Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana

The Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana (Italian for "National Entity of Italian Cynology"), usually known as ENCI, is the national organisation responsible for dog pedigree registration services in Italy.[1] It is sometimes called the Italian Kennel Club.[2]

Italian Kennel Club
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AbbreviationENCI
Formation1882
FoundersCarlo Borromeo
Emilio Belgioioso d'Este
Ferdinando Delor
Carlo Biffi
Luigi Radice
Location
Area served
Italy
President
Dino Muto
Websiteenci.it

The association provides judging for dog shows and many other services relating to dog showing. The club was founded in 1882 as the Kennel Club Italiano.[3] It is a full member of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.[4] It received approval from the Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali, the Italian ministry of agriculture, in 1992, and is the only organisation approved to register dog breeds.[5]:7 The head office is located in Milan, and it has offices in all regions of Italy.

In 2009 the association had more than 160,000 dogs listed in its stud books and organised about 400 shows. It gives special attention to the sixteen recognised breeds originating in Italy, i.e. the Bergamasco Shepherd, the Bolognese, the Bracco Italiano, the Cane Corso, the Cirneco dell'Etna, the Italian Greyhound, the Lagotto Romagnolo, the Maltese, the Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog, the Neapolitan Mastiff, the Segugio dell'Appennino, the short-haired and wire-haired Segugio Italiano, the Segugio Maremmano, the Spinone Italiano and the Volpino Italiano.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.Klever (1977). Il Cane. Roma: Edizioni Mediterranee. p. 29. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Italian kennel Club". ENCI. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  3. ^ Cenni storici (in Italian). Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana. Accessed July 2020.
  4. ^ "FCI members and contract partners". Fédération Cynologique Internationale. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  5. ^ Oscar Luigi Scalfaro (30 December 1992). Enti selezionatori che tengono libri genealogici per gli animali riproduttori di razza pura appartenenti alle specie Apis mellifera, Cunicola, Avicola, Canina e Felina (in Italian). Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali: Decreto Legislativo 30 dicembre 1992, n. 529 – Attuazione della direttiva 91/174/CEE relativa alle condizioni zootecniche e genealogiche che disciplinano la commercializzazione degli animali di razza. Gazzetta Ufficiale, Serie Generale n. 7 del 11.01.1993, Supplemento Ordinario n. 5. Accessed January 2020.
  6. ^ Razze italiane (in Italian). Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana. Accessed July 2020.