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IFEZ -International Federation for Eurasier Breeding - World Union -

The International Federation of Eurasier Breeding is an alliance of Eurasier Clubs whose members feel a special obligation to ensure the welfare of the Eurasier breed. The clubs are all members of the FCI via their national Kennel Clubs and therefore guarantee sound breeding practices. The IFEZ was founded in February of 1996, based on a suggestion of the “Zuchtgemeinschaft fuer Eurasier” (ZG), one of the

three German clubs of origin of the breed. The goal was to unite as many clubs as possible within Europe to breed Eurasiers on a high standard under observation of strict rules. The chairmanship rotates bi-annually. Currently the IFEZ represents more than 6,000 Eurasier friends which is more than half of all Eurasier club members in all of Europe.The individual clubs exchange breeding relevant data of those Eurasiers bred within their clubs which is gathered in a database creating the greatest possible pool of information concerning health and behavior of the dogs. This data is used in modern breeding programs which are used for the breeding assessment of Eurasiers and planned breeding.

Since 1999 each Eurasier puppy that was bred in a member club of the IFEZ is being issued a special certificate confirming that the puppy stems from a club that observes the strict rules outlined by the IFEZ. By means of this certificate it is easy to differentiate between genuine Eurasiers stemming from those IFEZ member clubs and possible dissident breeders who might cross Chow Chows, Samoyeds and Wolfspitz and sell them under the “Eurasier” name. The rules outlined by the IFEZ are:

The Eurasier is sold with papers issued by a club that is member of the FCI.

  • · · The Eurasier was bred from breeders that are maintaining a high standard.
  • · · The parents of the puppy were screened for hip dysplasia, patellar luxation and eye disease.
  • · · The parents passed an assessment that qualifies them for breeding which is performed by a breeding specialist of the club (Koermeister) or a specialty judge.
  • · · The determination of what bitch is bred to what stud is based on scientifically based breeding assessment with the goal to breed healthy and robust Eurasier with    a sound character.
  • · · Breeding for commercial purposes is not permitted.
  • · · The homes of the breeders and the raising of the puppies is being checked by breeding specialists of the clubs.
  • · · The puppies are raised within the family and are therefore socialized very early with people and their environment.

In November 2005 the IFEZ founded the „International Federation for Eurasier Breeding – World Association“ and signs a cooperation agreement between the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and the IFEZ World Association for Eurasiers.This world association strives to look after the Eurasier breed which it represents on a world wide scale based on its codes and the FCI standard No 291 which includes the application of and the compliance with the FCI standard and the goal to maintain the health and temperament characteristics. It is of importance to the IFEZ World Association that everywhere in the world the Eurasier is kept as a family dog and is bred in accordance with the standard

Current full members of the IFEZ are:

Associate Members of the IFEZ are:

Eurasier-Club Austria, ECA, Österreich

Eurasier Club of Denmark

Eurasierfreunde Schweiz, EFS, Schweiz

United States Eurasier Club Inc. - USA

Eurasier-Klub e.V., Sitz Weinheim, EKW, Deutschland

Eurasier Club Belgie - Belgium

Zuchtgemeinschaft fuer Eurasier, ZG, Germany

Eurasier Society UK - England

Interessengemeinschaft Eurasierfreunde Schweiz, IGES, Schweiz

Cooperating Members of the IFEZ are:

Eurasier Verenigung Nederland, EVN, Niederlande

Eurasier Club of Italy

Suomen Eurasier Kerho, SEK, Finland

 

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