The Fédération Cynologique Internationale is the World Canine Organisation. It includes 84 members and contract partners (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI makes sure that the pedigrees and judges are mutually recognised by all the FCI members. The FCI recognises 339 breeds, Each of them is the 'property' of a specific country. The 'owner' countries of the breeds write the standard of these breeds (description of the ideal type of the breed), in co-operation with the Standards and Scientific Commissions of the FCI, and the translation and updating are carried out by the FCI. These standards are in fact the reference on which the judges base themselves when judging in shows held in the FCI member countries; they are THE reference assisting the breeders in their attempt to produce top-quality dogs.
Az egyik legnépesebb retrieveres klub a világon. Természetesen náluk is főleg Labrador és Golden tenyésztők vannak nagy számban, de a többi retriever fajta is képviselteti magát. Goldeneket és Labradorokat tekintve is a világ élvonalába tartoznak, és nagyon sokan a mai napig is aktívan vadásznak, dolgoznak kutyáikkal.
The origins of the GRC date back to 1911 when, under the leadership of Mrs Charlesworth, a committee of four or five stalwarts formed a club for Yellow Retriever owners. In 1913 this fledgling club was recognised by the Kennel Club and became known as the Golden Retriever Club. From those pioneering days the Club has grown to a membership in 2009 of 852 single, 968 joint &7 junior UK members with 522 single and 194 joint Associate members from overseas.
The home for dog owners and those working with dogs The Kennel Club is the UK's largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs. The Kennel Club was founded in 1873 and is able to offer dog owners an unparalleled source of information, experience and advice on dog welfare, dog health, dog training and dog breeding.