Saturday, April 16, 2011

How to register your Coton to show in Canada

CFC & CKC Registration 

When the Coton de Tulear was first introduced in Canada, the only Canadian registry available at that time was the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). Being a new breed, the Coton was not recognized by the CKC, and because of this we were not allowed to register litters of Coton de Tulear with them.

The Canine Federation of Canada (CFC) is a pure breed registery governed by the Animal Pedigree act and under the umbrella of Agriculture Canada just as the Canadian Kennel Club is. At the present time they are the only registery in Canada able to issue purebred registration papers for the Coton de Tulear. They are a small organization which recognizes several "Rare Breeds". The registration requirements are similar between the CKC and the CFC, and complete historical records and stud books are maintained by both as well. The CFC adopted the very first official description or "standard" governing the appearance of the Coton de Tulear in Canada. 

The CFC used the standard written by the FCI. For more information on this registery you can check out the web page at

Dogs registered with the CFC will receive a certificate of registration. A pedigree for each dog registered with the CFC is also retained on record in the Canine Federation of Canada Stud Book, Canadian Livestock Records Corporation.

It is also possible to register a Coton de Tulear in the Toy category of the Canadian Kennel Club. A Coton registered with this organization will receive Certification. This document, which is only a registration number (no pedigree), must not be represented as a Certificate of Registration or Certificate of Identification as defined in the Animal Pedigree Act. With this certification, it is possible to compete with your Coton in conformation, flyball, obedience shows, and obtain a championship for the dog. (TEXT ABOVE- from the website of the Coton de Tulear Club of Canada.)

STEP TWO - Contact CKC to obtain info for membership application and also registration form to register your dog to show in Canada -

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