Dear club members and cane corso enthusiasts,
The board of directors would like to clear up some misconceptions about the closing of the AKC stud book.
First, a little background: Formed in 1992, the International Cane Corso Federation, or ICCF, is a registry for the cane corso in the United States. (The former ICCF Club was born at the same time.) When individual owners expressed interest in participating in AKC events in the mid-1990s, they were approved through petition and, since 1996, have been recorded in the AKC’s Foundation Stock Service (FSS). Gaining full AKC recognition became a goal for the club and was voted on and passed by the membership. In 2005, the ICCF club’s membership also voted to change its name to the Cane Corso Association of America, or CCAA, to accommodate AKC’s policy regarding the titling of parent clubs. In 2008, we were approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, and in 2010 we became eligible for regular AKC registration. It has been possible to register a cane corso with AKC (FSS) for nearly 20 years, and in 2010 it was announced that the stud book would remain open until July 1, 2015.
Here’s what you should know:
- Closing the studbook as of July 1, 2015, was established early in the process of AKC recognition.
- Five years is the typical time the AKC will keep a studbook open.
- Closing the studbook is not a political agenda; it’s simply part of the AKC transition.
- To ensure the inclusion of all interested fanciers, the ICCF Registry has a duty to its registrants to remind them of the date set by AKC in 2010 and to assist in the complete transfer of their registry.
- Leaving the studbook open longer will not make a future transition easier.
- In order to assist with the transition, the CCAA has negotiated with the AKC to offer a substantially reduced rate for registration transfers from the ICCF. All conversions must be processed through the CCAA and be part of our final package; the amount of the discount is based on number of dogs submitted. This offer is open to members and non-members alike.
From the AKC FSS Facebook page:
When a stud book closes it is only closing to the acceptable domestic registries. The normal time-frame for open registration is 5 years. That gives folks plenty of time to move their breeding stock into the AKC. You may review the current time-frames for breeds at the below link.
Dogs may still be imported from foreign registries that we have an agreement with.
Benefits of AKC registration:
• AKC is the largest, most widely accepted, and comprehensive registry in the US.
• AKC has the best reputation of accuracy.
• AKC offers a wide array of events and titles that are both accepted nationally and internationally.
• Conformation Shows
• Tracking, etc.…
• AKC can issue FCI accepted export pedigrees for foreign countries.
• AKC is a not-for-profit organization and annually allocates close to 30million dollars to the following:
• Kennel Inspections
• AKC Canine Health Foundation
• Canine Search-and-Rescue
• Public Education
• Government Relations
• DNA Profiling
• AKC Museum of the Dog
We strive to be transparent and welcome your comments and questions regarding the stud book or any other matter.
Your friends at the Cane Corso Association of America