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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 Commissions

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

International Drafting CommissionCommission of Expert World JudgesDog Registry Commission
Mr. Ciro BoianoMr. Antonio Zorrilla DelgadoMrs. Cinzia Napolitano
Mrs. Betty CapriglioneMr. Zbigniew Paweł ZielińskiMrs. Katerina Beresova
Dog Event CommissionMarketing and Advertising CommissionDisciplinary and Arbitration Commission
Mrs. Gabriella LarssonMr. Ahmed AzeemMr. Fatih Pehlivan
Mr. Ciro BoianoMr. Fatih PehlivanMr. Giovanni Boiano

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 LicenzeName ExpertGroupFlagsNationality
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n° 025/23
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n° 029/23
n° 030/23
n° 031/23
n° 032/23
n° 033/23
n° 034/23
Mr. Ciro Boiano
Mr. Antonio Zorilla Delgado
Mr. Zbigniew Paweł Zieliński
Mr. Fatih Pehlivan
Mr. Eric Bastos
Mrs. Eva Zielinska
Mrs. Inna Shtonda
Mr. Ahmed A-Azeem

Mr Carlo Cesareo
Mr Mehmet Kahraman
Mr Sorgun Bayraktaroglu
Mrs Francesca Granatiero
Mrs Lidia Grazyna Lewandwska
Mrs Serife Sozer
Mr Emrah Yilmaz
Mr Paolo De Simone
Mrs Joanna Beata Senz
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
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All Breed
Group 1/2 Spec. Mastiff, Alabai, Caucasion Sh.
All Breed
All Breed
All Breed
All Breed
All Breed
Group 9 Specialist Bulldog
All Breed
All Breed
All Breed
All Breed
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Group 9 Specialist Poodle
All Breed
All Breed
Group 6/10 Specialist Afghan Hound
Group 9 Specialist Bulldog
All Breed
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Group 1 Specialist German Shepherd
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