Following discussion amongst the member clubs of the International Leonberger Union, the board notes and accepts the Russian Leonberger Club’s decision to voluntarily suspend their membership of the ILU.
Solidarity with Ukraine
The FCI has announced a fund for donations to help Ukrainian Breeders and Dogs
The FCI and its General Committee officially condemn the invasion of Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation. This conflict and aggression cannot leave anybody indifferent and we all feel concerned, sad, and angry. The situation has led the FCI General Committee to hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday, 27 February 2022.
In order to give the opportunity to our Members/Contract Partners and any other persons to express their solidarity and help towards the Ukrainian people, their dog lovers/breeders/keepers, the FCI will open a bank account, specially for this purpose, where all donations are welcome and will be forwarded, with full transparency, to help the Ukrainian Kennel Union (UKU) and the Ukrainian breeders badly affected by the war and in serious need, living either in Ukraine or having fled to neighboring countries.
Any amount and donation will be welcome and will be used entirely and solely for the above purpose, in full transparency.
Details of the account:FCI – Solidarity with Ukraine
IBAN BE67 7320 6383 9387
Account number: 732-0638393-87CBC BANQUE ET ASSURANCE
Avenue Albert 1er, 60
5000 - NAMUR
Thank you all for your support and sense of solidarity with the Ukrainian people!
The FCI General Committee members:
Dr T.Jakkel, FCI President
G.Jipping, FCI Vice-President
B.Müller, FCI Treasurer
J.Hindse, President of the FCI Europe Section
JL.Payro, President of the FCI Americas and Carribbean Section
D.Santos, President of the FCI Asia, Africa and Oceania Section
A Message from the Board ...
The Board of the ILU supports the recent statement by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and condemns the invasion of Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation. This conflict and aggression cannot leave anybody indifferent and we all feel concerned, sad and angry.
The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Army has also put entire families of our dog community in complete distress. This war has placed our breeders and their dogs at great risk, directly threatening their welfare and their lives. Many have had to flee, others are surviving in precarious conditions, hiding in shelters where food and basic commodities are becoming very scarce. Yet, in these terrible and trying times, they have not abandoned their dogs!
In addition, the Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (VDH) strongly condemns the further escalation of violence against the Ukrainian population. Due to the participation of Belarus in this anti-national invasion initiated by Russia, all Exhibitors and Athletes from Russia and Belarus are excluded from VDH exhibitions, exams and sports events.
The German Leonberger Club (DCLH) has affirmed that these rules will apply to the forthcoming Leonberger World Show to be held in Leonberg in 2022 and that all Russian and Belorussian resident Leonberger owners will be excluded from this event.
The board of the ILU welcomes and supports the decisions by the FCI, the VDH and the DCLH.
Judges Working Group Formed
We are pleased to announce the formation of the Judges Working Group. The initial members of the working group will be ...
The first meeting of the group will take place on 17th February 2022. Member Clubs that wish to participate may still send names for inclusion in the Working Group.
IULH World Championship Show 2022
Due to the pandemic travel restrictions potentially limiting the number of foreign participants and therefore affecting the status of the event, The Russian Club will delegate its right to host IULH World Championship in 2022 to the German Leonberger Club as discussed at our meeting in September 2021. The new dates of the IULH World Show in Germany will be coordinated with IULH Board.
The Union looks forward to the IULH World Show being able to return to Russia as soon as the situation allows.
Natalia Romanova has been elected the President of the Russian Leonberger Club. Please, use the email address email@example.com for the correspondence with Natalia until new email addresses have been established for the Club
The Board of the ILU sends warm congratulations to Natalia and the Russian Leonberger Club and Thanks the outgoing president, Tatiana Zavorina, for her many years of service and dedication to the Leonberger breed.
OCLH Club Show - 21st May 2022
Our club exhibition weekend 2022 will take place in Anthering, close to the city of Salzburg - including multiple club activities, our general meeting and the ÖCLH clubshow on Saturday 21st May 2022. As before, we will award the titles CACA, Club winner (male/female), Youth winner and Veteran winner, BOB and BOS as well as the "Austrian winner" and the award "Star of Austria" for the best head (male/female). The "kids and Leo"-event will be part of our supporting programme.
The below mentioned judges will be on duty during the club exhibition:
Francisco RUIZ RODRIGUEZ (ESP)
Uschi EISNER (AT)
Preliminary schedule of the Club show:
More Details and Registration can be found here ... https://www.leonberger-oeclh.at/ausstellungen-clubschau-anthering.php
WORLD DOG SHOW 2021 - Brno
Kharkiv, Ukraine 1.08.2021
“OSCAR” ILLUSTRIS LEO VOM ZARENDORF
BEST IN GROUP - 3
Honorable judges: Tetiana Borysova (UKR) and Zoia Oleynikova (UKR).
Handler: Natali Mey, breeder: Anna Mikhaleva, owner: Daria Gavrish.