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  • November 2017 – Guides d’utilisation du Portail


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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!


  • Le LOF



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

Statistics/Registrations Les statistiques du LOF depuis 1969


scc5gen.pngIn 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. Key figures: • over 10 million dogs listed • over 700,000 dogs registered per year


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.

  • Download French Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Forestry health requirements for traveling to France with pets from EU countries and for traveling with pets to EU countries.

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.

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  • Juges et responsables

Education and information

The SCC organizes several training sessions for:

  • breeders
  • judges (initial and ongoing training)
  • show secretaries and ring stewards
  • dog trainers, etc.

More information

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
  • 250,000 photographs

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

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