ANKC Press Release - Belgian Shepherd Dog Survey Results
A survey was conducted by ANKC Ltd last year to ascertain the feedback from all breeders of registered Belgian Shepherd Dogs in relation to amendments to Regulations Part 6 – The Register & Registration Clause 9.17. The response received indicated support for the regulations to be amended.
As this was an amendment to current regulations, the result of the survey was referred to the ANKC Board of Directors for consideration at their February 2019 Special Board meeting where it was endorsed.
The following amended regulations are effective from 1 July 2019:
9.17 Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael); Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois); Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) & Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren). 9.17.1. Judged separately with each variety receiving separate Challenge Certificates. 9.17.2. Inter variety breeding is conducted as per FCI Breeding Recommendation outlined in 9.17.4 9.17.3. Each individual progeny registered as per “coat/colour” type. 9.17.4 Traditionally acceptable breeding combinations as recommended Oct 2016 by Royal Society St Hubert, Belgium. 1. Groenendael x Tervueren 2. Malinois x Tervueren 3. Laekenois x Malinois.
FCI recommends - Avoid breeding long coated to wire coated or risk of untypical coat texture.