New Website: https://www.centrale-canine.fr/
The French stud book: THE LIVRE DES ORIGINES FRANÇAIS - LOF
The French stud book has been opened on the 11th of March 1885, with the entry of Marco, a French pointing griffon bred by Mr. Boulet from Normandy. The LOF is the sole official stud book approved by the French Ministry of Agriculture in 1957 to issue pedigrees. It enables the "traceability" of pedigree dog origins, continuously improved thanks to genetics. Only dogs registered in the LOF are entitled to the name "dog breed" which justifies a higher price than a cross dog, of appearance or racial type. A LOF dog has a pedigree. This is the only genealogical book dedicated exclusively to the canine species in our country, which celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2015!
The French Kennel Club recognizes over 330 breeds.
It deals with:
over 18,000 breeders
over 225,000 birth registrations per year
over 55,000 confirmations (breeding suitability tests) per year
over 1,300 judges and confirmation experts
Les statistiques du LOF depuis 1969
In 2012 the work of the Breeding commission enabled the SCC to set up birth certificates and 3-generation pedigrees « enriched » with information about DNA (identification, parentage), selection rating, health and performances (breed standard compliance and work).
In 2016 the SCC expanded upon the initial work done to 5-generation pedigrees containing even more key genealogical information.
Development of the enriched The 5-Generation Pedigree is a effort which highlights the SCC's and their affiliated breed club's commitment to support education of breeders and owners -- the 5-Generation Pedigree spotlighting value-added traits and qualities important to purebred dog's health and welfare.
See DogWellNet's article, "The 5-Generation Pedigree".
Identification: the Fichier National Canin – FNC, since 1/01/2013: I-CAD
At the request of the Ministry of Agriculture, the SCC founded in 1971 the National Dog Register, a data base for all dogs, purebred or not, identified by tattoo and/or microchip.
The register is accessible to town halls, veterinarians, firemen, police forces and dog rescues.
• over 10 million dogs listed
• over 700,000 dogs registered per year
SNVEL - I-CAD
Since the 1st of January 2013, the SNVEL (the National Union of Veterinary Surgeons) and the SCC have founded a joint structure, called I-CAD, the sole body authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture to manage the National Register for the Identification of Domestic Carnivores.
Shows and working trials - History
The first French Dog Show took place in 1863, in the Jardin d'Acclimatation, Bois de Boulogne, just outside of Paris. In spite of the patronage of H.I.H Prince Napoleon, who showed a pack of foxhounds, almost twenty years went by before the establishment of the French Kennel Club for the improvement of dog breeds native to France.
Education and information
The SCC organizes several training sessions for:
judges (initial and ongoing training)
show secretaries and ring stewards
dog trainers, etc.
For dog lovers and the general public:
A large website gathering the institutional website of the SCC and general information for the public, websites of the breed clubs, the regional canine organizations, utility clubs and even breeders' websites
The quarterly review, “Cynophilie Française”, published in 35.000 copies
The Literary Award rewards each year a scientific or literary work that contributes to the better knowledge of the bond man and dog
A bi-monthly newsletter, dedicated to breeders, dog fanciers, affiliated organizations
The Media Library
Thanks to significant heritage funding and regular donations, this media library aims to preserve and maintain records of French "canine culture". Books and reviews juxtaposed with photographs, paintings, sculptures and many other works of art representing the relationship between man and dogs.
in a spacious and comfortable place, dog lovers can do specialized genealogical research, aided by state-of-the-art information technology and to keep up with latest news from the world of dogs
You can find:
more than 3,500 reference books, from the 18th century until today
stud books registers
exhibitions and championship shows Catalogues
More than 500 veterinary theses
50 French and foreign magazines issues
140 breed clubs’ magazines issues
a stock of antiquarian cynophile and cynegetic documents
Websites and Health Resources
The French Kennel Club Website
Commission Nationale Éducation et Activités Cynophiles
LOF Select marks the entry of the french canine selection into the digital era! It is a new decision-making tool for breeders that the French Kennel Club has made available to all dog lovers.
