Good News German Shepherd Dog Lovers!
Good news is that the breed standard for German Shepherd Dog breed has been amended in terms of their coat types. Yes, GSD owners who are enthisiasts of the long coat variety of German Shepherds will be happy now to learn that the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) has approved adopting the long coat type as a distinctictive breed variety with effect from January 1, 2011. In the resolution of 2008 -2009 Federal Assembly, the SV had filed a motion with the FCI for adopting the coat type “Long Straight Topcoat with Undercoat” as a distinctive variety in the GSD breed. I feel really glad to inform you that the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) has approved the motion filed by the SV with effect from January 1, 2011.
What does this mean?
By approving this motion of the SV, the FCI allows the specific variety of German Shepherd Dog breed with “Long Straight Topcoat with Undercoat” hair type:
1) To participate in the breed surveys
2) To participate in the breed specialty shows across the globe.
3) To get entitled in the breeding program officially, subject to certain principles to be maintained.
Check out in details information on the approval of “Long Straight Topcoat with Undercoat” hair type by FCI. Click on GSD breed Standard Amendement.