.


    The Finnish Kennel Club office employs 40 people. Kustannus Oy Koiramme employs three people, and Showlink Oy has 15 employees.

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