This tool is inspired from the work of other Kennel clubs : Mate Select from The Kennel Club, Avelsdata from the Swedish Kennel Club, Koiranet from the Finnish Kennel club,... The SCC would like to thank them for their support and advice during the development of LOF Select.
Go to LOF Select
Genodog - to better understand genetic diseases
Genodog is a distinct website, that is the result of the association of 5 veterinary thesis with the French Kennel Club. The goal of this tool is to gather all information about genetic diseases in dogs, with diagnosis, treatment, identification of the predisposed breeds,... everything in French !
It will be updated by the French Kennel Club so that French vets and breeders can have a "bible" concerning genetic diseases.
Genodog – pour mieux comprendre les maladies génétiques
Rechercher une maladie
- October 31, 2018 - News from the Société Centrale Canine - LOF Select
♦ Article - UPDATED: 12-5-2018 ♦
Congratulations and Thanks to IPFD Partners, SCC, the French Kennel Club, for recognizing the importance of HGTD in their steps to protect the quality of their pedigree and health database. Stay tuned for more information on their approach and plans...
In the meantime see news just in from the French Kennel Club...
And see updated information from the SCC's Health and Genetic Resources Project Manager, Fleur Marie Missant, on this change of the rules for registering data in the SCC database.
"In order to ensure the traceability of the health results recorded in our database, and communicated on the official publications of the Central Canine Society, and in the framework of the ISO 9001 standard, we have established a list of mandatory criteria for the recording of a genetic test result."
See the new requirement at SCC's website (in French).
English version: PDF:Checklist for registering a DNA test result-Societe Central Canine.pdf
Service Santé et Gestion des ressources génétiques
Effective date : 01/01/2019
Requirements for registering a DNA test result in the French Kennel club database
Quality criterion (not mandatory) are written in blue
This list of requirements for registering a DNA test result has been established as part of the ISO 9001 certification to ensure the traceability of all health results registered in our database and published on official documents.
Every DNA test result delivered after the 1st of January 2019 not following these requirements will not be registered.
Many thanks to SCC's Health and Genetic Resources Project Manager, Fleur Marie Missant, for this explanation in English!
Starting 1st of January 2019, new requirements for registering a DNA test result in the French Kennel club database will be effective.
This change of the rules for registering data in our database has several goals : traceability as asked by the ISO 9001 certification, reliability of data present on the official documents edited by the Société Centrale Canine (pedigree, online database,…), and better information of breeders and owners who are using these genetic tests.
The identification of the veterinarian responsible for the sampling, date of sampling and date of result are mandatory to register a result, in addition to the identification of the dog (microchip, name and breed) and the result. This means that the result will be traceable from the sampling to our database.
The identification of the veterinarian responsible for the sampling certifies the identity of the dog tested. This is why we will no longer register results without information about the veterinarian (veterinary register number if it applies, name and address).
The information of the name of the disease and the name of the gene tested plus the identification of the mutation are also a great indicator of reliability of the result.
Moreover, it is strongly recommended for all laboratories to be part of the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Project. This project will help users in choosing a laboratory and also a test relevant for their situation, and this is an initiative that we want to promote for its comprehensive and global approach.
Better inform users
Results must be written in French or English, so that the breeder but also potential puppy buyers can fully understand.
The clearer way to express results is to mention “clear”, “carrier” or “affected” or the alleles of the dog, this expression must be universal (independent of the laboratory) to be clear to all users. The best way to present results is to have an interpretation of it : What is the percentage of risk for this dog to develop the disease ? What is the percentage of risk to pass it down to its offspring ?
See the new requirement at SCC's website: (In French)
The sampling must be done by a veterinarian who certifies the identity of the dog tested.
The results must be fully written in French or English
Identification of the dog by microchip number or tattoo + breed + complete name + date of birth
Identification of the vet (veterinary register number and name)
Date of sampling and date of result
Name of the disease and identification of the tested gene
Identification of the tested mutation
« Clear », « carrier », or « affected » or identification of the alleles of the dog
Interpretation of the result