The World Dog Federation is the world canine organization. It comprises Official Members and contractual partners (one member per country) who each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges.
The WDF ensures that pedigrees and judges are mutually recognized by all WDF members.
The WDF recognizes 379 breeds. Each of them is the “property” of a specific country. The countries ‘owners’ of the breeds draw up the standard of these breeds (detailed description of the ideal type of the breed), in collaboration with the Standards and the Scientific Commissions of the WDF. The translation, updating and publication of the standards are handled by the WDF. These standards are the reference for judges at shows held in WDF member countries, but also for breeders in their quest to produce high quality dogs.
Each Contracting Member or Partner conducts International Conformation Shows as well as International Working (Utility, Tracking, Nordic Style, Mondioring) Trials and Trials/Hunting, International Agility, Obedience and Dog Dancing , international racing and coursing and international breeding trials. The results of these competitions/tests are sent to the WDF headquarters where they are processed and approved. When a dog has achieved a certain number of awards, it is eligible for the title of International Champion in Beauty, Show, Work, Beauty and Work, Agility, Obedience, Dog Dancing, Race, Beauty and Performance or Herding. These titles are homologated by the WDF extension.
Furthermore, every breeder can apply for the international registration of his kennel name through his national canine organization.
Organizational Structure of the WDF
WDF General Assembly
WDF General Committee (Executive Committee, Members, Executive Director)
WDF mandatory Commissions (International Drafting Commission, Commission of Expert World Judges, Disciplinary and Arbitration Commission, Dog Registry Commission, Dog Event Commission, Marketing and Advertising Commission)
WDF non-mandatory commissions
WDF Honorary President and Members
The current Board of Directors is made up of the founding members, who formed the first commission of the world Board.
Every year starting from 2024 elections will be held for new entries in the steering committee, these people will be chosen on the merits of professional ethics and candidates for elections to fill this role.
Applicants will be selected from directors of member countries who have accumulated over one year of membership with the WDF.
Currently the members who fill the role of the world governing council are listed in the federation’s registration report.
List of International Expert Judges registered in the WDF world register
The Federation is particularly keen on the selection of its World Experts who follow a complete training process that makes them absolute excellence in selective judging within the prestigious rings.
The WDF team of Experts is listed below and is constantly growing and updating to offer member states a broad group of professionals for the selection of judges in international level exhibitions.
|Number Licenze||Name Expert||Group||Flags||Nationality|
|Mr. Ciro Boiano|
Mr. Kaare Halvorsen
Mrs. Katarzyna Kondey
Mr. Fatih Pehlivan
Mr. Eric Bastos
Mrs. Joanna Mikulska
Mrs. Inna Shtonda
Mr. Ahmed A-Azeem
Mr. Carlo Cesareo
Mr. Mehmet Kahraman
Mr. Sorgun Bayraktaroglu
Mrs. Francesca Granatiero
Mr. Andrzey Kotula
Mrs. Serife Sozer
Mr. Emrah Yilmaz
Mr. Paolo De Simone
Mrs. Marta Iskierska
Mr. Kuzey Sanli
Mr. Pietro Mangino
Mrs. Izagirre Arretxe Almike
Mrs. Alla Serimoglu Beresheva
Mr. Roy Sundbye
Mrs. Betty Capriglione
Mrs. Katerina Beresova
Mrs. Elena Holanova
Mr. Fabio Fioravanzi
Mr. Angelo Retta
Mrs. Gabriella Larsson
Mr. Brigitte Byerring Eriksson
Mr. Ehab Sayed Hassan
Mr. Hesham Medhat Oweida
Mr. Aly Awadallah Mohamed
Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Rashwan
Mrs. Paulina Kondey
Mrs. Roksana Zkudova
Mrs. Agnieszka Alicja Ciebiera
Group 1/2 Spec. Mastiff, Alabai, Caucasion Sh.
Group 9 Specialist Bulldog
Group 9 Specialist Poodle
Group 6/10 Specialist Afghan Hound
Group 9 Specialist Bulldog
Group 1 Specialist German Shepherd
The World Dog Federation has been officially registered with the Italian Ministry of State and recognized as a World Umbrella Body as stated in its statute.
Each member state under it follows and respects the regulations and standards issued by it on animal welfare in full agreement with the laws on the subject.
all official member states share a single globally relevant project for the future of dog breed genetics.